Who's ultimately responsible for tragedy in Benghazi?
Sen. Lindsey Graham sounds off
- Duration 3:52
- Date Nov 21, 2012
Sen. Lindsey Graham sounds off
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This is Fox News alert and a story we've been telling you about being -- Libya's security chief shot dead overnight in a hail of gunfire while returning home from work.
According to Libya's deputy Interior Minister it is unclear who's behind the assassination.
This comes as the Director of National Intelligence claims he removed.
Specific references his office did to al-Qaeda from the -- -- talking points.
With the agreement of the FBI and CIA.
Does this change the investigation -- right now from Clemson, South Carolina.
Did senator Lindsey Graham senator good morning to -- And -- Are you surprised that James clapper the director of national intelligence and my office is the one that changed the talking points blame me well not me but my office.
-- I'm surprised that last week he said that his office was not involved.
Now that we hear that his office was involved and that here's what's important.
The story that Susan Rice told American President Obama himself told America about and -- Was that it was a result of a spontaneous.
The video created a spontaneous mob that turned into a riot right I've talked to Saxby Chambliss and Mike Rogers.
In -- said there was no intelligence.
By the United States to suggest that story -- -- So when you drop al-Qaeda and it even substitute the word extremist.
Where is this story coming from that this whole event was spurned by video on YouTube that led to a mob that turned into -- -- The difference between spontaneous.
In pre planned is significant.
The difference between a mob and in militia group -- organized is significant.
That the attack was some motivation because people were upset about.
Video -- the profit that they linked switch we get having to do with vs a group.
Whose agenda is to destroy our way of life the significance of the story line told by the president himself.
Is totally disconnected to the intelligence.
And was a political story -- very helpful to him because -- the truth came out.
That this was not a mob but an organized militia group.
Long time in the making an al-Qaeda associated -- sure there was able to overrun the embassy on nine elevenths that undercuts his whole story line of al-Qaeda is.
And dismantle canceling it and senator you know you -- you've been critical of ambassador rice in the United Nations for going out on television and an insane it's story that.
Clearly was not true.
For what we know now.
But you know guys like -- being.
Criticized by for instance members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
They say they you and John McCain are sexist and race the races as well for criticizing.
Ambassador -- Well when you can answer the question you attack the question are the only color I'm worried about one constant in Ghazi is red blood -- The death of four Americans.
And what motivates Senator McCain and myself is that we were in Libya last September.
We came back and wrote an op Ed piece that if we don't form a national army to replace these militias Libya's gonna break apart.
And the sad story here is not just the four dead Americans which is heartbreaking to Libyan people wanna move for absolutely and this leading from behind about Obama -- we've done nothing to help them.
Build an army to replace the militia senator I know I went to Iraq and said absolutely -- We've simply got to get to the bottom of this because as you said forward.
Americans are dead here senator Lindsey Graham majority state from Clemson, South Carolina sir thank you very much and haven't nice Thanksgiving if you -- tomorrow.
Thank you very much.