September 12th, 2012
07:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama condemns killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya

(CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of the United States ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, in a rocket attack on the U.S. Consulate in the city of Benghazi on Tuesday.

He called the attack "outrageous," and confirmed that four Americans, including Stevens, were killed.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. mike

    Well that should show them! He STRONGLY condenns. They definitely won't do that again.

    September 12, 2012 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  2. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    So much for romney s lies on Obama s statement ,romney can't tell the truth on any subject and will lose in Obama landslide in Nov . The gop caused this resession all by them selfs and should be kicked out off government forever !!!romney the tax cheat has no class ,only money !!!

    September 12, 2012 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  3. Name

    If this doesn't mean war I don't know what does anymore, those government rebels are just mass killing everyone and it's time we do something, it's not like we don't have forces in the middle east already my brothers are fighting as we speak, stop the training of a country that doesn't care of its future and start doing what we've always have done FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!

    September 12, 2012 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    There is nothing we do–do not let these guys come into USA and we need strict immigration. Cut aide.

    September 12, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  5. GI Joe

    Romney is a knee-jerk reactionary. He is grossly negligent and is not qualified to head up a McDonald's, much less a country.

    Obama/Biden 2012 for a calm steady hand going Forward.

    September 12, 2012 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I am deeply distressed and angered over the killing of our ambassador to Libya, Mr. Stevens.
    My heartfelt condolences to his family. I cannot fathom what they must be feeling right now.
    I would like to add that now is NOT the time for Romney to shoot off his mouth and talk about things he knows nothing about in regards to how this hould be handled. And God forbid he tries to diminish the President at this juncture. The world is watching, this is a very sensitive time. Let our duly elected Commander-in-Chief, President Obama, who is privy to ALL the intelligence available, make whatever decisions need to be made.
    We trust him.

    September 12, 2012 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Pardon me, my condolences also goes out to the families of the other three Americans that were killed that were part of the secuirty detail.
    May God watch over their families and our country during this time.
    You think the fact that they did this on 9/11 was a coincidence? I don't.

    September 12, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  8. PJ

    Another sad day for America. Not the time to try to gain political points, but to stand together, united, as true
    Americans.

    September 12, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  9. ST

    What sad news! We don't admire anymore working in embassies. Nowadays it looks like being in a battle zone. You never know if you are safe today you will be the same tomorrow.

    September 12, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  10. Luke Brown

    Of course, Romney and the Hate America Republicans couldn't resist exploiting this tradgedy within in hours of its happening. Pathetic.

    In foreign policy, especially when our people overseas are in danger, all Americans should be unified in their support of the President.

    September 12, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  11. bb

    Outrageous what a wuss do somrhting about, go apolagize and then send them a check u spineless dork

    September 12, 2012 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  12. Pete

    Drop leaflets warning of future retaliation by the American forces.Then if not obeyed in due time then take out the surrounding areas around the embassy showing we as the superior force won't screw around especially when our own citizens are in danger or killed.No more playing around with these ignorent extremist,take them out and all that are associated with them,we'll flex our military muscle if the host country can't in this case!!This has got to stop and we have to get our ambassadors out of these hostile areas,if they don't want our ambassadors there let us know and we'll gladly remove them,its the host countrys choice,especially when they need our help because they can't rely on their own country just for that reason,they're hostle...

    September 12, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  13. Donkey Party

    And in typical knee-jerk fashion, the Romney camp issued an idiotic statement yesterday (on 9/11) condemning the President for the death of a "consulate worker", totally oblivious to the fact that it was four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya. In their haste to score cheap political points, the Romney camp failed miserably, issuing their lame statement before learning any facts, proving they have zero grasp on foreign policy.

    September 12, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  14. track440

    When we keep allowing a bunch of crackpots to sound off abusing their freedom of speech which america has grown it's own hate groups by not condeming vile speech which led to very terrorists acts here. Many have used language to our President that would have jailed you in other countries and called treason.

    September 12, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  15. gurgyl

    Israel is a drama-player. True. OK., We ought not believe this Israel. True.

    September 12, 2012 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  16. Dee

    My prayers go out to the Americans killled in this attack.

    Romney should be ashamed of himself this is not a time fore him to be critising the President of the US in a crisis.

    He is causing a rift in Israel because he and Netanyahue are long time friends and also Sheldon and it is a disgrace that politics has entered into this situation.

    Thank God we have a President with a cool head to lead us in this crisis. McCain and Romney want to send our men and women into conflict again.

    September 12, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |