Hillary Clinton Suggests North African Branch of Al Qaeda Responsible for Libya Consulate Attack
A new report says that U.S. intelligence officials knew Al Qaeda was involved in the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya within 24 hours, and even had the name of the man who may have been in charge of the attack.
Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she suspects a North African affiliate of Al Qaeda is to blame for the raid. Clinton’s comments are the most specific information revealed by the Obama administration since the attack.
Peter Doocy points out that this is a significant departure from the administration’s initial position that four Americans were killed because protests about an anti-Islam film got out of hand.
President Obama still hasn’t publicly used the words “terrorist attack” when describing the incident which is drawing outrage from many. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a statement, reading, “We recognize that Al-Qaeda involvement in a terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Libya is an inconvenient truth for a President who claims to be destroying Al-Qaeda. But it is not too much to ask why the President and his Administration have taken so long to state what has appeared obvious for a long time about what really happened in Benghazi on September 11.”