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Even -- undersecretary Kennedy and wasting public.
Congressional sources said that on September 12 the day after the attacks.
Undersecretary Kennedy did -- come all congressional staffers and others.
Day after the attacks and -- -- this was not a protest.
This was not spontaneous reaction to -- most video that this was important.
And so my question is that was four days before ambassador rice went out on 05 shows that we believe his reaction.
Did she did you and others mislead the public and because you didn't want to admit there was a terrorist.
Absolutely not the president of the United States referred to -- as an act of terror immediately after it occurred and as you -- to.
Pat Kennedy the undersecretary for management is testifying in public today so I would look to what he says before.
Your cameras and the American people rather than what congressional sources whoever they maybe maybe telling.
Plus yeah yeah exercise on September 12 president called it terrorism he used -- -- Act of terror there are no active travel.
Then why are at this podium for several days after that saying we don't know this harassment.
I never said we don't know terrorism it is that there is an issue about the definition of terrorism is that -- definition an act of terrorism president nuclear.
What we were talking about a -- -- so twelve the president believed it was terrorism.
He -- an act of terror it was clearly definitional if you look at the definition of terrorism and assault with arms on them.
After that as a terrorist because -- we don't know.
I ultraviolet Spectra that the issue was what led to the attack.
And that has been in.
An issue that we have provided assessments -- based on the information that we have gleaned through the intelligence community.
Preliminary and for me.
And we have made clear all along ask ambassador rice has made clear clips on the -- of these but I'm sure don't always appear on some air -- he makes clear.
That these were preliminary.
Assessments based on preliminary.
Information president said it was fair.
You're making a distinction between an act of terror and what led to the attack and assault with violence and force weapons against the diplomatic facilities by definition an -- So let me ask you that since it's been noted that the -- is one month anniversary this terror attack.
Why does the president giving -- -- for a news conference -- -- to the American people through the aftermath of -- -- terror attack or Americans -- and say he's as a bit Carl he's been hitting him for talking about big -- several days out on the campaign trail.
He doesn't talk about this act of terror.
When he goes out and visit and talks with -- while he talked about actually and I believe he's spoken on the number of occasions about this boat and interviews and when he went to Andrews to.
Receive with secretary of state Clinton and the families.
-- all Americans those caskets from Libya.
And he spoke very clearly poignantly about sacrifice that they made.
The risks that they took on behalf of the American people and the interest we have -- -- in places like Libya and it is absolute commitment to ensure that those who.
Who are responsible he brought to justice is absolute commitment that we do it every weekend to ensure that.
What happened in India does not happen again so I think that.
Do not agree with your assessment that he has been talking about this it is also the cases.
-- -- Campaign going on and he is out there like his opponent talking about a variety of issues that are of interest of the American people but he has spoken and now.
The Benson and -- -- -- occasions and and -- insurer you'll be speaking about them.
He also lives out there that al-Qaeda is on some version of Al qaeda's on the road to -- And yet al-Qaeda may have been involved in this terror attack we still don't know for sure.
And the associated press and others have noted that in Iraq.
Al-Qaeda has now doubled the number of fires them down 23500.
How does the president back up the idea that al-Qaeda is on the road.
Feel they're expanding globally said all along with the president said all along that while.
Progress has been made in decimating the senior ranks and archive and decimating al-Qaeda central in Afghanistan Pakistan region and I think that is it is a statement it.
Even the president's strongest critics could not contest.
-- al-Qaeda remains our number one -- Not Russia and al-Qaeda remains.
-- -- dangerous.
Enemy of the United States in the American people as well as people around the world including in the Muslim world and that we are committed every day.
Taking the fight.
I think that fact as evidenced by actions we take.
Around the world against al-Qaeda and its affiliates because it is such a pernicious and dangerous enemy the American people in our house.
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