White House defends evolving Benghazi attack accounts
Reaction from Rep. Allen West
- Duration 5:12
- Date Oct 1, 2012
Reaction from Rep. Allen West
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The White House took a lot of heat for mislabeling the terrorist attack in Libya as a spontaneous protest that's what -- said in the beginning before.
We were told that it was -- you know right and the latest excuse blaming the intelligence community for that mistake was.
The Director of National Intelligence set on -- that was the original information that that was given to us.
What we don't need is a president or administration.
That shoots first and ask questions later.
But many members of congress are buying it they think the president misled the American people on purpose joining us now.
This morning with his perspective Florida congressman colonel Allen west all right but let's get right to this -- It -- for two and a half weeks they said it was the movie they blame the movie we have credible evidence that said they knew was terrorism but now they found a scapegoat didn't.
Why have so we have to find a scapegoat and as recent as last week to see here in New York City the president says six times it was the video and never mention terrorist attack.
So he is still -- complicit in this story being told to the American people and indeed to the world so now you have to understand it goes back what Harry Truman says the buck stops here.
And it has to be the president's responsibility.
Look it is very simple guys they do not want to have -- foreign policy exposed as being as a failure.
-- if you think about when we initially went into -- you know 1819 months ago.
There were many concerns about the people that we were helping these fighters.
Where those who have been in Iraq or other place is fighting against our men and women there were that concerned about al-Qaeda in the -- Being a part of these -- fighters and now we see that's come to fruition.
Sure and of course -- strategy in Libya and I'm sure they don't teach this at the military academy is leading from behind no it.
He is what is going on at the White House and has gone on since those four Americans including ambassador were murdered -- hasn't been a cover up by the White House.
Without a doubt there has been when you look at the fact for what five or six days afterwards yes Susan Rice going on all of these.
Talk Shmuel talk shows a Sunday talk shows with the same line is some videos spontaneous first -- gotta ask yourself why is the UN ambassador.
One out and talk and about indices and consulates because that's not her a lot of expertise and for her to talk about coordinated attacks.
You know she is not a member of the department offense -- should have been State Department person Hillary Clinton or should have been Leon Panetta.
So why is that why -- she Susan Rice elected to go out and see that same thing over and over and all the shows and not Hillary Clinton well I think they came down to the short straw.
Before we had to go out -- the line and that she did a horrible job right and then that Jane -- as recently as a couple of days ago James clever saying.
Hopes we may have screwed up and he he's Director of National Intelligence right well we still -- have a problem with our intelligence gathering systems.
But it still comes back to the president who's supposed to begin in these intelligence briefings enough -- every single day.
In making the decision is the you know he's the commander and chief sure there's a responsibility there.
Does somebody need to be fired over this cover up and -- well I think on 6 November that person will be fired.
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Yes you did yes well I think it's important that we draw -- contrast.
That's what needs to happen in this presidential election right now Mitt Romney needs to draw the Contras and I think.
That Mitt Romney needs to say something along the lines when I was out there -- in the Olympics after nine elevenths.
Where was Barack Obama.
Who do you want make the decision this is a country in crisis once again economic security energy security national security.
So draw the contrast and I think that's what we tried to do in the sense Larry 70 said that that.
Add that your running right now is the most devastating contrast that he's ever seen before well my team would be very happy to have it now got to give -- -- -- -- -- something I guess.
Eight colonel and we have to read a statement this is from mr.
Murphy is his campaign said quote Allen west is shamelessly attacking Patrick Murphy.
For mistake he made as a teenager which he.
Has discussed at length in the media as a mistake he learned from -- first of wall.
No one down -- -- knew about this and had not been discussed.
And I think is reprehensible.
That they should talk about a contrast between two -- When they started -- run an -- to me punching all elderly women.
And -- stealing money from a black family.
And they even had me with a little gold tooth and I think you got -- -- have a gold tooth and he's certainly done isn't that what -- -- super pac ad that was funded by the guy his father dad absolutely okay.
Man it's not going on down in Florida girls -- -- -- thanks so much.