US drone over final battle in Benghazi?
Sen. Lindsey Graham weighs in
- Duration 4:02
- Date Oct 22, 2012
Sen. Lindsey Graham weighs in
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Reports are out this morning -- United States was anything but prepared for the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi Libya.
And that has lawmakers on Capitol Hill wondering what other information is being held back from the American people South Carolina senator.
Lindsey Graham -- -- -- in the same thing has been acting on it he's among those asking questions he's a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Senator as this thing unfolds we find out now you probably knew already.
But there was a drone scrambled to take video of this site how does that change things.
Well at the end of the day this was September the eleventh right that they have heightened concern throughout the world.
Name the place more vulnerable than Ben Ghazi Libya.
For seven hours plus this consulate was attacked.
And all we could do -- send a drone over to take photos there was no ground forces available to get there within seven hours on September 11.
And there was no air power available find that stunning and disappointing.
You could see this coming from a mile away the place had been deteriorating for months and is just another failure in a series of things.
-- senator right now you are down there in -- the site of tonight's foreign policy debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
At some point tonight Mitt Romney regarding Libya at some point Mitt Romney should turn toward the president and say what about it.
Did you know that -- consulate was attacked in April Mr.
President did you know it was again attacked in June.
-- of forty hole in the wall that forty people could penetrate.
Were you aware of the fact that the British decide the lead in Gaza because it was too dangerous -- aware of the fact that the Red Cross office was attacked and they decide to -- -- the French left.
We aware of the fact that al-Qaeda was coming back in droves in the big -- -- al-Qaeda flag was flying over Libyan government offices.
Why did you not do anything about this why did you not close the consulate -- heavily.
Heavily reinforced that Mr.
President what were you doing between April and September.
At the same time the -- other people like David Axelrod and people like Thomas Friedman.
Say the -- controversy is utterly contrived.
Your reaction -- Well well well what's the attack in April -- inspired that video was the June attack inspired that video know.
Was contrived is the effort but some media outlets that cover up.
When the biggest national security failures -- modern times this was a failure before -- Ghazi.
During the attack itself and actors -- effort to mislead to keep the narrative going.
That al-Qaeda has been dismantled if you believe in fact al-Qaeda inspired malicious attack this consulate.
Using mortars and heavy weapons so much for that narrative.
What's being contrived it's a story of explaining the attack.
There's a disconnect between the world as it exists.
And being explained Barack Obama there's a dangerous disconnect between.
The Obama administration's characterization of the world and the way it really exist it sounds like you think that Mitt Romney can win this tonight.
Oh absolutely I mean.
Many ways to foreign policy decisions of this presently being from behind scaring our friends involving our enemies making -- like an economic genius.
Iraq is falling apart the biggest winner of our policy in Iraq has been the are radiance and al-Qaeda al-Qaeda in Iraq has doubled in size.
Syria's a contagion affecting the whole mideast.
He is made very poor choices and if he does and Afghanistan.
He continues undercutting commanders advise some a 100% certain our commanders are gonna request to follow on force in Afghanistan.
He he he never gave them enough troops to begin with and pulling the surge forces out this September.
It was a political decision not a military decision we're seeing the results and Afghanistan.
All right you know Lindsey Graham it sounds like you could do this debate tonight but it's going to be governor Romney's got to go shoulder to shoulder.
-- sitting at a desk -- Bob -- staring Adam with President Obama it should be exciting thanks so much for joining us this morning senator.
Thank you very much.