President vows "justice will be done" after killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya and three Americans
President Obama with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a statement Wednesday in the Rose Garden on the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
September 12th, 2012
11:53 AM ET

President vows "justice will be done" after killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya and three Americans

President Obama delivered a statement in the Rose Garden on the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Libya.  Here is the full text:

Good morning. Every day, all across the world, American diplomats and civilians work tirelessly to advance the interests and values of our nation. Often, they are away from their families. Sometimes, they brave great danger.

Yesterday, four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi. Among those killed was our Ambassador, Chris Stevens, as well as Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith. We are still notifying the families of the others who were killed. And today, the American people stand united in holding the families of the four Americans in our thoughts and in our prayers.

The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. We're working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats. I've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. And make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.

Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.

Already, many Libyans have joined us in doing so, and this attack will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya. Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside Americans. Libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried Ambassador Stevens’s body to the hospital, where we tragically learned that he had died.

It's especially tragic that Chris Stevens died in Benghazi because it is a city that he helped to save. At the height of the Libyan revolution, Chris led our diplomatic post in Benghazi. With characteristic skill, courage, and resolve, he built partnerships with Libyan revolutionaries, and helped them as they planned to build a new Libya. When the Qaddafi regime came to an end, Chris was there to serve as our ambassador to the new Libya, and he worked tirelessly to support this young democracy, and I think both Secretary Clinton and I relied deeply on his knowledge of the situation on the ground there. He was a role model to all who worked with him and to the young diplomats who aspire to walk in his footsteps.

Along with his colleagues, Chris died in a country that is still striving to emerge from the recent experience of war. Today, the loss of these four Americans is fresh, but our memories of them linger on. I have no doubt that their legacy will live on through the work that they did far from our shores and in the hearts of those who love them back home.

Of course, yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks. We mourned with the families who were lost on that day. I visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of ArlingtonCemetery, and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at Walter Reed. And then last night, we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi.

As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.

No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.

But we also know that the lives these Americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers. These four Americans stood up for freedom and human dignity. They should give every American great pride in the country that they served, and the hope that our flag represents to people around the globe who also yearn to live in freedom and with dignity.

We grieve with their families, but let us carry on their memory, and let us continue their work of seeking a stronger America and a better world for all of our children.

Thank you. May God bless the memory of those we lost and may God bless the United   States of America.

(read more on CNN.com)


Topics: Libya • President Obama

soundoff (155 Responses)
  1. mcskadittle

    going to war with Libya is not the answer to this, we have plenty of diplomatic tools to apply pressure on the Libyan government to bring these people to justice

    September 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
    • wrong answer

      that is true however most americans are not going to want to just sit back and wait for some justice to be done. They Killed 4 American citizens something must be done before it happens again. I dont think war is the right way eaither but we can not wait for justice to come who knows when that will be.

      September 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • bb

      well, lets send Barry O, he can apolagize. hows that for diplomatic tool ??? or should i say fool

      September 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
      • eavesdrop

        The morons like you who live by the gun will die by the gun .....
        And deservingly so for the indignant way you speak of your president......

        September 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
      • jean2009

        Obviously bb refers to the size of your brain? Comments like yours remind me of former Ambassador Williamson blaming the president for not being ahead of things in the middle-east over a film none of us knew about..... all the while the Ambassador overlooks the fact that he and George W. Bush were not ahead of 9/11 that costly and tragic affair for which they had several warnings.

        September 14, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • RealityBites

      Obama is a serial promise maker. I can hear the Syrian's laughing for here.

      September 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
      • Csm. HB J-dogg

        idiots Obama has already ordered drones to libya.

        September 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
      • jean2009

        And the Syrains have arrested four suspects. Remind me how quickly did George W. Bush have the Saudi's round up Osama bin Laden?

        September 14, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Obama took his eye off the ball. If he had not skipped so many security reports this would have been avoided.

      September 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
      • MaryM

        President Obama has NOT skipped any security meeting. More LIES from the Repubs. Romney and Lyin Ryan just cant stop lying

        September 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Washington Post, CNN and other have reported that Obama skipped a significant number of security meetings. It is all public record.

        September 13, 2012 at 12:11 am |
      • John

        Mary, you know this for a fact? The shills who follow Obama blindly at CNN think he did. We know he blew off BB. We know we were caught with our pants down again, on 9-11 no less. This administration is in way over their head and their luck (and ours) seemed to have run out.

        September 13, 2012 at 8:34 am |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        Obama has been AWOL on the Budget the last 3 years. What makes you think he has been up to speed on anything else? Obama is President. He doesn't have time for any Government Business. He mostly Votes Present. He swore to uphold the Constutition. That means getting into the mix and making decisions. Where is he? Oh, out campaigning. For what? Another 4 years of medorocity? Hope and Change? No thanks.

        September 13, 2012 at 11:37 am |
      • jean2009

        We know the fact is the President does not skip security meetings, but someone should keep an eye on what the Koch brothers and Murdoch are up to in an election year. Sam Bacile is not and Israeli, he is not Jewish, and there is no one named Sam Bacile...yet someone who claimed to be a Vietnam vet and an insurance agent has $5 million laying around to produce an inflammatory YouTube video? This smells like the Evangelical Teapotty right.

        September 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
      • eavesdrop

        Obama supporters seems to be winning the intelligence race because they are treated as smart grown ups and so given facts so that they can make up their own minds......
        However it seems the Romney supporters are exactly what they are looking for .... Bigotts and xenophobes who lack intelligence and is easily manipulated with lies and inaccuracies ......
        Just like the extremists on the street in Libya and Egypt and .
        I have been relying on fact check and almost evry alegation from the Romney/ Ryan camp has been proven to be inaccurate.

        September 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
      • jean2009

        You mran like George W. Bush did before 9/11? At least, this president was enough ahead of the ball toget Osama bin Laden and a great many other members of al Quaeda without putting numberous American lives in harms way.

        September 14, 2012 at 9:52 am |
      • bb

        @jean 2009 if comparing anyone to Hitler it should be your boy oblunder, hes failed at evrything, wants to take over, i see him as a joke. its ok you r head is so far up his bu$$ u cant see, i bet your one of those turn the cheek types, each to his own. But no need for insults i know it hurst when your wrong and im sure u are feeling pain

        September 14, 2012 at 10:10 am |
      • J Barrick

        Obama should be at security meetings, instead of Las Vegas RIGHT NOW!!!

        September 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm |
      • jean2009

        Follow the money who paid the Egyptian protesters.

        September 16, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • Mary S

      I dont believe in War either, but , before Pearl Harbor was attacked they were in our white house in a pretense to not go to war they kept our president busy while Japs bombed us, well in the end they got that bomb shoved up or down their As- & Wow The war was over, Even when Moses was trying to save the Jews God got fed up with a Generation of people who would not get with the program & wiped them out he killed a whole Generation of a Race never to exist again , so even God took all he could , So my point is I'm Sorry but Drop that A – Bomb Again,if they cant Live & let Then they dont live

      September 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  2. Kool-Aid Police

    Justice = 18 holes and some laughs on Letterman. What a fraud Obama is.

    September 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
    • jeanniem

      What a fool you and the gop are. If we went to war with every country that attacked a usa citizen, we'd be in worse financial shape then we already are. republicans have a knack for starting wars that make their crony friends rich. Wars that their privilege sons and daughters don't fight in. If we had a fool like romney in the white house, he would probably sending military force as we speak. The man is a fool. and not worthy of the presidency, He thinks his desparate attacks on the president will win him some points. It won't work.

      September 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
      • bb

        What do u suggest another apology tour??? a time Out??? sit in the corner ??? face it your leader is lame, who can only blame and bring shame to the USA

        September 14, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • Thomas

      You are a living breathing example of a drudge report / fox news crony. If everyone except your two media sources are wrong, are you really sure your sources are right?

      September 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        I read them all actually but you obviously are partial to MSNBC, Huff Post and Daily Kos. You can worship Obama all you want, just don't expect everyone to do the same.

        September 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
      • MaryM

        Kool aid, you really need to stop lying. It will shorten you life

        September 12, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
      • John

        Open your eyes and do your own research. Obama thought "the Arab Spring" was a great thing when all along people told him it wasn't. He choose to ignore basic information and tried to hand a olive branch to people who vow to kill us. Now we are paying the price. These acts in the middle east are acts of terror and this administration can't even get to a point where they realize it.

        September 13, 2012 at 8:38 am |
      • jean2009

        @john
        Reverse that line of thought (or lack there of), and add George W. Bush and 9/11... George W. Bush was warned about bin Laden, but thought it was not worth paying attention to the fact that pilots were being trained to put planes in the air but not how to land them. Was anyone even aware that some whacko right-wing evangelical zealot had posted an inflammatory video on YouTube? I doubt it.
        Then look at R-money's loose lipped response. If he were in office he would be marching our young troups off to war.
        I say let diplomacy and drones do that job...not fill up body bags to keep the merchants of war well funded.

        September 14, 2012 at 10:04 am |
      • bb

        I dont get it, this is foxes fault the pres gives a lame response, typical DUMBOCRAP Point and Blame . he goes partying in vegas when he should be being responsive to a current threat, u really r brainwashed

        September 14, 2012 at 10:18 am |
    • Dave

      Osama probably said the same thing :)

      September 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • USSOLDIER

      Typical social conservatives. Instead of standing with the rest of the country over the loss of American life they turn it into a political hit against Obama. Guess it was good that 9/11 happened on their watch. That was the only way for a unified initial response. They even turned that into a social agenda and diverted people and resources to a private crusade into an unassociated country.

      September 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
      • arealpatriot

        You d.a., these terrorist that were on the planes were in the U.S. taking flying lessons under Clinton's watch. Clinton knew full well about Osama but did nothing to bring him down. Planning that went into the twin towers did not happen overnight, it took years.

        September 14, 2012 at 6:14 am |
      • jean2009

        Thank you for your service, and your thoughtful words.

        September 14, 2012 at 10:07 am |
    • Tim

      I wonder how long Romney would last before world war 3 starts with his attitude... What a moron...

      September 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
      • jean2009

        Romney would probably have 4 deferments and still protest FOR the war. LOL!

        September 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • Renee McDuffie

      U need to have God in your life u racist bigot

      September 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    We all know that's a lie. Even in the US, mob violence goes unpunished, because no one knows who the perpetrators were. There, even if they know, those persons will be acclaimed, for what they did, and not punished, in any way.

    September 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  4. Debbie

    The filmaker who incited violence and those who murdered the Ambassador should all be brought to justice. Neither actions by filmaker or murders are acting in actions of faith (Christian/Muslim) or in actions of patriotism to their countries. Shame on both and may they all be brought to justice.

    September 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
    • mcskadittle

      of course the film maker and you both share 1st amendment rights

      September 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      AND WHEN WILL PEOPLE START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR USE OF THEIR RIGHTS IN THIS INSTANCE? MORE NEEDLESS PROVOCATIONS THAT HURT OUR POSITION IN THE MIDDLE EAST, LEADING TO SENSELESS DEATHS. YES, THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR VIOLENCE BUT THE VIOLENCE DID NOT COME OUT OF NOWHERE EITHER. IF PEOPLE CONTINUE TO SPOUT HATE THEN THAT IS WHAT THEY WILL GET IN RETURN, OFTEN TO THE DETRIMENT OF INNOCENT PEOPLE.

      September 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        TWO THINGS WE MUST REALIZE HERE, THE EGYPT INCIDENT IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE LIBYAN ATTACK. I AM STARTING TO THINK THE TWO ARE NOT ALL THAT RELATED. THE LIBYAN ATTACK WAS MILITARY STYLE WHILE THE ONE IN EGYPT IS A RELATIVELY PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION WITH SOME PROPERTY DAMAGE AND TRESPASSING ISSUES. I WONDER IF THE LIBYAN ATTACK WAS EVEN PROVOKED BY THE AWFUL YOUTUBE VIDEO, THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE INVESTIGATION AS IT LOOKS TO BE A PLANNED ATTACK.

        September 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
      • jsmoulder

        The people of the middle east do not spout hate, they spout death and destruction. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We as a country have tried to help these countries in the past, yet all we get in return is hate and death.

        September 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        AND YET WE CONTINUE TO BE THERE. WHY? I WOULD LIKE TO THINK IT IS NOT BECAUSE WE DESIRE TO BE LOVED BUT WE GO OUT THERE IN HOPES OF A LASTING PEACE. SUCH A THING DOES NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT AND IT IS HELPED WITH NEEDLESS PROVOCATIONS.

        September 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        SHOULD SAY, 'NOT HELPED'

        September 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
      • Caramon

        Hi December, I would suspect you are correct that the two protests were unrelated. It is likely two separate groups responding to the same tape. However, I would not be surprised if there are more protests popping up elsewhere either in response to the video or in support of the Libyan and Egypt protests. Safety of Americans should be a primary concern just in case.

        September 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        YOU'RE RIGHT OF COURSE. THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE SHOULD BE THE TOP PRIORITY. I THINK IN AFGHANISTAN THEY ARE SO WARY THEY EVEN BLOCKED YOUTUBE. I ALSO HEARD THEY ARE GETTING CLOSE TO FINDING OUT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTACK. I'M SURPRISED NONE OF THE USUAL TERRORIST GROUPS HAVE CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY YET. THIS COULD BE SOMETHING NEW IN LIBYA.

        September 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
      • day2daybs

        Aww December... I could sware you found your brain under a rock.. U must be a closet muslim.. Who uses "any more stupider" Since you are a sympathizer why dont you move over there and see how long you will last.. The entire purpose for the existance of muslim extremist is to kill every one.. Everyone who is not one of them..

        September 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      There are already films that mock Christianity but you don't see riots because of it. You don't believe in our constitution?

      September 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • G D

      Have you ever seen South Park?? It's a free country, and should be a free world. So I don't agree with all (any) of Cartman's views, it's a satire. Similarly other art is in the eye of the artist and the beholder. Where is the line? Well, murder and mayhem certainly seems to have cross it.

      September 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
    • John

      Debbie. Those are Dem lies – unless you think several coordinated attacks on 9-11 was some kind of ramdom violence – as this administration would lead us to think. That doesn't make any sense to me.

      September 13, 2012 at 8:41 am |
      • jean2009

        Well there you said the truth.... you don't make sense.

        Obama-Biden 2012!

        September 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
      • eavesdrop

        John you are exposing yourself to the whole world what an unintelligent person you are!!
        The so called Arab spring is a good thing as it is an uprising against freedom of speech etc .....
        So obama was right to say it is a good thing but just like you people will use any excuse to promote hate....

        September 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm |
  5. bb

    Wow more vows
    Ill close gitmo=vow=ooops
    ill cut deficet in half or wont run again=vow=ooops
    ill have unemp under 6% or wont run agin=vow=ooops
    im sure they are shaking in thier boots over our pansy pres idle words, lip service as usual

    September 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
    • Risky

      You go around stating that the President has not kept any promises even after that was proven false. 1/3 promises kept is not an impressive number. But instead of being delusional and critisizing, why not be thankful for what has been done so far, and understanding that being POTUS is not an easy job for anyone.

      All Im saying is that if you're going to be hateful, back it up with actual facts and truths.
      Half-truths are not considered facts...

      I hope my words found its way through your blind-hate. It's really not that hard to comprehend...

      September 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
      • jsmoulder

        Half truth are not considered facts? Yet the attack campaigns of both parties spout half truths and each parties supporters believe them.

        September 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
      • bb

        Blind hate ??? oh please get real your boy stinks. thats a fact. if i dont like him its either hate or racism, oh it couldnt be that he just cant get the job done ??? Go ahead and pretend that cnn & msnbc fact checkers are correct. Its typical to follow, its ok u r a sheep the world needs them too. as far as being thankful??? for what ?? ineptness??? ok i thank him for running up the deficet, ok i thank him for unemploy over 8%, , ok i thank him for trying to divide America. As far as false facts he had MR NEXT PRES MITT guilty of killing an ex sour bain employees wife who hadn t worked at bain in years more vile lies from oblunder oh and yes thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        September 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
      • Risky

        I actually dont care who wins the election. And yes I will repeat that you are quite blind in hate. I also wasn't talking about fact checkers. Some promises were kept, and you don't have to rely on fact checkers to see the obvious...Of course it will be blind-hate for you to constantly spew "nothing has been done!!"

        Really now...Im trying my hardest to talk to you like an adult (even though you're probably older than me).

        September 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
      • jean2009

        Risky the Teapotty stooges wouldn't know facts or truth if they tripped over them. They can't follow a time line, post correct figures or dates..it's all about the self promoting lie.

        September 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • Lionel

      When Bush ran for presidency, the bin laden tapes were released just before we went to vote.

      and now an anti-muslim video is released. I would not be surprised if Republicans were behind this thing.

      September 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
      • bb

        Thats gota be it, point and blame with no shame, it just proves Oblunders lame!!!

        September 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Lionel I think you were behind 9/11, Gabby Giffords shooting and the Banking crisis. I have just as much proof for this claim as you do for yours.

        September 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
      • John

        Lionel – you are showing your true colors. Obama has made a mess out this country and contributed to the mess in the middle east – and all you can do is point fingers at the repubs? Wake up.

        September 13, 2012 at 8:43 am |
      • jean2009

        I too wonder who funded the fictitious Sam Bacile to the tune of $5 million dollars. Could be Watergate all over again.
        Obama-Biden 2012!

        September 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
    • eavesdrop

      bb...
      BigottedBufoon?

      September 13, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
  6. Vic of New York

    It's unfortunate – but it goes with the turf of freedom – that free speech by A-holes must be protected in order to protect everyone's free speech. That said, we can fight back by telling A-holes like Mitt Romney he will never be President. He will never fill his father's shoes. And he will never be respected as anything other than a greed monger.

    September 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  7. About what we expect

    Justice will be done..

    So should we expect another "world apology tour" from Obama soon?

    September 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      IS THAT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED? DID HE APOLOGIZE BIN LADEN TO DEATH? THOSE ARE SOME PAINFUL APOLOGIES.

      September 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
      • Csm. HB J-dogg

        ask all the people in the top ten of leadership how its worked out for them while they are all dead.

        September 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        APPARENTLY ACCORDING TO MITT ROMNEY AND THE WING NUTS, THEY ALL DIED FROM OBAMA'S APOLOGIES.

        EVEN JOHN BOLTON IS SCRATCHING HIS HEAD OVER THAT ONE.

        September 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  8. RealityBites

    Thankfully.., the Pentagon is not run by this idiot.

    September 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  9. tibs

    I say we flood the world with things that make fun of this prophet. Just keep pumping it out, year after year. Never stopping. All religions should be laughed at. But especially this one. Eventually theyll become desensitized and stop caring.

    September 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  10. Jazel

    Justice? Mr. Obama and Ms. Clinton you should have work on this JUSTICE before Mr. Stevens died. Bill praised Hillary and Obama for doing such a darn great things with foreign policy, and look what happen. UNDER OBAMA'S Administration Mr. Steven's died. FOREIGN POLICY? WHERE IS FOREIGN POLICY AND PROTECTION for Mr. Steven's? Too late.. Too bad..

    September 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • Risky

      I guess they should have dispatched Superman to get there in the nick of time!
      Darn you POTUS for not having Superman on speed dial!!

      September 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
    • bb

      ooops I guess oblunder missed that one tooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      September 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
      • eavesdrop

        bb...
        BlatentlyBrainless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        September 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
    • Bill in STL

      According to some opinions Al Queda had this planned for months... LOL... he probably could have prevented it if he had time to aim a drone!

      September 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
      • jean2009

        I think Murdoch or the Koch Brother.

        September 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  11. bb

    @ risk well how kind of u to talk to me like an adult, what fluff did oblunder keep his word on
    Transparent gov= Fast & furious ooops missed that one
    oblunder care isnt a tax, wait till u sell your home, (3.8%) to gov ooops missed on that too
    ill have an open presidencey, hasnt had a press confrence in months ooops missed that
    ill work with repubtards on jobs, hasnt talked to his job cabinet in what 4-6 mos ??? ooooops missed that too
    ill be spending your childrens and grandchildrens money. ok, ok ill give ya that one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
    • Risky

      I actually would have voted for Jon Huntsman. Though my vote doesnt matter at all because the state I live in always votes blue.

      Anyway, Im at a loss of if I should take you seriously, or give you a fake laugh to not make you feel bad.
      Im a nice person so here it goes: ...ha....ha....ha?

      September 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  12. the free libyan

    as a libyan i send my condolences to the american people,this terrible crime that was committed by those extremists shocked us all, the one that should be blamed is our government for not protecting our guests,especially guests that include a great man like (Chris Stevens) i met him once when he visited tobruk,he is one most brilliant people i have met he was proud of libyans and proud of his country's participation in helping the revolution.

    R.I.P my friend

    i will keep smiling like you told me

    September 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
    • eavesdrop

      So good to read something so simple and yet so sensible among all this hatred ........

      September 14, 2012 at 12:03 am |
  13. NOvember 2012

    oh big talk obama...who are you going to bushwack now? This is what you getg for defying the wisdom of good advisors to enhance your polictical standing. Should not have crowed about the Gadafhi and Bin Laden assinations. The pseudo presidency continues.

    September 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      YOU AND MITT ROMNEY SHOULD JUST SIT DOWN AND LET THE GROWN UPS HANDLE FOREIGN POLICY. THE UNITED STATES AND LIBYA ARE WORKING HARD TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS AND BRING THOSE RESPONSIBLE TO JUSTICE.

      September 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Sure ... probably just like Pakistan and the US

        September 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        FUNNY YOU MENTIONED PAKISTAN. ISN'T THAT WHERE BIN LADEN GOT KILLED?

        September 12, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
      • november2012

        did you take your brain out and play with it?

        September 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        DO YOU EVEN HAVE A BRAIN? OH WAIT, THAT WOULD MAKE IT A POINTLESS QUESTION WOULDN'T IT.

        LAST I CHECKED, PAKISTAN HASN'T BEEN FIRING OFF MISSILES AND NUKES BECAUSE WE ARE SUCH GOOD FRIENDS. THEY EVEN LET US KILL TERRORISTS ON THEIR LANDS. CAN YOUR NON-BRAIN PROCESS THAT?

        September 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  14. Csm. HB J-dogg

    All the Conserva idiots think they can run the world by fear. Hear is the Secret No One is Afraid they are willing to die for the cause . Conserva idiots show there Hand. Obama Just Use drones and blow them up with out warning. Obama has killed more leaders in the terrorist organization in 4 years then tough talking bush did in 8.

    September 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • bb

      Oh goooody its bush time again, according to dumbocraps Bush was the worst thing in the world. How come every freaking day u compare Oblunder too him ???? Birds of a feather???? At least gw hasnt spoke up about what an a-ho#$ oblunder has been blaming every thing on him , This jerk of a pres is no leader, face it its the WIMP show in whitehouse. want America to go under keep this loser in there, i know every media source is trying too

      September 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Obama has killed them or the military has killed them? I hope we do kill them, but it may take some time to find out who and how many there are. They had this planned for a while and the movie was just an excuse, it was actually out in july yet they waited until 9-11? We all know you adore Obama.

      September 12, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • Bill in STL

      and clinto ran us out of cruise missles... whats your poinit? One of the things that the cold war was all about was the fear of a push button war. Never see the enemy face to face... Sorta whats happening here.....

      September 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
      • jean2009

        I'm for saving American lives. The smart move is to wherever possible let the drone do the job. Guess that doesn't work for you...so logically that would indicate you must not really be an American.

        BTW...it looks like 4 arrests have been made in Libya. Again how long did it take Bush to find bin Lade? Oh right he didn't..... Well there you go!

        September 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • eavesdrop

      Good observation!!!
      AS Obama remarked recently Romney shoots first then aim after!!

      September 14, 2012 at 12:06 am |
  15. Lizzie

    This is the perfect time to leave the countries that don't want us, open up our oil fields and let them eat their oil, let them go back to the dark ages, that what they want, we cannot drag them into the 21st century when most of them live with their goats in one room, count women as their personal property to do with as they wish and have no respect for anyone but themselfs.

    September 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  16. kanne

    May GOD Bless and Comfort the Families that Lost their Loved ones, AS far as the President I do not think he will do a thing to make anyone think America is a Strong Country, We Lost our Strength when Pres, Bush Left He Did stand up for America and WE Were not in this Horrid Shape we are in Now. Its not about Race or Gender, its about the ability to Lead and Stand for God and this Country and the People in its Rights and Freedoms We Deserve to have Jobs, homes, and To Educate our Children, The Land of the Free , The Home of the Brave , United we Stand , lets all Pray for the this Country We Need it , the Last 4 years took too much of a Toll, its Time for a Change , Praying for Peace for all ,

    September 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  17. G D

    We should learn not to "vow" anything of the sort. We should quietly pursue justice, and then let folks know when it has occurred. These vows do nothing to calm our position in the middle east, and frankly, they have little credibility. If executed, great, if not, it's just another provocational statement that's failed in its endpoint.

    September 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
  18. ROM

    Don;t rule out SuperPac sponsors for this video that caused these death in our embassy. They will do anything to hurt the president of the United States. That's my opinion and the FBI should look into it.

    September 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
    • eavesdrop

      Bingo!!!!!!!!!
      Ther is a defening silence in that respect..............

      September 14, 2012 at 12:11 am |
    • jean2009

      I've thought the same...the Koch brothers?, Murdoch?... an easy 5 million to stir the political pot. We know these people have no scruples.

      September 14, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  19. Bill in STL

    Yep sure it will be done ... just as soon as you can find out who to aim the drone at...

    September 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
  20. judy

    apparently the repos all agree with romney and have jumped the gun without any facts. Same a bush did . they would have us in another war. Romney should keep his big fat mouth shut. untill he knows what is going on. I don't want this idiot leading this country and his followers are just as stupid as he is. What a disgrace they are to the US.

    September 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Obama is the disgrace. He allowed the people to get killed. It was more important to him to get hugged by a voter than to take the time and read a security report. Blood is on Obama's hands.

      September 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
      • MaryM

        jay, you really need to stop lying. You are just like Miitt the twit and lyin ryan. You and they know NOTHING about foreign policy

        September 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Drone bou Obama and Open mike Joe don't seem to have any better luck there Mary... And is that all you can say... "you better stop lying" better tell that one to your president,,,, To me he is the president and believe it or not I can disagree with him....

        September 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm |
      • MaryM

        Bill, you have every right to disagree. But the lies by Mitt and Lyin Ryan will NOT fly with the American people

        September 12, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
      • John

        Mary. Maybe it is time for you to start looking at the person in charge right now given the mess in this country and the mess Obama helped created (and supported) in the middle east.
        You libs are stupid if you do not realize the attacks were not random acts of violence as Obama and his crew would have you think. They were acts of terror. This administration needs to get a handle on what is going on instead of following from behind. American troops are being killed and this administration and their shills in the press ignore it. They tell us "Nato troops have been killed". What a far cry from MSDNC showing the coffins of the killed troops EVERY DAY BUSH WAS IN OFFICE. You libs are killing America both with your words and actions.

        September 13, 2012 at 9:35 am |
      • eavesdrop

        Homer Obama cannot protect 300 million plus people ......
        Idiots like you exists all over the world! it only takes one to do a senseless act baseed on misguided information!!!

        September 14, 2012 at 12:15 am |
    • november2012

      idiot, and you don't call what is going on war...a war obama is loosing...you need a brain transplant...fool!

      September 13, 2012 at 10:57 am |
      • eavesdrop

        Reality check Obama is well liked around the world because of his ability to respect souvreign nations and is not quick to anger!!
        If Romney is there the haters of America will be more present than you would want please think before you talk!!

        September 14, 2012 at 12:20 am |
  21. Geoff

    Advice for Mitt Romney: "Shut up. Sit down. Don't move. You don't have ALL of the intel, and you're NOT the Commander-in-Chief. And if we can help it you will NEVER be."

    September 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  22. Keller

    I really dont understand what the Republicans want from this.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:06 am |
  23. Frank Marshall Davis

    If these Arab countries don't want us there then let's just pull out and quit giving them money. Let's then how long before they deginerate into petty dictatorships or anarchy.

    September 13, 2012 at 5:53 am |
  24. quinLee

    As I read all these unfounded and outrageous anti-Obama comments, I can't figure out if the GOP/teaparty released a wave of paid trolls or if there are really this many stupid/uniformed people in America. Probably more of the former due to the recent poll numbers. Romney is inept and GOP/teaparty is morally and intellectually bankrupt.

    September 13, 2012 at 8:48 am |
    • Caramon

      No Quin, what is stupid is the fact that there are Obama supporters that feel he can do no wrong. Even supporters have a right and responsibility to question elected leadership. You have to remember that the Tea Party was initially developed by members of both parties that simply said enough to spending. Certainly, there are more Republicans than Democrats. But had you honestly looked at the Tea Party protests you will find most are normal everyday people. In fact, after the protests, the protesters cleaned up and went home. They didn't camp and expect free food and medical supplies and leave a mess.

      As far as unfounded claims against the President. I am certain that many of us can support our claims. I guess you only believe in the first amendment as long as the freedom to speak agrees with your views. Isn't that what the first amendment is supposed to prevent?

      September 13, 2012 at 11:37 am |
      • jean2009

        I for one do not think we humans can do no wrong...President Obama is human....but that being said. Ilived through eight years of the last president doing almost everything wrong. I do not see Romney changing from that failed position. He will have been bought and paid for by the very people who funded him. His whole campaign has shown where he stands...a lack of empathy for the less fortunate, greed, a repeat of the same foreign policy stances that maybe brought about 9/11 and resulted in 2 unfunded wars, andwho does his pick for a running mate someone who is a clear indication of howhe will govern, heck he either can't or won't show us his tax returns, and he is so indebted to this country that he parks his assets offshore.
        No to Romney.

        Obama-Biden 2012!

        September 14, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • eavesdrop

      Well put!!

      September 14, 2012 at 12:23 am |
  25. dontbow

    obamas sheep seem to still think he is a great leader even when he can't condemn violence without apologizing first for america. talk about mis-informed voters with no education. obama still cant get foreign policy right after 4 years.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  26. november2012

    American embassies are burning all over the world, Iran is building up with obama's blessing, china and Russia are giving us the finger, and obama golfs on. He continues his campaign of four years (six if you really count) because he knows if he stops and his record stands obvious he will fail. The leftist have to hear the feel good rhetoric and BS or they may stop and think of what is really going on...the salesman must continue to sell...while Rome burns!

    September 13, 2012 at 10:56 am |
    • eavesdrop

      You seem to have all the information for every situation!!
      I have one suggestion for you and all Romneyites !! FACT-CHECK before you post !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      September 14, 2012 at 12:27 am |
  27. NOTADEMOCRAT

    For Obama.., Drone Strikes = Justice

    September 13, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • eavesdrop

      I can tell by your idiotic post.....

      September 14, 2012 at 12:24 am |
  28. mcskadittle

    I a time of crises we need one voice and that has to come from the President of the United States of America, not some candidate who obviously has no experience in these matters

    September 13, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  29. pablo

    yet another hollow promise and empty thread made my the great hoax himself. i'll believe it when he gets tough on Iran and its nuclear program. I'll believe it when we pull out of Afghanistan. I'll believe it when Gitmo closes. I'll believe it when we have a real immigration policy. I'll believe it when congress passes an actual budget. I'll believe it when Obama is tossed out on his face and we have a real leader.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • eavesdrop

      EL Gordo Troll !!!!!!!

      September 14, 2012 at 12:29 am |
  30. About what we expect

    That's comforting.. since he also vowed to cut the deficit by 50% and keep unemployment below 8%.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • jean2009

      Obama-Biden 2012!

      September 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  31. Retired Sailor

    My butt.. Obama is a lier and dirt bad. All he cares about is making himself look good. But that is normal of the libs/dems.

    September 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  32. Ray E. (Georgia)

    A bit of History.
    Some have critized President Bush for going into Iraq. At the time there was crediable evidence that Iraq was developing Weapons of Mass Destruction. Everthing is not always Tied up in pretty Ribbons and Bows. Before 911 there was an attack on the World Trade Center's. In 1993 Militents right here in the U.S. drove a Truck Bomb under one of the Towers and set it off. You should make no mistake that Militants want to establish Shiria Law thruout the World, not just in the Mid East. That would mean that the many rights that Women now enjoy, in most of the free world would be severly curtailed. And you can't reason with thes people. These Attacks are just a continuation of attempting to establish Shiria Law.

    President Obama made the speech, in Cario in 2009, If i'm not mistaken that he wanted to begin a new day with these Muslums.

    Things like this has happened before in History. Nevlle Chamberland tried to reason with Hitler. Hitler signed a Non-Agression Pact with Stalin. Neither agreement worked. Think about it.

    September 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      SO YOU EQUATE ALL MUSLIMS TO HITLER? GOOD TO KNOW.

      YOU CANNOT GET ANY MORE STUPIDER.

      September 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
      • jean2009

        I equate all teapotty people to Hitler.

        September 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        DEcember and Jean,
        You two should not be out by yourselves. It is dangerous out there. Can't be too careful, you know. Look to your Nanny Obama to take care of you. Intellegence is something you should never go near.

        September 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        RAY, WE ALL KNOW YOU WILL WILLINGLY SURRENDER ALL YOUR FREEDOM TO ANYONE ELSE BUT OBAMA. TRY NOT KID YOURSELF.

        SOME OF US WILL TRY TO BE MORE OBJECTIVE ABOUT THIS AND SO FAR, OBAMA IS THE LEAST OF AMERICA'S PROBLEMS COMPARED TO YOU EXTREMIST WING NUTS.

        September 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
      • uncdig

        unless your education has you saying things like "any more stupider.

        September 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        YOU'RE RIGHT. HIS LEVEL OF INTELLIGENCE PROBABLY COULDN'T COMPREHEND EVEN THAT. I"M GLAD YOU'RE HERE TO SET US BOTH STRAIGHT.

        September 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
      • jean2009

        Ray....There you go again.... obviously you have that Hitler streak telling other people what to do.
        Heah! I was out last night working with "Women for Obama".
        Trust me, I am capable and intelligent, and will do it again.
        Obama-Biden 2012!

        September 14, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  33. november2012

    and now we hear the embassy security force was not authorized to be armed...no kidding. Just like the LBJ policy in vietnam..and Carter...and remember Somalia under clinton...get the point? clinton/obama we got what we got..and now the middle east fires up. It took just four years for this administration's fumbles and missteps to ignite the middle east as it has never been...hold on tight folks.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  34. JOE

    Obama da clown

    September 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
  35. JOE

    Obama clown

    September 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
  36. HendersonNv

    Obama says, "as soon as I get done with a few more campaign stops, I'm going to .......errr.........welll..........issue another hollow warning to those two or three bad guys in Libya."

    September 14, 2012 at 1:02 am |
    • jean2009

      Four and they have been captured. Oh! BTW – G. W.Bush was on a campaign stop listening to" My Pet Goat" on 9/11.

      September 14, 2012 at 10:16 am |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        We know G.W. was responsible for everything from Adam and Eve getting thrown out of the Garden of Eden to Nobody doing as well as they were 4 years ago. It's a damn shame that G.W. mistakenly thought everone could take care of themselves. Not true. They need a Nanny! Waahah! I want my mommy.

        September 14, 2012 at 10:43 am |
      • jean2009

        Gee you are blaming him for Adam and Eve too? I don't believe in Adam and Eve.
        But you have just shown why the GOP shouldn't govern...
        Three-thousand people dead on 9/11 and your lack of empathy for their families is impressive. The same thing that was said to the people of New Orleans ....GOP statement in a crisis... You're on your own!" "We're not you're nanny!."
        Boy talk about speaking the truth about the Tepotty policy....you just summed it up.

        September 14, 2012 at 10:57 am |
      • Jay in NC

        President Bush declared a state of emergency in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi on Saturday, the 27th, two days before the hurricane made landfall.

        September 14, 2012 at 11:38 am |
      • november2012

        get used to it jean...the mask is coming off obama...and NO he is not a black American, never was and never will be. You and others like you are so racist you blindly elected this fraud of a politician...and now we are paying the price. Wake up!

        September 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  37. robwarner3

    So, I am supposed to believe the speech he made and give him the benefit of the doubt? Why? No matter what else you can say for or against him, one thing is blatantly obvious. For the first time in history, our country' credit score was downgraded and they are talking about doing it again soon. Just read the story when you search this "Moody's set to downgrade U.S. credit rating, again" Why, in anyone's name, would you allow someone to be re-elected that manages such a momentous milestone in the history of our nation??

    September 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
    • jeanniem

      Because the only other option is a weak flip flopping mitt romney and lying ryan his counter parter. I would rather have President Obama in the White House then those two look in the eye liars. I would much rather have someone in office who genuinely cares about the middle class and someone who not as an after thought suddenly decided (romney) he cares about the middle also. He certainly doesn't act like it. The only plan I've heard coming from the gop is to lower taxes even more on the rich and greedy. It hasn't worked in all these years, so why would it work now. I think I'll stick with the President. Perhaps we can get rid of the republican held congress and get the economy turned around as well.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  38. pfffffffffft

    Ya .. .justice done.. Harsh words maybe... but i doubt nothing more... most likely an appology from doofus in WH

    thats all D'ohbama knows how to do.. and play golf

    September 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  39. TERMINATUM

    Im glad Barry won the Peace Prize before all this attacks, that way he can kill
    the perpretrators of this crime just like he killed Osama.

    September 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  40. J Barrick

    If you believe the White House and blame this only on a film, you must be pretty dumb!

    September 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  41. J Barrick

    THE PRESS SHOULD BE ASKING OBAMA WHY HE WASN"T AT HIS SECURITY MEETINGS RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
  42. jean2009

    Who paid the Egyptian protesters....follow the money! Who has that kind of money?

    September 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
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  44. karoldson

    Well so far obama has done nothing but cloud and muddy the action the same way he did with the cliff and every thing else that has come along, he ranks last as a president. he was and is the worst thing to happen to this country, along with being a fake and absolutely in over his head, his way is promise any thing , give nothing take all you can.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:15 am |