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Full Transcript of Obama's Speech at the Rose Garden 9-12-2012

Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot 2012/10/17 15:36:13
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 Arlington Cemetery, 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.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press...marks-president-deaths-...

OBAMA NEVER ONCE CALLED SAID THAT LIBYA WAS AN ACT OF TERROR OR THAT TERRORIST MADE THE ATTACK!
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  • fluer 2012/10/17 15:52:18
    fluer
    +8
    Romney might have been able to make his point if the moderator had not interjected and backed up a misstatement of fact as being true. Even doubleteamed Romney still won the debate.

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  • pinasako 2012/10/28 20:10:57
    pinasako
    +4
    When these Benghazi deadly attacks are printed clearly for an independent body of investigative commissioners, my opinion include the formation of an impeachment proposal to the House of Representatives. If anyone out there have the same opinion, please speak up, and if anyone disagree, please speak up also.
  • Allison... 2012/10/21 14:10:11
    Allison...
    +3
    Are you delusional? Read the 4th to last paragraph it clearly states no act of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation.....
  • Jackie ... Allison... 2012/10/21 15:29:20 (edited)
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Nope, his very general statement vs. never saying it again for roughly 20 days later despite being asked directly in live interviews. He trotted out Rice to lie, trotted out Carney to lie, in multiple interviews even when asked directly never said it, and 6 times in UN speech cited the video and not one word about terror - Sorry, he is either fully incompetent or lying - his roll out was not to call Libya an act of terror to cover his ridiculous and dangerous foreign policy - a political decision. And a lousy one at that.

    Thanks for responding

    PS I block impostor profiles - stop wasting other peoples time.
  • Jeff Allison... 2012/11/15 02:12:46
    Jeff
    +3
    The only reference to Bengazi in that paragraph was to call it a terrible act. Who is delusional?
  • Walter Pohl - Pollvaulter 2012/10/21 00:52:29
  • Jackie ... Walter ... 2012/10/21 00:55:13
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Yes, his general statement vs. never saying it again until roughly 20 days later when facts caught up with him. He is playing the semantics game now for cover.

    Thanks for responding
  • Walter ... Jackie ... 2012/10/21 00:59:03
  • Jackie ... Walter ... 2012/10/21 01:13:05
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    I care because he and his minions lied to the people of this country about something so very serious. There is no excuse for his behavior, his actions or the actions of this administration - none.

    And of course it was obvious that it was a terrorist act - no demonstrations there the entire day and then men with heavy arms. Hell, the only people who appear not to have caught on were Obama and his administration. We know the State dept watched in real time, we know that DC was notified from the very beginning in the first hour, we know that the CIA head in Libya notified them too in the first hour, we know it had nothing to do with a video but was a planned attack, we know that it was 9-11 (a day that is very important to the terrorists) and we know Al Q, despite the idiotic claims that they were 'on the run", was and is very active - there are pages and pages of warnings all through the region. Hell, we had it in the world wide news, not here because they follow any crap Obama puts out.

    As I said, no excuses are good enough for their behavior and action.

    Later, have a good evening
  • Walter ... Jackie ... 2012/10/21 01:14:03
  • Jackie ... Walter ... 2012/10/21 01:15:36
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Female here LOL Later
  • Walter ... Jackie ... 2012/10/21 01:18:19 (edited)
  • iamnothere Walter ... 2012/10/22 00:34:35
    iamnothere
    +1
    of course it was an act of terror.. that is not the point.. the point is team obama tried to cover it up with bs stories.. it is the cover up and lies
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/10/20 12:24:13
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    I am sickened by this debacle, the cover-up and the people who willing support this man who knowingly has lied and distorted the facts. There is no excuse for his behavior, his actions or the actions of this administration. If one watched the Bret Baier Special, there is no way on earth they could possible cast a vote for this creature of deceit.
  • Diane 2012/10/20 05:05:00
    Diane
    +1
    "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."
  • Jackie ... Diane 2012/10/20 12:21:56
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    If you truly believe that that general reference to terror was indeed calling that planned attack and murder of Americans an Act of Terror, then explain the cover-up. And OBVIOUSLY he did not, -- he did not say it in anything more than a general reference after 8 paragraphs. He trotted out Rice to lie, trotted out Carney to lie, in multiple interviews even when asked directly never said it, and 6 times in UN speech cited the video and not one word about terror - Sorry, he is either fully incompetent or lying - his roll out was not to call Libya an act of terror to cover his ridiculous foreign policy - a political decision. And a lousy one at that.

    Supporting a man who has lied and distorted this entire debacle is disgusting
  • Carl 2012/10/19 20:35:48
    Carl
    +2
    "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." a statement that identifies the tragic events as a terrorism act.
  • Jackie ... Carl 2012/10/20 12:19:32
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    Yes, the word terror in any statement means that the speaker is decisively calling the murder of Americans an Act of Terror - nice try, the AH did not call it an act of terror for roughly 20 days and tried to cover it all up. And OBVIOUSLY he did not, -- he did not say it in anything more than a general reference after 8 paragraphs. He trotted out Rice to lie, trotted out Carney to lie, in multiple interviews even when asked directly never said it, and 6 times in UN speech cited the video and not one word about terror - Sorry, he is either fully incompetent or lying - his roll out was not to call Libya an act of terror to cover his ridiculous foreign policy - a political decision. And a lousy one at that
  • Chibi Guru Z 2012/10/18 12:11:01
    Chibi Guru Z
    +2
    Of course he didn't. I swear all these guys, the administration and the media who are clearly on the stump for them, are counting on that segment of the population who rarely pay any attention to the news.

    I remember being told over and over it was an uprising over a video.
  • Jackie ... Chibi G... 2012/10/18 13:03:16
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Exactly Thanks for responding
  • Plantgypc 2012/10/18 11:47:06
    Plantgypc
    +1
    Gee a woman who works for CNN protected Obama in Long Island, part of NY a democratic state.


    surprise
  • Jackie ... Plantgypc 2012/10/18 13:03:42
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    LOL Thanks Plantgypc
  • Beth Dunlop 2012/10/18 03:46:14 (edited)
    Beth Dunlop
    +4
    If you're going to be an idiot about semantics, you had better be careful what you say. No, Obama never said "Libya" was an act of terror, because Libya is a country. So you're right, because to say "Libya was an act of terror" is an idiotic and nonsensical statement. He however, OBVIOUSLY referred to the attack on the US embassy as an act of terror. If someone doesnt understand that, they must either be very, very stupid or just have a very poor grasp of how language works. I assume no one will take offense to that statement, since I didn't outright say, "YOU ARE AN IDIOT."
  • Jackie ... Beth Du... 2012/10/18 13:04:21 (edited)
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    I realize that it is sometimes difficult for those of limited intelligence, not saying you are one of those, to grasp simple concepts such as this without every word being there, but this is a post for the more intelligent and informed folks here on SH. Sorry it was so difficult for you to sort out.

    And OBVIOUSLY he did not, -- he did not say it in anything more than a general reference after 8 paragraphs. He trotted out Rice to lie, trotted out Carney to lie, in multiple interviews even when asked directly never said it, and 6 times in UN speech cited the video and not one word about terror - Sorry, he is either fully incompetent or lying - his roll out was not to call Libya an act of terror to cover his ridiculous foreign policy - a political decision. And a lousy one at that

    Thanks for commenting
  • pinasako Beth Du... 2012/10/28 20:38:28
    pinasako
    +3
    Obama failed to dispute H. Clinton, Carney & S. Rice who followed with their statements, S. Rice five times in one day that the Benghazi attacks were spontaneous reactions to the anti-Islam video. Nothing, not even your expertise with English can dispute Obama's failure to dispute statements made as stated above. The interim President of Libya stated that the Benghazi attack had nothing to do with the video.
  • stevmackey 2012/10/18 00:33:25
    stevmackey
    +1
    Who ever knew that manure could be piled that high? Then why did he give that speech at the UN?
  • Jackie ... stevmackey 2012/10/18 00:34:59
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    True indeed Thanks Steve
  • Jeff 2012/10/17 23:57:50
    Jeff
    +1
    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.

    Seriously people, he was giving a speech about the Libyan attack and says the above. What are you complaining about? That he didn't know all the facts right when it happened? Please!
  • Jackie ... Jeff 2012/10/17 23:59:08 (edited)
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    I disagree - he did not say it and trotted out Rice to lie, trotted out Carney to lie, in multiple interviews even when asked directly never said it, and 6 times in UN speech cited the video and not one word about terror - Sorry, he is either fully incompetent or lying - his roll out was not to call Libya an act of terror to cover his ridiculous foreign policy - a political decision. And a lousy one at that

    Thanks for commenting

    PS: Here is how it is done:

    Good evening.

    Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts.


    ...
    Read More: http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/09...
  • Jeff Jackie ... 2012/10/18 00:02:56
    Jeff
    +1
    Why would not mentioning terror a few days after the incident make him incompetent? That sounds like hyperbole and trying to score points off an incident in which Americans were killed. Pretty lame
  • Jackie ... Jeff 2012/10/18 00:08:59
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    My god, how much evidence do you need? Rhetorical - obviously you think this third attack on the consulate in Libya was just an anomaly.
  • Jeff Jackie ... 2012/10/18 00:10:08
    Jeff
    What does it matter when he said it was a terror attack???
    Just a bunch of hyperbole
  • rightside 2012/10/17 22:50:31
    rightside
    +1
    bama was prepared and well versed to make himself look better. he used a small truth and turned it into a large lie.
    They must have made him repeat it over and over again. They knew this would come up and they had to have a comeback.
    Of course today, its all been exposed for the big fat lie that it is.
  • Jackie ... rightside 2012/10/17 23:06:57
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Yes indeed, Thanks rightside
  • A Founding Father 2012/10/17 22:34:54 (edited)
    A Founding Father
    +1
    "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."

    Now, what words in the above quote are you so grossly ignorant as to not undertand?

    Note that "Jackie", the originator of this biased piece of crap blog, has blocked me from answering her RWNJ collegues. When they have told all the stories they have, there is nothing left to do but lock the doors and hide.
  • Jackie ... A Found... 2012/10/17 22:38:14
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    I disagree - he did not say it and trotted out Rice to lie, trotted out Carney to lie, in multiple interviews even when asked directly never said it, and 6 times in UN speech cited the video and not one word about terror - Sorry, he was either fully incompetent or lying - his roll out was not to call Libya an act of terror to cover his ridiculous foreign policy - a political decision. And a lousy one at that

    Thanks for commenting
  • Jeff Jackie ... 2012/10/17 23:59:13
    Jeff
    +1
    So what are you complaining about? That the administration did not yet have all the facts right after it happened? That they had the wrong facts? What is the problem?
  • Jackie ... Jeff 2012/10/18 00:06:26 (edited)
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Really?? State and Intel says that all were informed within 24 hours - They never said there was any demonstrations (there were none); they never said it was about the video (they are not that damn dumb.) - Obama said last night in the debate : I was notified and immediately talked with Intelligence - you think they told him it was a video and a demonstration??

    If you believe that the called it a act of terror (which he did not) -- on 9-12, then he must have known .
  • Jeff Jackie ... 2012/10/18 00:09:17
    Jeff
    Actually, the intelligence reports and the media continue to say that the terrorist attack was indeed in response to the video. The one thing that was wrong is that there was not a crowd or demonstration taking place at the time of attack. And that it was a planned attack. The intelligence was not clear right when it happened.
  • rightside A Found... 2012/10/18 02:14:12
    rightside
    +1
    Two weeks later bama still won't call it an act of terror. What part of that don't you understand. When he spoke at the rose garden about terror, he was referring to the first 9/11 and terror in general. He refused and kept pointing to the video. He looks like the fool he is.

  • Jeff A Found... 2012/11/15 02:44:46
    Jeff
    +2
    If he had called it an act of terror in the first sentence or said This act of terror will not shake the resolve of our great nation, I would agree with you. He never directly linked the two and he did it on purpose, just like never calling the Fort Hod Shooting and act of terror or a Muslim attack on our Military. What part of yelling ALLAH ACKBAR don,t you understand.

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