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CBS Releases Previously Unaired Obama Footage About Benghazi
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CBS Releases Previously Unaired Obama Footage About Benghazi

Nov 5 2012, 5:27pm CST | by

He refused to call it terrorism

With controversy still swirling about Barack Obama's administration's handling of the terrorist attack against the US consulate in Libya, CBS News thought that just a day before the election would be...

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CBS Releases Previously Unaired Obama Footage About Benghazi

Nov 5 2012, 5:27pm CST | by

He refused to call it terrorism

With controversy still swirling about Barack Obama's administration's handling of the terrorist attack against the US consulate in Libya, CBS News thought that just a day before the election would be the right time to release footage from Obama's 60 Minutes interview after the terrible attack.

For whatever reason, the network originally decided to not air the president's response to questions that directly asked him whether or not it was a terrorist attack. In the recently released clip, though, it is clear that he was unwilling to use that word.

When asked if it was a terrorist attack, Obama dodged the question and said, "Well it’s too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other."

Despite vehemently saying the attacks were random and related to a video that an American posted on YouTube, Obama remained pretty neutral on the whole issue during the interview.

Since that 60 Minutes interview, it was revealed that Obama's administration was told within minutes of the attack that it was an act of terrorism.

This issue isn't expected to have any sort of significant impact on the election, though. It is all about the economy and whatever the last-minute appeals each side make.

Via Real Clear Politics

 
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7 weeks ago

More heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi, death toll rises to 130

Oct 26 2014 3:46pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Heavy fighting flared on Sunday between Libya's army and Islami ...
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7 weeks ago

US Helping France Monitor Al-Qaeda Arms Shipments from Libya to Africa's Sahel Region

Oct 25 2014 10:28am CDT | Source: Big Government

U.S. intelligence is helping French forces monitor al-Qaeda weapons deliveries from Libya to the Sahel region in Africa. A top French military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to discuss the matter publicly, told the Associated Press that in the upcoming weeks, France will dispatch some of its troops to the Sahel region towards the Libya-Niger border, a lawless area overrun by Islamic jihadists.  U.S. intelligen ...
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8 weeks ago

In Benghazi, Libya's army liberates a ghost town

Oct 21 2014 12:31pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Sitting in one of the last buildings still intact after months of fighting near Benghazi's ...
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