posted at 10/18/2012 11:45 AM EDT
In response to ThatWasMe's comment:
The gentleman who asked empty chair who made the decision to pull the security in Benghazi is still in Hempstead standing in the hall waiting for the answer from president empty chair.
Actually I just found this on Politico
Debate questioner: Obama gave me private Libya answer
By DONOVAN SLACK |
10/17/12 4:28 PM EDT
President Obama may have acknowledged for the first time Tuesday night that his administration deliberately delayed calling Libya a "terrorist attack."
He reportedly conceded the point in a private conversation with one of the questioners after the debate in New York. Kerry Ladka, who asked the president about the delay during the event, told the Washington Post's Erik Wemple about the exchange:
"After the debate, the president came over to me and spent about two minutes with me privately, " says the 61-year-old Ladka, who works at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola, N.Y. According to Ladka, Obama gave him "more information about why he delayed calling the attack a ter[r]orist attack."...The rationale for the delay, Obama explained to Ladka, was to make sure that the "intelligence he was acting on was real intelligence and not disinformation," recalls Ladka.
As to Ladka's question about who turned down the Benghazi security requests and why, Obama reportedly told him that "releasing the individual names of anyone in the State Department would really put them at risk," Ladka says.
Publicly, the administration has insisted that there was no delay in calling the raid a terrorist attack. Although the president did say the day afterward that "no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation," he and his administration did not explicitly call the Benghazi raid a terrorist attack until a week later. White House press secretary Jay Carney has continued to maintain that they have given out the facts as they got them.