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There is new fallout now from a sharp exchange on Libya during the president and governor Mitt Romney the other night it now appears that President Obama.
As -- -- -- -- change rather a key line from his campaign stump speech.
Taking out a part -- says al-Qaeda is on the run as you said just days before the debate this is what the president was saying about a week ago.
Four years ago I told you that end the war in Iraq.
And I did.
I've said week and the the war in Afghanistan.
And we are.
But we've we've focused on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11 and today.
Al-Qaeda on the run and Osama bin Laden that.
Now however he's saying something else and John Roberts has that live in -- new York city new room newsroom rather -- what's happening there hey good morning to -- this is a change that's happened in just the past 24 hours really after the debated officer.
University and it's all in reaction to what's happened in Libya what's happened in the wake of the Arab Spring where the president used to say.
Al-Qaeda is on the run the big suggestion there that US policy has infected managed Al qaeda's capabilities across the globe.
This is what the president is saying on the campaign trail now listen.
I promised in the war in Iraq and I do.
I said we and the war in Afghanistan and we up.
-- that we refocus.
On the terrorists who actually attacked us on violent.
-- -- Notice -- there the words and al-Qaeda is on the run wearing -- missing from his campaign stump speech now the reason being that it's believed.
Qaeda was responsible for that attack against the consulate in Ben Ghazi that resulted in the death for Americans including ambassador Chris Stevens the first.
American ambassador to be killed lighter duty since 1979.
At that debate on Monday.
Mitt Romney according the campaign I talked to this morning what is expected to make the case.
That the White House has failed to react to a reconstituting al-Qaeda and also the bigger question about Ben Ghazi now why make this all about and.
Video in the days after the attack where they knew that al-Qaeda was getting stronger.
In North Africa bill was certainly this is gonna come out Monday night what what is the latest you mentioned -- -- what is the latest event that definitely is gonna come up on on Monday night no question about that the latest on being -- he has.
The White House continues to insist that the president was labeling it as an act of terror in the very first hours after that attack here's what White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
On route to a campaign event aboard Air Force One yesterday -- but the presidency quote.
He came after the Rose Garden with the secretary of state for one reason and one reason only for Americans had just been killed and Ben Ghazi including the US ambassador to Libya and he said that day.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation to referred again to the attack and Ben -- as an act of terror on two more occasions within the next several days.
As you know the Romney campaign though -- this morning the president in that statement in those remarks appear to be talking generically about terror.
And did not specifically declare the attack in against the -- -- consulate as terrorism.
And they point out why -- the administration continued push the line that the attack was a result of a violent demonstration against that anti Muslim video.
The campaign says that it raises more questions than answers.
Questions the president no doubt we'll have to come up.
-- answers for at the debate on Monday night in Boca Raton -- John thanks John Roberts here in New York City on Friday.
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