Report: US strike force on standby over Libya attack
Timing of leak suspicious?
- Duration 12:31
- Date Oct 15, 2012
Timing of leak suspicious?
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News alert the Associated Press is reporting that the Obama administration is considering retaliatory strikes for the terror attack on 9/11 ending Ghazi.
We -- to that right now we're gonna do some other things first we want to stay on this for a little bit -- BAP Greg it says the administration officials say the White House has put special operate operations.
And on standby to -- too unusual things about this it's been a month and they're considering.
I mean -- he ducks got to the deliberate deliberate strategy with think it about it.
Also if you're thinking about it why are you telling people.
Why don't you just don't you do with it's like they've -- -- always -- -- of every movie.
What the person that can't keep it secret for surprise party you -- -- -- surprised by telling the person there's a party the same way you're ruining.
Terrorists in the opportunity to get these guys if you're telling me in a -- them and it also says they they -- drones.
Into the skies above Africa ready to hit militant targets from Libya.
To rally if the US investigators find al-Qaeda linked group responsible for -- the -- Sebastian and humid but we already know that that's probably likely.
He's -- but I just think it culprits like this is an article that a stating the obvious that this is the very least we should think that they were doing about two and a half weeks ago on the front page of the New York Times as the story hasn't.
Folded in the last month -- -- a story that said OK the administration is looking in to try to find out who did isn't going to eliminate them.
OK again the very early so we could do there's something -- that they haven't done at all which is why haven't they gone to the UN.
And asked for -- The world to say that this was wrong that they condemn it in 1998 we did that after the bombing in Africa at one of our embassies.
Everybody's has gone silent except for the politics of it and net and then leaks to say how tough we are -- six with an element of surprise a strike force.
Is supposed to strike not supposed to give warnings -- the people can scurry in high.
I want to get to the sources in the second bout as you always tell you take issue with -- these things when there.
Unnamed White House sources in the second -- what about the timing of this but I think this is complete.
-- inept foreign policy the fact that they are doing -- shows why they should be shown the door.
And put out of office.
This is not the right way to handle this at all not from the beginning and now they're telegraphing to our enemies exactly what we're in India which to me says an -- for instance -- about doing it because they're worried about the political ramifications.
Areas and countries in that region what will they think we go in and do this but he also missed an opportunity if -- going to.
Act everybody knew that this was an act of terrorism against the United States there was ample warning there's multiple requests for security.
Instead they had people there with -- cops and taser which is totally inadequate especially given the high level of -- -- threat assessment that they already knew.
Existence of the fact that they're gonna go commit assets now months later like Greg says.
Is too little far too late because we have.
For Americans that -- It's like it's like that the fact that -- you have people saying that it it's extremely political and exploit native to talk about Libya.
You can easily argue that this is -- right and political as well by doing this the day before debate -- I -- arguments segment bobbing your body tells us is according to AP story details were provided by three current and one former.
As well as an analyst I mean isn't that -- evidently are -- times article that you said well it that doesn't count because.
I mean -- what about this -- clearly whoever leaked that is.
Take QQ your first point which we should do this by by surprise and obviously made that.
Impossible to -- a strike me want.
It means that identified who these people are that's number one number two they must have the agreement of the Libyan government to move forward and do this.
They would not be -- something like this you plaintiffs and I just let Libyans -- my guess is the Libyans probably identify them.
Other Libyans don't have a military capability get to them.
And the United States does -- they agreed to let him go forward don't they.
Yeah the F filmmakers house not a with a plan and that.
Didn't convince them -- -- on this one of the three current and one former mistress right officials wells and analysts.
But then the next line in the article the White House would not confirm that is what really bothers me about that is who's a former administration official right who has security -- to be talking about drone strikes.
Who is that because if this happened in a previous administration -- that would have been an outrage.
It's something I -- conferring not confirming that whoever those reporters are at a press on that AP at a press the White House because there's something really fishy going -- There was only person I get together it's a very good question ought to have those -- security clearance of briefings of former CIA directors.
That may be about who C -- from four and a a mile -- -- before it was tonight that he -- he's -- great -- at the convention and yet.
And hit it great so they have official leaks of their official leaks.
I don't there official leaks but the White House won't confirm if when -- officially unofficially boy you just said -- what who care I don't know what I'm saying is -- some people -- -- the and they should have been leaking and and which is a terrible things to do but they wouldn't officially mean that you -- something you don't think -- background purpose -- -- -- -- of -- -- that's that's -- -- important to -- -- -- is in addition to that.
What they're talking not doing now I'm off for it if they can find the guys and they're gonna go after an -- and now that's right however.
I think we need to get to the bottom of why didn't we attack why -- we take these guys out before hand what was our Intel failure writes the forehand and why did we spend a month blaming high.
For a video that wasn't the case for another idea of the guy in the photos and -- -- identify him -- what you get.
You've got -- 3050 a 100000 shares in the eastern part of the country and mature of you would bomb people were beaten were regardless of -- -- bomb we spent the better part of a month now -- trying to figure out if the White House knew that it was a terror attack at the Intel told the state of state told the White House know all they told everyone except.
Barack Obama and Joseph Biden listen to I'm David Axelrod on with Chris Wallace this week and a FOX News Sunday fantastic interchange watch.
There's no doubt.
That he's working hard to exploit.
This issue and I would point to the fact that -- this morning in Bloomberg News.
You Chris Stephen's dad.
Said that he regretted that.
That people were trying to exploit.
This issue and I think we ought to follow the lead of the -- -- -- and allow this investigation.
To run and get to the bottom of it and make the adjustments are necessary by the way and then.
Wait wait wait and let -- hey let's say my radio today that's right and -- do you know this is the first US ambassador.
That has been killed since 1979.
Susan Rice came on this show.
And five others and gave the American people a story that turned out not to be true and -- saying that we shouldn't discuss this that we should wait and for the investigation to be completed.
-- and -- -- what you just sad that's obviously that's Alex Chris come down that's obviously not what I'm saying.
So what I just said is obviously not what I'm saying Chris don't you get it.
Greg it raises a question what are we allowed to talk about we're talking about it a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11.
Is being upset about that.
Exploitation and there seems to be another message here it's okay what is the appropriate response if you believe that your president can't handle criticism in a weird way they're saying President Obama is a win.
Think he's always win because he can't handle that he's about this -- second.
-- According David Axelrod Mitt Romney is politicizing.
The death of four American ambassadors.
But tomorrow this is yesterday tomorrow we're gonna -- my rounds over and Texas -- -- it what accents and also.
I have -- think that their campaign and Romney campaign has been relatively quiet about this.
But did who has pressed on it finally.
Are journalists that cover this and as every little story gets taken out there and I think that beat the civil servants at the State Department are furious because they've been made to look foolish.
The Intel community is mad because they were thrown under the bus and they.
Our reporters will give them more leeway to speak on background.
As -- as a try to get more information out and I think that will continue.
In other than the fact is it we may -- in Tony try hindsight is great but.
Requests for things like additional security embassy's request -- command every day in the State Department I would I worked there and I can tell you.
There's actually no reason that -- handed out to -- -- states not.
I mean -- it would not make its way into the White House now I would have been years right out it should have brightened the day after he was killed.
But before that idea of the prejudices -- to the -- question of security and embassies is crazy this is.
Guy who claims no everything has gone on with you well that's great -- -- -- -- racially you raise OJ -- exactly where there but they don't know that our embassies have requested.
-- and this is a -- they know that.
This is even -- to be I think a pretty convincingly a cover up.
They've been stonewalling from the beginning the fact of the matter is they knew right from the outset they weren't surprised that this happened because they were getting the intelligence and the information most certainly in the State Department -- Hillary Clinton west.
That this in fact it was a problem that this area was problematic because other countries like Britain -- -- -- pulled people out because of the lack of security for their people.
But are Americans are good enough to protect.
Stay at Florida State Department sure did get all these requests but the question is whether the secretary of state thing just at that level would you take the -- United States and they didn't know but that's I think here's a the point is it's all gonna go back to Hillary Clinton.
It's -- -- be in her -- already doing it between between Obama and her husband can you imagine her opinion of men and male president a BC.
She -- look she's seen the underside of more buses than a Greyhound mechanic he -- that you are recycled.
The -- that but I wanted to add something that I think one of the if it -- want to claim that they should not be politicized I think that could've done something to protect themselves at the beginning.
Which is to say.
And hive off the campaign and say that campaign officials are not going to be speaking about this official government.
Investigation and they could have all of the campaign spokespeople could have pushed this back to the State Department and the White House -- they.
Romney asked for action he asked president -- do something and then the campaign called that politicizing.
And then a day later.
Big action so clearly there's no he what he uses it -- it was a total indictment of the entire foreign policy the president it's OK let's listen whether politicized it from day one guy.
I got it right mainstream world had that mainstream media claims to be unbiased they claim to be fair objective.
Listen -- Laura Ingram how she assesses this whole Libya have been -- he gave us.
We -- -- ambassador to navy seal -- another security officer dead the president answers this the next morning.
By flying to Vegas for a fund raiser.
If I might I submit that if this -- Republican president and this went down this way you have reporters camped outside of Hillary's house races house and demand that the president -- -- full blown press conference on what happened.
This is really ridiculous.
And I think the press.
Is -- -- partly culpable here.
Is there reason we take a right wing analysts have put their cut on the show seniors who were you've had some advertisers.
-- she's had but it doesn't surprise me she's -- -- -- -- -- -- set policies that were whereas in the -- -- -- investigate or what we're definitely got affected.
Yeah but they can't find somebody that is that if that would take a look this -- in New York Times.
Cover you know that's -- my -- hem lines in Korea North Korea and that the wheat harvest North Korea meanwhile.
Every talk show every one of the that this Sunday talk circuits was talking about the got.
In addition of the New York Times ombudsman yesterday the power of the public editor whatever they call -- did something that the Washington Post have done a week before which is to say the admitted the New York Times had fallen down on the job that they have had some stories I think that by following up.
But it's not just right wingers that are an -- You're right when your post its front page -- sports at the Bob the point is not gonna trivialize this -- is serious -- -- should've been a full blown investigation from the beginning and they went out until multiple lies.
Mistress to the American people and they sent their own people out to do it why why is rice going out to stabilize -- -- there aren't -- yeah I was watching this in real time just so you know in the State Department as this was happening.
And she saw that there was no protests going on before -- because that was made up excuse so they couldn't take responsibility why do they care I mean my.
And they realize as you are free Reggie Love it's not the truth it's a lot I think yeah I think it actually the media is now coming around to this but it took them up forever to get there.
If they had their way they would -- -- put out an anti bullying commercial for President Obama media the -- -- -- -- his fault that they got to deal with that they have to deal with that it's real.
And it and it's not something that you could sweep under -- -- size rubbed especially because have been blaming the video yeah.