|HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 16: Debate pitting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama.|
"No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done," President Obama statement in the Rose Garden on September 12, 2012.
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"Obama gave a lengthy response which never addressed the question. During his rebuttal Romney said, “I think it’s interesting, the president just said something which is that the day after the attack, he went into the Rose Garden and said that this is was an act of terror?
"It was not a spontaneous demonstration; is that what you’re saying?”
“Please proceed, governor,” Obama replied.
Romney looked at him with consternation as the president didn’t say whether he called the Libya attack an act of terrorism on September 12.
To much surprise, debate moderator Candy Crowley interjected herself into the conversation and said that the president did in fact call it a terrorist attack during the Rose Garden speech, thereby shielding the president from embarrassment over the question.
“He did in fact say it was an act of terror,” Candy Crowley said to Gov. Romney.
A review of the official transcript on the White House website and the video from the Rose Garden address shows that not once did the president call the Benghazi attack a "terror attack." He used the word "terror" exactly once, late in his address..."