Libya Questioner Kerry Ladka on Private Conversation With Obama: 'He Said He Wanted to Take the Time to Deliberate'
It was the seventh question at last night's town hall at Hofstra University, occurring about 70 minutes into the second presidential debate when questioner Kerry Ladka probably got more than he bargained for after asking a question about the recent deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. It was the only foreign policy question in the entire debate.
After the debate, the president talked to Ladka privately, addressing why he took the time he did in calling the Libya attack a terrorist act. According to Ladka, "President Obama said he really wanted to take the time to deliberate, to make sure he had all the information."
Ladka also told the Washington Post that Obama gave him even more information, saying that the president wanted to make sure the intelligence he was acting on was real intelligence and not disinformation.
Plus -- tune in to On the Record at 10p ET tonight, when Greta Van Susteren sits down with Kerry Ladka himself to get the full story on that private convo.