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A top Obama senior adviser defended the administration’s response to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.
The White House’s David Plouffe said the administration initially reacted to intelligence reports that deemed the attack spontaneous before it became clear that it was a terrorist attack orchestrated by al Qaeda.
“In the days after, that was not clear,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “And so, you know, this is obviously was a very, very fast-moving period of time.”
The attack in Libya claimed the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Plouffe called it is “preposterous and really offensive” to suggest that President Obama couched his response and was reluctant to label the event a terrorist attack with al Qaeda links because he has said that the group has been defeated.
“This president’s record on terrorism takes a back seat to no one,” he said. “We obviously took out their number one leader in Osama bin Laden. The leadership of al Qaeda has been decimated just as the president promised in 2008.”