Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Libya Update: Internal E-mails Raise QuestionsDownload audio (MP3)
The Obama administration is facing pressure from Republicans to explain internal government e-mails, released publicly this week, which shed new light on what officials knew about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. One of the e-mails suggests that the State Department was informed in the immediate aftermath of the attacks that a terrorist group had taken credit for the killings in a Facebook post. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton downplayed the e-mails, saying that a Facebook post does not amount to evidence. We'll discuss what the e-mails reveal about the administration's handling of the incident.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Eric Schmitt, senior writer covering terrorism and national security issues for The New York Times and co-author of "Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al-Qaeda"
- Ethan Chorin, co-founder of the Avicenna Group, a non-profit in Libya, U.S. economic/commercial attache in Tripoli from 2004-2006 and author of "Exit the Colonel: The Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution"
- Kori Schake, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor in international security studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point
- Lynn Westmoreland, U.S. congressman (R) from Georgia's 3rd District and member of the House Intelligence Committee