Steve Benen: Wednesday, 09/12/2012: “Standing alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama spoke from the Rose Garden this morning, commenting on the violence in Libya, and honoring the four Americans who were killed in Benghazi.
“The full transcript of the remarks is online, but of particular interest was the president’s vow of “justice” in Libya.
‘”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,” Obama said. “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.”
“The president made no reference to the campaign, politics, or his domestic opponents.”
Thursday, 09/13/2012: U.S. has dispatched Marines and two Navy destroyers to the Libyan coast.
reuters: U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walk back into the Oval Office after Obama delivered remarks following the death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and others, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, September 12, 2012. [REUTERS/Jason Reed]
President Barack Obama signs a condolence book after addressing State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 2012. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands at left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Source: Flickr / whitehouse