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‘The YouTube Video Was a Non-Event in Libya’


Asked about the role played by the anti-Muslim YouTube video that the administration said had sparked the attack in Benghazi, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya told the House Oversight Committee today, “The YouTube video was a non-event in Libya.” 

Making the rounds on five Sunday news shows days after the attack, U.N. ambassador Susan Rice explained, ”What happened this week . . . in Benghazi was a result, a direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with, that we have made clear is reprehensible and disgusting.” 

Days later, the Obama administration told the public the event was, in fact, a premeditated terrorist attack. 



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