Was Obama administration warned of possible Mideast attacks?
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 5:29
- Date Sep 18, 2012
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
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The administration had any sort of -- -- -- violence was increasing specifically Libby up before the attack.
I'm not aware of any head this is a matter that's under investigation in terms of what precipitated the attacks what the motivations of the attackers were.
-- want to roll the video played.
Answers changing a bit as the days continue here to these questions about.
Who knew what land and exactly what role this anti Islam video has played.
There's new poll out tonight.
By NBC in the Wall Street Journal about the president's handling of foreign policy came out after all of the and to see.
And consulates back and forth in the attacks.
It it says that 49%.
Approve of the president's handling 26 -- 26%.
Disapprove that is down from 54%.
Approving last month his foreign policy handling and what you don't see here is and it's written up on the web site.
That only 41% of independents approve.
The president's foreign policy handling vs 53%.
Who did so last month according to this poll that's a significant drop in a short time when it comes to foreign policy.
And one would think it surrounding.
The handling of this situation we're back with a panel Steve.
Well I think that is exactly what it suggests and if you look you can't have the Middle East for the greater Middle East.
On fire or these kinds of demonstrations and from embassies across the the globe.
And not have to have some impact on the man who's been in charge for three and a half years I think people recognize and their got.
That this is paying the price for weakness whenever the president wants to say however he wants to explain what's happened here were paying the price.
For weakness and you know this is another reason I think that Romney was wise to step in and say something we can quibble about exactly when he should have but I think highlighting the fact that the president.
Has done this will -- -- -- if you look at the things that are coming out of the White House right now.
The fact that they can't answer basic questions on these attacks on the intelligence the fact that.
That Jay Carney.
Challenged and Henry when I had asked him about.
The warnings that the US government had.
Leading up to 9/11 about possible security problems and Jay Carney said well you're completing -- -- things and neither am sort of basic questions that the -- seven.
Very much difficulty answering I think people get that.
It has been a tough couple of days and -- -- this video which kind of turned the attention at least for.
At least today here maybe longer.
It seemed like they're having a tough time.
Answer some of these -- well I think.
Mitt Romney again played into Obama's hands politically by some of the things he said right at the beginning of all -- which caused the -- thoughtful and took a little bit of the attention away from exactly how the administration was handling the situation.
You know as bad as things are and say Egypt Libya and the rest the situation Afghanistan.
Right now is what's.
Potentially very dangerous the the infiltration of US and other forces -- Taliban and other enemy.
Groups is reaching the point now we.
Our troops cannot work together -- -- they -- these patrols these joint patrols correct and did today and the whole premise of the withdrawal plan for 2014.
Is that they will be trained up through joint patrolling so.
The exit strategy is now.
In trouble also today in or yesterday in Kabul there was suicide.
Bomb attack on foreigners -- You know the pretext for which was the video.
Com you know I think that.
-- this is I mean obviously it's just bad in general that this is going on but I think it's politically.
Still live -- the last shoes is to drop on that politically here Charles the president.
And said again on David Letterman.
That there are extremists.
There will be more changes around the world sometimes it may be dangerous we have to remain engaged he says.
Even when countries criticize us.
Your point earlier this week and last week was that it seems that the country is not being.
Totally engaged around the world.
Well -- in -- in a very accommodating apologetic.
Way in which essentially -- American retreat thinking -- you know outstretched hands of the -- to Syria.
And all that this has been the policy established proudly.
In Cairo three and a half years ago and now it's all of a -- it's in ruins.
You know today we had -- all the way to Indonesia the Philippines and time it.
He's leaving only a middle -- story anymore.
This is the collapse of the major thrust of Obama's policy in the Middle East.
In front of our eyes and remember all Obama was able to say in Charlotte who for the whole week.
Bin Laden is dead in repeated over and over again because that's the only achievement -- -- policy Iran -- Israel policy is all sort of a disasters so he said that that bin Laden's death and whether we hear out of these demonstrators.
There are a million of -- vision of us who will die and the black flag of al-Qaeda was raised over two American embassies in tunis.
In Yemen in Egypt in Bolivia and that undermines entirely the Obama argument on -- that is it.