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-- joining us now Andrew McCarthy former federal prosecutor who convicted the blind -- and former US investors the United Nations Fox News contributor.
John Bolton good to have you both here.
First you're reaction.
And refer me to -- first it to the idea that sixty minutes.
Release that video on the nineteenth of October the interview was -- on the twelfth.
It talk about burying the lead.
What your reaction such.
I mean we've had.
The vice president in that in a debate claim you know make extravagant claims about what they knew when and how they do it on the on the night.
That the the been -- occurred.
We had Susan Rice go -- -- although this talk shows we've had day after day.
Of -- national debate over whether this was caused the weather the atrocity that -- and then Ghazi was was the fault of some cockamamie movie.
88 pre planned terrorist attack that they would sit on -- day after day after day knowing the -- It's just shocking there is so much.
About that some questions that continue to -- and there will be many questions for sixty minutes and CBS answer here.
The Defense Secretary from announcing.
That the basic principle is you don't deploy forces into harm's way when responding to the question why in the world did you not do something over the course of seven hours.
To rescue for Americans who were obviously.
I'm about to be.
-- I think this is really the dominant issue you know we've focused for several weeks on the explanation how could that be the Mohamed video and that tape of the president shows he didn't believe that the day after.
But the real question is the past say that he the inaction of the White House.
And the rest of the government while this was all unfolding you know you can't look backwards at this imagine decision makers with the consulate and then Ghazi under attack.
Other diplomatic post around the region possibly having that happen to them as well.
And yet the moves that we made were very very small compared to the risk we face what were they thinking.
What were they thinking how could they have left Americans.
In danger far better to have overreacted -- scrambled more assets to get ready and then it turned out not the need them.
I I can understand that it's a tough choice for commanders to make.
Once the president says ago.
To to save and rescue those war.
-- for men who were killed.
That is -- and if we are not protect a US -- With every resource available to us two former -- a foreign service officer what on what in God's name will -- take.
And on September 11 the day that there should have been heightened awareness of the possibility of a threat to begin with in a place where.
I must say forget about whether you could with the U.
Could protected or whether was protected adequately but why we had a diplomatic mission there are in the first place -- it it in a place where we can't print.
He's just is just beyond the pale.
We learned that the senate.
Excellent intelligence committee.
Will hold here on the fifteenth of November ambassador.
The -- -- you -- washed and any of this as a result.
-- and I also rejects the criticism that talking about what went wrong in been -- he is somehow politicizing the event than that we should wait some State Department administrative review board that'll take three months to come up with conclusions there are Americans at risk.
Right now diplomats and others in our embassies in the region but private American citizens to people there on business tourist visiting families.
This is not something that you can.
-- review as it's -- academic exercise the threat exists right now and I think the American people are entitled to know.
What happened what went wrong and what we're doing to fix it.
The secretary stick the president of the United States the entire national security.
Him had behaved.
-- -- -- -- -- In this.
If you cannot be that they are so foolish.
And to believe that they can cobble up their actions their indecision.
That contravene in statements the lies that have been told to the American people and their fair.
-- to support for Americans who were on.
Up on the threshold of death -- been -- for hours before they were killed and CIO I don't think it's incomprehensible I think that.
They don't have to ultimately cover -- -- they needed to covered up for about.
Six or eight weeks until Election Day.
And I think that is that they had every reason to think the press would protect them and we've had.
Pretty good indication that they were that their calculations were right at least with respect to sixty minutes to get the last -- It was either cover up which is possible or its ideology I mean after all the war on terror is over Al -- been defeated the Arab Spring has brought democracy to -- what -- what -- -- mean there's a terrorist attack on our console and I think reality doesn't get through the president often enough and I think tragically this was a case of.
I want -- -- as we conclude here and thank you both for being with us.
And -- -- currently.
This -- which is a fascinating book sure reimburse us freedom by Andrew Boston.
-- incursion into read it and mr.
McCarthy good enough to operate forward for this and I think I can say.
-- -- thank you -- for this thank you -- Bob net.
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