Call for answers in Libya attack
Amb. John Bolton weighs in
- Duration 3:27
- Date Oct 31, 2012
Amb. John Bolton weighs in
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There are new calls for answers in the deadly been -- terror attack that left four Americans dead.
Including US ambassador Chris -- happened of course on September 11.
A group of senators including Senator John McCain now writing to President Obama.
Asking him to stop stonewalling and tell congress and the American people what the administration knew and when they knew it.
This comes as now we are learning more about internal surveillance video of the attack which apparently led to the arrest of a Tunisian man.
-- -- hard as -- and another suspect who were both detained in an airport in Turkey in the days right after the attacks so far though.
US interrogators have not had access to him.
Ambassador John Bolton is the former US ambassador to the United Nations and a Fox News contributor.
He joins us now the FBI took -- and it -- the in investigation into what happened at the embassy.
Took a long time to get going now we've got word that this guy actually two suspects perhaps are under arrest but we haven't been able to talk to them yet.
Got this this is really outrageous and it's one of the follow on consequences.
Badly misguided way the Obama administration has handled this.
Entire affair from the lack of those security enhancements requested in Libya by our people before the September 11 attack the inadequate.
Response on September the eleventh itself and then this crazy explanation for weeks and weeks after that the whole thing was caused.
By the -- video now what you see playing out is the administration's.
Decision to treat.
This terrorist attack as a law enforcement matter not as part of the war on terror.
But as if it's a bank robbery.
You know what we should have done with that suspect when we learned he was in Turkish custody.
Was tell the Turkish authorities we want it.
Don't send -- back to Tunisia this is not a matter of international extradition.
This is a matter of taking somebody who's been engaged in war against the United States and we want him we want him and we want to take -- gitmo to interrogating.
I am reminded of when a couple of the bottom of the suspects in the attack on the USS Cole war apprehended and given back to Yemen.
To be held in custody there.
They escaped so here's this Tunisian guy wanted in connection with the attack on our consulate there apparently we have video and facial recognition software.
The puts him in our compound the night of the attack.
And yet he's been released -- picked up by the Turks but released to Tunisian custody.
-- this whole thing is like a reversion to before the original 9/11 in 2001 in the Clinton administration these terrorist attacks the World Trade Center the first World Trade Center bombing the attack on the called the attacks on our embassies in.
Kenya and Tanzania the bombing of the Al -- -- towers all treated as if there law enforcement matters.
I think the 1 September the eleventh convinced us that this was a war in should be treated as a war when you try and deal with these attacks is if they're just kind of aggravated bank robberies.
We're got -- -- let me just say this is not a choice between the rule of law and no rule of law it's a different paradigm it's not the criminal law of -- constitutional state.
It's the law of war which we have in this country in which we follow.
Let's hope we get to that guy and ambassador John -- it's good to have you don't think you.