If someone intentionally fed bad information to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice about the attack on the consulate in Benghazi they should be fired, asserted former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV.
Huckabee, who stopped short of calling on Rice to step down for her statements in the days following the Sept. 11 assault, said that he had better information from reading the Jerusalem Post at the time.
“Whether she steps down is I think a separate question,” he said. “The question is ‘why did she go on those news programs and say it?’ Now if it’s because that’s the information that was handed to her and that’s what she was told, and therefore that’s what she believed, then whoever gave her that information should be fired. They should step down.”
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In the days immediately after the attack, Rice said the administration had been operating under the assumption that the attack was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Islamic video that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad and ignited mob protests on U.S. embassies around the Middle East and in North Africa.
The attack claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
While the Obama administration later begun to call it a terrorist attack carried out by al-Qaida-linked militants, Republicans have seized on the administration's changing narrative, saying the administration was too slow to label it a terrorist attack because, they said, the White House did not want to admit its policies had failed to defeat al-Qaida and quell anti-American sentiment in the Muslim world.
“I think its inexplicable how this administration could with a straight face go as long as they did and try to pretend to us that some pitiful little YouTube video was the cause of that kind of attack, which was clearly orchestrated,” Huckabee maintained. “To borrow a phrase from the Watergate era, ‘what did the president know, and when did he know it?’ We have a right to know those things and we should demand answers.”
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