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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 10:18 PM

Obama — And The Moderator — Call Romney Out For Libya Falsehood [View all]

Source: Talking Points Memo / Raw Story

Obama — And The Moderator — Call Romney Out For Libya Falsehood


In a defining exchange of the second presidential debate Wednesday night, Mitt Romney repeated a false claim about President Obama’s reaction to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya — and got called out by the moderator.

“The [P]resident just said something which is on the day after the attack, he went in the Rose Garden and said this was an act of terror. You said in the Rose Garden, the day after the attack, it was an act of terror? It was not a spontaneous demonstration. Is that what you’re saying? Want to get that for the record, because it took the President 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.”

In fact, on the morning after the attack, Obama addressed the nation from the Rose Garden and said, “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.”

Both Obama and debate moderator Candy Crowley brought this to Romney’s attention.

“He did in fact, sir, call it an act of terror,” Crowley said.

“Can you say that a little louder, Candy?” Obama joked.

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