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Giuliani: Ambassador Would Still Be Alive If Obama Administration Reacted To Libya Attack Differently

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Mitt Romney campaign surrogate Rudy Giuliani suggested that the four Americas who died in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya last month were killed because the Obama administration was allegedly playing politics with the issue.

Giuliani told Fox News’s Bill Hemmer that the Americans at the consulate, including the late Ambassador Chris Stevens, “didn’t have to die if there were a competent reaction that wasn’t controlled by political spin”:

GIULIANI: The reality is, when you close your eyes to what’s going on you get attacked without recognizing you’re getting attacked. We should never have been attacked in Libya. The warnings were manifold. Instead of increasing security we decreased security. It is quite possible that the ambassador and the other three Americans didn’t have to die if there were a competent reaction that wasn’t controlled by political spin as opposed to done very very realistically.

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While it’s unclear what reaction to the Benghazi attack the Obama administration could have taken that would have retroactively saved the lives of Stevens and his colleagues, it’s conservatives like Giuliani who have been politicizing the incident, calling it Obama’s “Watergate” (the sixth Watergate-type scandal of Obama’s administration) and saying the president should be impeached.

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