October 12th, 2012
07:05 AM ET
8 years ago

CNN Fact Check: What about the security in Benghazi?

(CNN) - The September attack that killed four Americans at a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya was the subject of a few claims at Thursday night's vice presidential debate at Centre College in Kentucky.

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan contended that requests for more security at the mission were denied before the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens on September 11.


Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Libya • Paul Ryan • Presidential Debates
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  1. Gurgyl

    Beforehand not knowing the facts Mitt Romney made a comment leads to ignorant looting war like IRAQ WAR is pathetic stuff will cause to USA by this sob mitt Romney. Do not be fools by his money. What fact check. When we got hit by 19 hijackers on our soil why didn't idiot Bush know? Yes, president is dealing the issue very carefully. Ok.

    October 12, 2012 07:18 am at 7:18 am |
  2. Evergreen

    "Claims" are not "Facts"

    October 12, 2012 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  3. enuff

    What about the congressional vote to cut cut funding to embassy security? Who is responsible for that intelligent move? You can't have your cake and eat it too.

    October 12, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Given that there were a large number of people carrying weapons in Libya already, this was not out of the realm of possibilities. There are many people in that neck of the woods that don't (and won't) like us no matter what we do. Short of having the ambassador and all his/her staff in body armor all the time, violence against us will happen.

    October 12, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  5. 2012liberal

    US EMBASSIES r guarded by US MARINES. CONSULATES r guarded by HOST NATION. Unfortunately AM Steven chose 2 leave embassy and go 2 less protected consulate.

    October 12, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  6. truth hurts

    Four Americans died and Obama LIED. Because the truth is his administration is INCOMPETENT. These people died needlessly. They NEVER should have been in that position, ESPECIALLY on the anniversary of 9/11.

    Hundreds of dead Mexican citizens and Americans because of Fast & Furious and now this fiasco. How many people are going to pay for the Obama administration's incompetence with their lives??? And all we get are Executive Privilege cover ups.

    October 12, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  7. truth hurts

    But don't worry America... Even though Obama knew our ambassador had been killed, it did not deter him from getting on a plane and flying out to Las Vegas to attend a fund raising event. Yes, Obama sure is taking care of the business of getting re-elected, the vital business of this country, not so much.

    October 12, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. Sacchi

    All the world is laughing about how efficient is the US intelligence. The Libyan president knew from the very first moment that the attack on the embassy and the killing of the American ambassador was a deliberate terroristic attack. Could Barak Obama and Clinton ask first the Libyan President how did he get his information to avoid saying a lot of crap about a movie none cared about? Do you really think people around the world can trust someone like Barak Obama? If I was a president now I would fire all the CIA agent and hire the Libyan Intelligence Service …..How can you trust Obama on North Korea, Iran, Siria after this? After the two debate I understand now: If we reelect Obama it means we love to have clowns as President.

    October 12, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  9. Anthony76

    @truth hurts
    That line is old and Biden just destroyed Ryan in front of all of America in the debate last night. Weren't you watching, as frumpy ol Joe took a page out of Mitts rude interruptive play book? Didn't you watch as the same "commanding style" Mitt was praised for was used against his running mate , with the only difference being Joe actually used facts to debunk Ryan's fabrications as soon as they left his mouth? Words like "incompetent" and "failure" ring hallow when one actually examines the Presidents record.
    But keep trying...

    October 12, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  10. robert jay

    You moron republicans need to open your head and pour in a huge dose of brains – idiots all over he world want to harm Americans – so what is the big deal here should we encase every embassy with a brigade of Marines? Do you republicans wnat to pay for thath _ maybe your 1% will belly up – but by the way if the idiots who hate us see a brigade outside an embassy they just bring two brigades – so do you now wnat two brigades of marines outside? get a life and get some brains!

    October 12, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  11. robert jay

    Hre\ere is yet another thought – if the war mongering republicans had not started all these stupid useless unfunded wars maybe the rest of the world wouldn't be so inclined to hurt us

    October 12, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  12. GurgylW

    Remove all the congress idiots–evil goes away. GOP is American Al Queda.......true.

    October 12, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |