Rice's stance on Al Qaeda a cause for concern?
Rep. King reacts to ambassador's comments
- Duration 6:00
- Date Nov 28, 2012
Rep. King reacts to ambassador's comments
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US ambassador to the UN's Susan Rice going back to Capitol Hill this morning for more meetings with Republican leaders.
And -- talk about her controversial -- -- Ghazi comments that got so much attention.
After those Sunday morning news shows but yesterday the Republican senators say that -- face to face meetings with ambassador rice.
Actually left them with more questions and concerns about that night -- -- Here's senator -- dot.
We know from party reported information that the classified.
Talking points said clearly that al-Qaeda.
Individuals associated with al-Qaeda.
Or with ties to al-Qaeda.
Were involved in the attacks.
That was been omitted from the unclassified talking points.
But she had reviewed the classified talking points and nevertheless.
When you look at what she said.
On CBS face the nation.
Also on Meet the Press not only did was that he's omitted.
But also she said that al-Qaeda was decimated.
-- So this is a new report that claims that -- Ghazi was not the only al-Qaeda linked terror attack on September 11.
Where some of those other attacks also al-Qaeda inspired -- a -- that's a big story that we're -- here as well.
So let's talk about all of this doing now once again -- -- Republican Peter King chairman of the house homeland security committee congressman the morning and seeing what -- that good to -- -- view you know one of the things that that I think this is perhaps most.
Thought provoking about all of this is if Susan Rice is indeed.
Considered for secretary of state we need to know.
Where she stands on the issue of al-Qaeda and whether or not she believes that al-Qaeda it is still a threat.
Is a growing threat she said that they were decimated -- so perhaps that's the most important thing that needs to come out of these discussions what is she really believe about al-Qaeda in this region.
Right mother there's been guys he would talk about the past is very important and is the past.
As far as what.
Susan Rice -- about the status or Qaeda that's going to determine a policy over the next several years going into the future.
And I agreed to -- -- and I got the fact is that Susan writes to claim.
That al-Qaeda was decimated when you see there -- growing expanding everywhere.
And certainly you throughout the Middle East either al-Qaeda or franchises it's -- -- groups.
Forming an expanding.
And in many ways the threat is greater now than I was on -- nine elevenths and d'souza writes from mr.
Reitman realized that -- -- -- I mean when you look at her comments and that that morning when she talked about what happened in my guys CNN attributed really to that the mob in the film.
You know that would be my question for her on this I would want to know is if you eliminated.
It references talk kinda why do you really believe that they're not a -- that region and why do you think that question has been asked of -- I don't think it has -- she's been able to get away with just a huge relying on -- -- talking points but it's an -- senator Graham and Senator McCain.
They ovaries you should feel an obligation to look at the -- right information he had to have access that.
And that shows that obviously as we -- Heidi is it's alive and fortunately.
And its franchisees and affiliates are growing.
And they in many ways -- -- -- wars and al-Qaeda.
-- was back on 9/11 and that's just a reality that's not a reflection on the bottom his vision that's the reality we have to face how it goes against the narrative.
The President Obama wants -- of course bin Laden is dead al-Qaeda was decimated the fact is it's not.
I -- there are these disturbing reports that Catherine Herridge mentioned yesterday in her reporting on all of this and that is that.
There may be a link in the Tunisia attacks and others or they may have been trying to pull off a chain of attacks which we've certainly seen in the history of al-Qaeda in the past.
Do you know anything about that.
Right on the author of the report.
Tom Johnson who's testified before the homeland security committee -- real expert in the field he raises very real issues all of this house we looked at.
And to me we have to assume that -- all links of some type between all those type attacks and these al-Qaeda affiliates.
I don't care -- Mike Rogers was.
-- not one of them would reserve reason to use the fact is that it is in the Middle East it's not always going to be up I'd have to -- It's going to be these affiliates -- when you see these attacks happening at.
You -- -- close period of time.
We have to look very carefully I think make the assumption.
That that this is simply -- little Qaeda and then it's not we can work our way back -- always better to assume the worst when you're dealing with -- Qaeda.
As a get a piece this morning -- ran a few weeks back by a general Jack -- in the -- to -- -- And any sort of sums it up -- it very well he says the reality is that in Ben Ghazi and one night.
And al-Qaeda affiliated group destroyed a diplomatic post killing US ambassador in three other Americans.
And forced an end to clandestine US activity.
In that area what are we lose -- Losing our base in terms of watching what's going on that region congressman.
Why I came to into any details there other than to say that as usual Jack -- is right.
Again this emitted from secretary of state and secretary of defense the fact is that.
-- -- the war real devastating losses suffered epic -- which -- -- the loss of life which are tragic enough in themselves but other that I I can't go beyond that -- Do you think she will be proposed as secretary of state and a city -- -- be confirmed.
I can't speak for the senate I think if he -- propose just looking very extensive confirmation hearings.
And really discuss in detail what she was so we should discuss it with princess shoes and go on those shows have to be -- sentences of one question right.
Talking point she had to have -- don't people in the White House where they grilled -- in protest questions at a I assume those questions had to pump the National Security Council source -- that the entire background forgot who gave it to and went.
Yeah and and perhaps of what her on belief system is about al-Qaeda when she thinks isn't growing threat are diminishing threat.
I was certainly be something that everybody would want to hear the answers to -- -- king thank you -- it's gonna see is there.
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