White House response to Libya attacks: A timeline
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which the four Americans were killed. Scott Pelley speaks with Elizabeth Palmer for the latest revelations in the ongoing investigation.
On Sept. 19, CBS News' Liz Palmer tells "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley there never was anti-American protest, according to witnesses.
PALMER: "Most people we talked to, including neighbors around the consulate, say that there was absolutely no demonstration, that in fact the attack began when a group of armed men - as many as 100 - showed up at the same time at both the compound's main gates, and began firing, both with guns and also with heavy weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades and also mortars."
PELLEY: "Are we any further along in figuring out who those men were and who was behind the attack?"
PALMER: "Libyan officials are almost unanimous in saying they suspect members of one of the fundamentalist Islamist militias - one called Ansar al sharia - the trouble is they are extremely powerful and well armed and one security official told us today that even if the government did decide to go in and arrest some of the members, they're not sure that wouldn't start a battle that the government couldn't win."