Obama: Libya assault ‘wasn’t just mob action’
President Barack Obama said Monday “there’s no doubt” that the assault of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador “wasn’t just a mob action” but a sign of extremism in nations lacking stability. His words about the Libya killings were his most specific since the White House called it a “terrorist attack” last week.
“What’s been interesting, just this past week, there were these massive protests against these extremists militias that are suspected, maybe, of having been involved in this attack,” Obama said during the taping of an interview on ABC’s talk show program “The View.”
The White House initially said the storming of the consulate attack was a spontaneous assault tied to ongoing protests over a video that ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad, but has since broadened its answer to say an investigation will show what ultimately happened.
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