US Political Response to Libya Attack: The US Ambassador to Libya was killed along with three other Americans when the American Consulate was attacked. The misfortunate incident took place on September 11, a day when security is on highest alert, at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
President Barack Obama said he vows to restore justice and get the people behind the Libya attacks behind bars. The President spoke during one of his rallies in Las Vegas. Earlier he spoke about the US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens’ death. Addressing a crowd of 8000 supporters, Barack Obama said that he wants to send a message to all those people in the world who want to cause them harm. He said that no violent attack can shake the United States of America – he assured that he will bring the killers to justice.
The Foreign Service Officer at the Libyan Consulate, Sean Smith also died in the attack. Reportedly, the attack was triggered by the announcement of an anti-Islamic film in the United States.
The Libya attack also triggered a political debate in the United States. Republican candidate Mitt Romney criticized the President regarding his reaction to the attack on the consulate. Romney said that the White House ‘mishandled its response’ regarding the Egypt and Libya attacks.
In response President Obama stated that Mitt Romney has a severe tendency to shoot without aiming at a target. He added that this is one tendency that he does not own as a President, thus implying that if Romney plans to be President, he can’t afford that. Obama said that it is important for such statements to be supported by facts, and not just be stated on assumption.
President Obama was questioned about whether he finds Romney’s statement irresponsible; he responded to it saying that he will let the American people judge it.