**Written by Doug Powers
Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney have already spoken this morning about Egypt and Libya. President Obama will deliver remarks at approximately 10:35 a.m. eastern.
During Hillary’s remarks, I don’t recall her exact wording, but she essentially said that the number of people who initiate these kinds of attacks is relatively small. Newt Gingrich takes issue with that:
“There’s a substantial faction, particularly in Benghazi, which was sending people to Iraq to kill Americans. There’s a substantial faction in Egypt which wants to defeat the United States and destroy Israel. That faction looks for opportunities to do things to hurt the United States and yesterday was the example of an attack that’s part of a very long war that we’re going to be at for a very long time.”
Update: During Obama’s brief address, he praised Libyan security forces, saying they fought to attempt to safeguard the US staff. However, according to this story, it was Libyan security who gave them up:
Wanis al-Sharef, a Libyan Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said the four Americans were killed when the angry mob, which gathered to protest a U.S.-made film that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, fired guns and burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
He said Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building – deemed safer – after the initial wave of protests at the consulate compound. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack.
Romney statement plus Q & A here.
Because of the unfolding events in the last 24 hours, the president’s scheduled fundraising trip to Vegas has been delayed… by one hour.
Update IV: Hillary Clinton asked “How can this happen in a country we helped liberate?”
**Written by Doug Powers
Twitter @ThePowersThatBeblog comments powered by Disqus
Necessary reminder for MSM: ‘Death to America’ chants in Iran started WAY before Trump became president
February 10, 2017 01:16 PM by Doug Powers
Now that Obama’s gone it’s safe for the MSM to notice Iran’s ‘more powerful’ than they’ve been in decades
February 6, 2017 08:16 PM by Doug Powers
Fifty Shades of Grey Lady: NY Times Mag troubled by ‘uncomfortable love affair’ on Super Sunday (open thread)
February 5, 2017 09:45 AM by Doug Powers
January 30, 2017 07:13 PM by Doug Powers
Perfect: Richard Branson sends private jet for Obamas so they can discuss how everybody’s going to die from fossil fuel emissions
January 24, 2017 09:21 AM by Doug Powers