CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN's information about the background to the attack in Benghazi examined; details given about what Stevens said about security threats, why he had a light security group. [At Homeland Security hearing, National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew OLSEN- says they were killed as part of a terrorist attack.] [In earlier interview, Senator John McCAIN - comments on how it had the earmarks of a terrorist attack and on other reports of threats; states Stevens was a brave man who should have had more security; blames radical Islamists, not the video; suggests President Obama is responsible for our failures in Afghanistan and Iraq.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend and former CIA officer Bob Baer about what happened in Libya. [TOWNSEND - says Stevens was aware of the extremist threat, that there was a lack of security, that the ambassador should have been pulled out due to the radical threat; affirms there needs to be an investigation.] [BAER - suggests Stevens should have pulled out of Libya and the chain of command broke down and there should be an investigation; talks about revenge in Libya and how the ambassador was a natural target.]
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