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Saying -- the deaths of four Americans last week and Ben Ghazi Libya came as a result of a terror attack.
On September 11 and not a spontaneous protests at the consulate has previously suggested will -- shift.
Have an impact in the race for the White House valuable national Press Secretary for Obama for American -- good morning to you and welcome back here for our program.
Good morning bill thanks -- at how damaging is this to the campaign.
Especially when it comes to perceptions of foreign policy.
And keeping Americans.
Well listen in in terms of the situation with the I'd refer you to the director of the national counterterrorism center's testimony.
Yesterday they're conducting an investigation right now to find out who perpetrated.
This violence and to bring them to justice throughout these incidents in the Middle East you've seen.
That the president's first concern is the security of the American personnel.
In the region and our embassies we've stepped up security.
-- diplomatic posts in the region is reached out to leaders in the region to ensure that they were meeting their security obligations and condemning.
-- violence I think more probably seen a commander in chief who said that -- and the war in Iraq and responsible way he's done that.
-- refocus and al-Qaeda key terrorist leaders have been taken off the battlefield he's got a plan to war.
To end the war in Afghanistan and is restoring our alliance Atlantis and declare what happened and -- -- -- -- what I hear you saying is that there's no effect you believe that.
Well listen -- governor Romney weighed in before he had a full set of facts.
About a developing situation.
We're not going to do that.
The president isn't somebody.
Who who shoots first and -- later and -- and so when -- incidents and so.
I'm -- argue that the president has has addressed the American people officially -- on one occasion.
And that was last week in the Rose Garden.
Will he address this again and clear up what continues to be a story that gained steam by the hour.
Well again the director of the National Counterterrorism Center yesterday -- career national security.
Officials shared with the American people.
The information that we have about us I understand that but I know this time -- I don't engage in and speculation like everybody -- watching this tends to everybody watching this.
Knows the President Obama is the commander in chief.
It's his job will he address the American people and clear up these stories.
Well listen the administration testified before congress yesterday and share the information that we have.
At this time if there are significant.
Developments of course the president will update the American -- getting easier and other administration officials well.
It just as the other administration officials will update the American people as soon as we have any information but let's -- it's talk about what the contrast here is out with the other side governor Romney is somebody US and outlined.
But the foreign policy as an outlined a plan.
For America's relations with any region in the world -- and outlined a plan to end.
The war in Afghanistan he didn't mention al-Qaeda in the review you have is scared he will listen better foreign policy -- -- US ambassador one of our leading members of this war.
You know fighting this war overseas -- men of enormous respect and he is gone.
That's right and that's why the administration.
24 hours a day an investigation right now to find out exactly who perpetrated that violence.
And to bring them okay I'll wasn't there -- that officials working around got a lot of palatable run economy to rent a couple minutes we have left but I just want to be clear on this there is no plan right now for President Obama tell the American people what happened.
That the administration will constantly update the American people as soon is -- new information is known the director.
Of the National Counterterrorism Center who's collecting all of the intelligence a brief to the senate -- the American people yesterday on the information that we have at this time -- -- -- -- digital information all right available there'll be an update this is the president on David Letterman the other night when asked about the -- -- -- We don't have to worry.
-- a short term right now interest rates are low because people still consider the United States the safest and greatest country on earth rightfully so.
But it is a problem long term and even medium term.
Stand by that statement what we don't have to worry about the debt in the short term.
What do you make of that what I think.
I think that way it's selectively edited listen he's got a four trillion dollar deficit reduction plan that he spent.
But the past year fighting war but Republicans in congress have obstructed -- they refuse to ask the wealthiest for time to reduce the deficit.
Every bipartisan debt commission -- taking a look at this it's that you need it.
Combination of tough spending cuts and revenue he signed into -- two trillion dollars worth of deficit reduction in the present referred to wrap their marriage as -- Iraq that it could be -- a balanced way.
And to be fair in that interview he talked about.
Raising revenues -- I think he talked about doing it in a balanced way.
When taking -- -- debt the deficit this is the number I have OK you raise taxes on the richest Americans you bring in eighty billion dollars a year.
-- eighty billion dollars covers the interest on the debt for nine weeks.
Is that good enough.
Will -- is he signed into law two trillion dollars worth of deficit reduction already is got a four trillion dollar deficit reduction plan listen.
-- and Ryan have not proposed responsible deficit reduction plan proposed five trillion dollar tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
They've proposed raising defense spending to an arbitrarily high level.
That even the Pentagon -- -- that's not a responsible deficit reduction but it but it is still ahead of the presidency -- billion dollars a year and it is is not a serious proponents.
-- you're looking at six and -- that's not the entire day.
That's not the entire.
Of the package and that's -- the bipartisan debt commission since that you need a combination of spending cuts.
To reduce the deficit in a responsible way -- venerable thank you for your time appreciate -- -- from Iran came in a moment here you come on back OK real soon 47 days ago thanks for having me bank -- Ben you've.
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