After all the debates from Republicans holding the Obama administration responsible for the Benghazi attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission last year, the president finally decided to address the allegations.
President Barack Obama expressed his aggravation over the talks about his impeachment. While talking to a press conference with the British Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama said, “With respect to Benghazi, we have now seen this argument that has been made by some folks primarily upon Capitol Hill for months now. And I have got a say, here is what we know: Americans died in Benghazi and what we also know is that they clearly were not in a position where they were adequately protected. A day after it happened I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism. And what I pledged to the American people was that we would find out what happened and make sure it did not happen again and hold accountable those who perpetrated the crime.”
He then pointed out that the administration immediately after three days of the incident put up the information acquired with the help of National Counterterrorism Centre that the attacks were a response to an anti-Muslim video and it was nothing but terrorism that led to the deaths of the U.S. diplomats.
Obama also said that there are still people in his government who are willing to go out there again and serve the country even after what happened in Libya. He said, “We’ve got a whole bunch of people in the State Department who consistently say, ‘You know what, I’m willing to step up, I’m willing to put myself in harm’s way because I think this mission is important in terms of serving the United States and advancing our interests around the globe.’”
“And so we dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus.”