U.S. President Barack Obama's administration said on Friday there was no "actionable intelligence" in advance about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.
"There was no intelligence that could in any way have been acted on to prevent these attacks,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. “The report was false.”
“We have no information to suggest it was a pre-planned attack,” Carney said. “The unrest we’ve seen across the region was in response to a video ... not in response to a 9/11 anniversary, that we know of.”
Carney also said at a daily news briefing that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's criticism of the administration response to the attacks on diplomatic compounds in the Middle East was factually wrong and an attempt to score political points.
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