October 17th, 2012
01:38 AM ET
10 years ago

A day after Libya attack, Obama described it as 'acts of terror'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said he identified the September 11 assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya as a terrorist attack within a day; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said it took two weeks.

The claim: "The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people in the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened," Obama said. "That this was an act of terror and I also said that we're going to hunt down those who committed this crime."


Filed under: 2012 • Fact Check • Libya • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
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  1. John, PA

    So the Obama plan was to lie about his Energy plans; pretty much lie about the last four years under the Obama administration and then to lie about the terror attack in Libya. In a statement given in the Rose Garden on Sept. 12, Obama said that “no acts of terror would shake the resolve of this great nation.” Obama did NOT say this was a terror attack!
    Even worse Candy Crowley lied for president Obama.
    When is CNN going to ask for Candy Crowley’s resignation for lying to the American people?

    October 17, 2012 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  2. Come on

    Are you kidding me? He did not say "THIS WAS an act of Terror". Listen to his video. Stop hearing what you want to hear and listen.

    October 17, 2012 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  3. Georgie

    Obama absolutely did NOT refer to the Benghazi attack as an act of terror; he used the phrase, but NOT in connection with Benghazi. Read the White House transcript!

    October 17, 2012 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
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