Obama's Libya problem
Bob Woodward on Benghazi
- Duration 6:06
- Date Oct 26, 2012
Bob Woodward on Benghazi
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Anti big news on the campaign trail regarding the 2012 race for the White House according to the latest polling data.
He Romney surge is continuing both nationally and in swing states all across America -- let's begin with the Gallup survey.
Showing that once again -- governor Romney is leading the president and leading him by a comfortable margin.
That's 51 a 46%.
Now that number is reflected in the daily Rasmussen tracking poll.
Romney gets 50% compared to Obama's 47 also from Rasmussen Romney has a four point advantage.
Fifty to 46 in the key swing states now he's -- that poll since late last week.
It was reaction author of the price of politics Bob Woodward is -- -- Before we get to the polls -- I wanted to ask you in -- -- Reading your book cover to cover and I really enjoyed it.
And and and I'm not enjoyed all your books by the -- some -- pretty tough on people alike but in all seriousness.
In light of what you concluded with the president.
On economic issues and the grand bargain.
And an opportunity missed here we've got this father.
At the top of the show tonight.
Try to tell on this story we learned that they requested help Americans under fire.
They were denied these requests.
This guy had to literally.
Go against orders to save people.
And for seven hours he went they're fighting the fight and saving people's lives still they were denied military assistance what do you make of this.
That somebody really needs to investigated me and you can't have a self investigation you have to hit somebody from the outside do it.
It's rare that congress can do this successfully.
But I've I was very struck when Obama was asked about it -- in that interview.
You -- end and he was this about being Gaza -- -- Quote that's not what this election is about well that's them.
Strange answer bid -- because.
For some people.
Who -- any answers to this question and if it's central to are we getting good information is -- straight talk.
Coming out of the administration.
-- he should be.
An advocate for straight talk and getting to the bottom of it and so when somebody asks about something that he doesn't want.
The election to be about I have bets.
You know it's so if you ask me a question -- say oh no that's not what we should talk about all kinds of alarm bells are gonna go off yeah I agree with -- and.
He would you -- specifically asked value brought it up if he denied assistance for the embassy when they're under fire.
This raises a whole question they came up during Watergate which are famous for what did they now when did they know.
I -- that if he did he did not request don't need and occasionally we don't.
-- and in the end -- I know you're on his case and I think there'll a lot of facts that we don't know.
But it's got to be an independent inquiry you know if if he was really serious about it the president.
He would say did the attorney general appoint an independent.
Counsel to look at this thing and report to you about what happened but -- -- in the more.
People peel the onion on this the more unanswered questions there are in in it in just flat out inconsistencies.
That does not mean you can jump to the conclusion there was something nefarious.
Sore -- a lady let me how they rebels -- and -- where where friends and I respect you work -- -- -- they had.
-- -- testified they were watching this attack in real time.
My sources have told me that the drone video exists audio exist the audio that cause.
This brave navy seal to go against the orders to stand down audio exist and video from the compound exists.
Don't you think that in light of what was you know the ambassador requested -- security was -- security.
They called in for security the -- this happened they would denied multiple times.
But really we ought to see those tapes may be able for the -- like your life -- Listen anybody in my businesses for transparency.
There obviously those who are gonna be classified videos and classified audio -- and so they've.
Can hide behind bad.
You know in the remaining days before the election I believe wouldn't.
How about getting the kind of dad -- that you would light but.
There should be an insistence in this is that you know this is what happened in Watergate this is what happened in the investigations.
That have been successful.
All lib hydraulic pressure in the political system build up and said okay let's that the only way we can satisfy people.
Is they have.
Real independent gloves off inquiry and well you know that's what we need to hear two weeks later.
The president was asked point blank if -- was terror he said no.
And you know in Watergate clearly -- an income and nobody died.
-- it and he's he's given inconsistent answers and that needs to be ironed out.
In fairness I've seen too many of these things over forty years sometimes it turns.
That's there's may have -- concealment and deception even criminality.
And sometimes it's just incompetence.
And you know.
You can you talk about audio and videos.
I think I can see that those would exists who was looking at that way as native Margaret -- did they -- real well you know.
You know but who in this State Department some guy on the Charlie let them watch.
You know but.
I'll let the American people see Obama the election but I I've got to roll and I I didn't have time to ask about sequestration but I'll bring -- back next -- -- your -- OK good thanks.
And coming up at the.