Skip to comments.Libya attack: Obama vows justice for killed US envoy
Posted on 09/12/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
US President Barack Obama has vowed to bring to justice those who killed the US ambassador to Libya during protests against a film that mocks Islam.
But he told reporters that the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi would not break the bonds between the US and the new Libyan government.
His election rival Mitt Romney criticised his handling of the crisis.
Ambassador J Christopher Stevens reportedly died of smoke inhalation after a crowd stormed the consulate.
Three other Americans were also killed and the consulate set ablaze, in what the White House described as a "complex" attack. Unconfirmed reports - including Arab officials - suggest the violence could have been planned in advance.
The assault on Tuesday night included the use of rocket-propelled grenades, reports say. Charred vehicles could be seen parked near the damaged buildings on Wednesday.
US officials confirmed that all remaining staff in Benghazi had been evacuated and the US diplomatic mission in Tripoli had been reduced to emergency staffing.
A US marine anti-terrorism team is being sent to Libya to bolster security after the attack, a US defence source told reporters in Washington.
Protesters against the film attacked the US embassy in Cairo on Tuesday night. 'Especially tragic'
Speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House, President Obama told reporters: "Make no mistake. Justice will be done."
He said he condemned "in the strongest possible terms the outrageous and shocking" attack.
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Very good point; and yes; it should not be long; before Obama hits the links. No doubt, without his 'bath house' activities to reduce stress; we should see him, back 'on course'; soon.
Sure obama sure.Just like your buddy bubba clinton said he would bring justice for WTC in 93 and uss Cole,sure.
They should hold this one; in Chicago. Of course; we know there will be none.
He did have a gash on his forehead. I guess that may be smoke inhalation.
Obama shoots blanks.
No he doesn’t. Obama is full of sh!t.
NROs Trinko destroys the press on this. Here are just a few of the questions asked by real journalists.
1. Reporter brings up that Romney had a toughly worded statement last night, and asks, Do you regret the tone at all given what we know now?
2. Do you think, though, coming so soon after the events really had unfolded over night was appropriate, to be weighing in on this as this crisis was unfolding in real time? Follow-up: What did the White House do wrong then, Gov. Romney, if they put out a statement saying they disagreed with it?
3. The world is watching. Isnt this itself a mixed signal when you criticize the administration at a time that Americans are being killed? Shouldnt politics stop for this?
My answer to the third one:
It’s obviously time for another Nobel Peace for Obama.
As some guy named Kevin Eder Tweeted,
“Mysteriously left out of most media coverage today: the time Obama launched a war in Libya without congressional approval.”
Barack Hussein Obama still has not brought Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of the 9-11 attacks, to justice even though Bush caught him YEARS ago.
I was just about to post that. ;-)
Afghans sponsored Al Qaeda after, not before, we helped them defeat the Soviets.
Yeah in O World that means he will give them the Medal of Freedom...dirt bag
Look for a drone attack on some randomly picked target.
Obama and the media will declare the perps were brought to justice and Obama is a brilliant leader.
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Was this before or after he appologized to Islam for the movie?
obammy ain’t gonna do squat.
Better make it happen within the next 2 months.
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