Obama: Benghazi Attack More Than A ‘Mob’ Action [View all]
By Agence France-Presse
Monday, September 24, 2012 22:02 EDT
NEW YORK — US President Barack Obama said Monday that the attack on the US consulate in Libya’s Benghazi was clearly more than a “mob action,” amid lingering dispute about the nature of the assault.
Obama also said in an appearance on the ABC talk show “The View” that the best way to deal with a film deemed offensive to Muslims like the one which sparked anti-US fury in the Middle East was to ignore it.
“There’s no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn’t just a mob action,” Obama said of the Benghazi attack two weeks ago which killed US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
The White House said for the first time last week that the attack was terrorism, under heavy political pressure from Republicans.