White House response to Libya attacks: A timeline

  • White House response to Libya attacks: A timeline

    Many Republicans, including Congressman Mike Rogers, have their doubts about arming the Syrian opposition. CBS News

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Republican, unambiguously called the incident a "terrorist" attack in an interview with CBS News Capitol Hill producer Jill Jackson on Sept. 12, 2012, a day after the attack.

    "Absolutely it's a terrorist attack," Rogers told CBS News Capitol Hill producer Jill Jackson. "This was not done by the Libyan government. It was done by an external group we believe has at least extremist ties, maybe al Qaeda ties, and the style and the signature of the attack clearly would be something that we have seen before and would be in line with something al Qaeda would do," Rogers told Jackson. 

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