VIDEO: President Obama Addresses Middle East Violence - "No Act of Terror Will Go Unpunished"
Just a day after four Americans - including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens - were killed after the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya came under attack, President Obama addressed the issue during remarks at a campaign stop in Golden, Colorado.
"Yesterday, I had the chance to go over to the State to talk to friends and colleagues of those who were killed," he began. "These were Americans who like so many others, both in uniform and civilians, who serve in difficult and dangerous places all around the world to advance the interests and the values that we hold dear as Americans."
Obama went on to say that while many
such government workers don't get much in the way of recognition, their work doesn't go unnoticed, and the result of it ensures our security and liberty here at home.
"They do an outstanding job every single day without a lot of fanfare. So what I want all of you to know is we are going to bring those who killed our fellow Americans to justice," he told the crowd, adding, "I want people around the world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm: no act of terror will go unpunished. It will not dim the light. No act of violence shakes the resolve of the United States of America."
The president said he has directed the administration to do "whatever necessary" to protect all Americans serving abroad.
Watch his remarks: