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Obama Talks Sept. 11 Libya Attack On "The Daily Show"

Lior Haykeen |
October 19, 2012 | 7:33 p.m. PDT

Staff Writer

President Obama waves to the audience during a 2010 taping of "The Daily Show." (Creative Commons)
President Obama waves to the audience during a 2010 taping of "The Daily Show." (Creative Commons)
After entering his "Daily Show" interview confident and beaming, President Barack Obama was pressed to defend the way he handled last month's Sept. 11 attack on Libya's U.S. consulate, and promised to “hunt down whoever did it” in last night’s “Daily Show With Jon Stewart.”

“If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal,” Obama said on the show. “And we’re going to fix it. All of it."

Obama rejected any criticism that his administration responded to the attack in a confused manner. Republican challenger Mitt Romney has offered such criticism repeatedly throughout his presidential campaign. 

“Every piece of information that we get, as we got it we laid it out the American people,” Obama said to Stewart. 

Obama concluded this part of the interview by reassuring the viewers that the security of the people comes first to him.

Stewart also poked fun at Obama’s less-than-dazzling performance in the first presidential debate.

Immediately after the great applause Obama swept with his entrance, Stewart told Obama he is making a campaign scrapbook, and showed him two pictures of the debate. He said he wasn’t sure which was from which debate.

One photo showed Michelle Obama looking miffed at her husband, and the other showed her smiling joyfully onstage after a debate.

“Do you know which debate was which?” Stewart asked the President.

“Cute. Cute Jon,” Obama responded with a smile.

This led Obama to admit he had an “off night” the night of the first debate. 

The President taped this interview for the “Daily Show” while in New York for a campaign event and a dinner to benefit the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, according The Wall Street Journal.

Governor Romney was to appear on “The View” last night, but cancelled his appearance, sending his wife to fill in for him. The hosts were too “sharp-tongued,” said Ann Romney according to Newsday


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