President's Response to Questions of Security in Libya

Obama administration faces tough questions on diplomats' safety.
3:00 | 09/14/12

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helping to diffuse some of the tension today, a window into the kind of high stakes negotiations under way at the white house. So, here is abc's chief white house correspondent, jake tapper. Reporter: President obama worked the phones, calling the leaders of nations where posts were attacked, from libya to egypt to yemen, pushing for them to ebb sure security is in place to protect americans. This afternoon, president obama notified congress, he was sending combat equipped marines to libya and yemen to protect american interest. Even in our grief we will be resolu resolute. Reporter: And the president made a promise. We will bring to justice those who took them from us. Reporter: But the obama administration faces questions about whether it was prepared as it could have been. If it missed any intelligence. Why was there not adequate security around ambassador stevens? There was a security presence. It was, unfortunately, not enough to resist the attacks that we saw. And resulted in the tragic loss of life, but there was security. Reporter: And the white house said the attack seemed to have been motivated by the anti-muslim movie, but on capitol hill, members of the senate armed services committee said it seems more serious than that. They were a well-planned and professional terrorist act against the u.S. Consulate in benghazi. Reporter: David, one other development today. The national security council here at the white house has reached out to youtube to find out if their posting of that anti-muslim film violates the terms of use. David? Of course, sparking so much

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