Libyans Concerned That Benghazi Attack Will Influence U.S. Elections

The Washington Post reports: The United States has enjoyed more popularity in Libya over the past year than it has in most other Arab countries because it played a critical role in supporting the country’s 2011 revolution. Overwhelmingly, Libyans said they were rooting for Obama on Tuesday. “We are very interested in how this election goes,” said Tarek Ali, a gold seller in Tripoli. “Personally, I love Obama.” … [M]any Libyans also said they have paid close attention to this U.S. election this week out of anxiety rather than preference, after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi drew promises of strong action from both American candidates.