White House About Face on Libya
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- Duration 2:21
- Date Sep 21, 2012
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Some say confusion others say -- few skates after all what could be more damaging to the administration's foreign policy into the so called Cairo.
Doctrine that the president announced at the start of his administration.
That have an attack or attacks on your embassies and some of the most dangerous regions of the world on the anniversary of nine elevenths.
Keep in mind that in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the Ben Ghazi embassy the administration says there was no forewarning no quote actionable intelligence that -- was spontaneous demonstration against the movie that.
And that caring Libyans came -- and eight -- deceased ambassador.
But there was very strong circumstantial evidence of a terrorist attack from the very get go administration -- all week -- around that phrase.
Terrorist attack we saw it in exchange with State Department spokesman Victoria new and with our James Rosen on Monday.
And then yesterday key members of the Senate Intelligence Committee were briefed by Secretary Clinton.
Other intelligence officials senator Bob corporate came away for that meeting saying this I quote.
That was the most useless worthless a briefing I have attended in a long time that from a senator who is not prone to overstatement one through.
So -- the president -- Libya really at this Univision and unity Xeon town hall yesterday.
What -- -- now.
You know that was that some of the toughest questioning that the the president has faced all campaign season -- here was his response to the attacks in -- What we've seen over the last week week and a half is something that actually we've seen in the past.
Where there is an offensive video or cartoon.
Director of the Prophet Mohammed.
And this is obviously something that then is used as an excuse by some.
To carry out inexcusable violent acts.
Directed -- westerners or Americans.
And my number one priority is always to keep our diplomats safe and to keep -- NBC say.
So some are inferred from that that the administration again pointing to the film meanwhile the FBI continues their investigation.
And that question was pretty Dracula is about whether or not we had enough security on the ground.
To protect those in Benghazi.
And that -- and in Cairo's while Doug thank you very much.