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Obama to Deliver a Statement

President Obama will deliver a statement this morning in the Rose Garden on the killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americas at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Secretary of State Clinton will also be on hand for the remarks, which are scheduled to begin at 10:35 am ET.

Obama earlier today issued a written statement condemning the violence and expressing sadness over the death of Stevens. Obama wrote:

I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.

He called Stevens “a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States.”

White House Dossier will live stream Obama’s Rose Garden statement.

The president is scheduled to fly later today to Las Vegas, where he will attend a campaign event.

26 Responses to Obama to Deliver a Statement

  1. My high-ranking, confidential, anonymous White House source says he will apologize to the offended Libyans, announce that the idiot pastor who started the mess has been arrested and will be hung at dawn, and double down on his “leading from behind” brilliance.
    A form letter of condolence is being drafted for the family members and will go out just as soon as the auto-pen is repaired.
    This man is not only collapsing the greatest economy ever known in human history his incompetence is getting American citizens killed.
    I was pulling an archive article ( for prep on another column and was saddened to see just how right I was about this guy. The damage Obama has wreaked upon this nation and the world will not be fully known for years. To some it sounds radical, but I swear, America as founded will not survive a 2nd Obama term.
    Pray for the families, pray for your country for we are entering uncharted waters.

  2. Oh, I feel sorry for those Libyans…Obama will surely punish them severely. After all he’s no pussy, he’s tough, and he’ll respond to an act of war in kind….oh wait…I just remembered I forgot my meds this morning….

    This was an act of war……we need to make something go BOOM in response.

  3. I just thought I’d post a link to this statement by Gov Palin.

    Would it not be nice to have a woman with ovaries for President than have to choose between two men with no testicles?

    • The priorities of this asshole are out of whack. Quit campaigning, do your damn job. The bastards that did this need to be taught a lesson they will never forget…a dirt nap should be in their immediate future.
      Screw muslim sensitivities, how about our own for a change?

  4. There are some very disturbing photos this morning showing them dragging Stephens body through the streets. The deaths of the Americans, the attack on the embassies is an act of war and it disgusts me greatly that Obama has not cancelled his campaign trip today.

  5. If there was ever a day or event important enough to cancel a campaign event, it’s today.
    The photo of the Ambassador’s corpse being dragged though the streets are now public. We should not stand for any more outrageous, murderous actions by Muslims.

    After a day of tribute and rembrance that opened the scars of grief and outrage, this is not the time to appease those who have vowed to kill all of us.

    • Actually, hope he continues on and goes campaigning. We already know he’s a hypocritical failure. By going to Vegas, maybe, just maybe a few Kool Aid drinkers will finally put it down and see this disgrace for what he is.

  6. Jeez, I think if I was POTUS and was going to “make a statement” (in between campaign trips) regarding Acts of War, I just MIGHT have some military people there?
    …seems a clear signal this will be handled diplomatically. I’m no warmonger, but it does seem as if the State Department is as incompetent as the Executive.