Excerpted from Fox News: President Obama said Friday he was “not personally aware” of any request for more security by U.S. diplomats in Libya before the Sept. 11 strike on the consulate.
The president addressed questions about those requests during an interview on “The Michael Smerconish Show.” Several weeks ago, former security officers testified on Capitol Hill that they had sought additional protection in the months leading up to the attack — further, a recently released cable from Ambassador Chris Stevens himself on the day of the attack noted “growing problems with security” in Benghazi.
“I was not personally aware of any request,” Obama said Friday, adding that there is an “infrastructure” in place to “manage requests.”
“Ultimately, though, any time there is a death of an American overseas, I want to find out what happened because my most important job as president is keeping the American people safe, and we will get to the bottom of what happened,” he said.
The White House had previously indicated that the State Department dealt with requests for security. That hasn’t stopped lawmakers from pressing the administration for more information. House Speaker John Boehner, in a letter Thursday, raised concerns about documented “security problems” in the country before the attack and asked when was the last time Obama was briefed by Stevens.
Stevens was killed along with three other Americans in that strike. In addition to concerns about security requests that were denied in the months leading up to the attack, sources have also told Fox News that a request for back-up from those at the CIA annex on site was also denied on the night of the attack.
Obama said Friday he “absolutely” plans to take action against whoever is responsible for the attack.
“My biggest priority right now is bringing those folks to justice and I think the American people have seen that’s a commitment I always keep,” Obama said. He also said he wants to make sure “they are captured” — without saying whether he would prefer they be captured, as opposed to killed.
Obama went on to defend his administration’s handling of the attack after the fact. As other officials have said, Obama said public statements made at the time about the nature of the attack were based on initial intelligence — and that nobody was playing politics.
Story from: Pat Dollard – The War Starts Here http://alturl.com/h7j2g
He is making a point not to give a press conference and not to go on the MSM to try keep the public from being informed until after the election. AND THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS HELPING HIM COVER IT UP. NEW YORK TIMES IGNORES IN MASSIVE MEDIA CORRUPTION. As Pat Caddell said last night, “the media is an enemy of the American people.” I will add that so is our (soon to be ex-) president.
It is annoying beyond words to hear him refer to the savages who killed our people “those folks”.
Posted: 10.28.12 A. D. @ 1:05