Foreign Policy Takes Center Stage
“No one wants to get to the bottom of this more than the president and secretary of state,” Obama senior campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said of the shifting messages coming out of the administration regarding the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
Gibbs was insistent that the administration has only presented the facts as they have been known to them as the investigation has progressed.
“Absolutely no one intentionally or unintentionally misled (in this investigation)," the former White House press secretary said.
Gibbs also defended the president’s record in confronting Iran over the development of its nuclear program.
Gibbs cited comments by Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak in arguing that the economic sanctions on Iran is “complicating their efforts to build a nuclear weapon.”
Against all these international events, the UN General Assembly will convene in New York City this week.
“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace asked Gibbs why the president does not have any private meetings with foreign leaders on his agenda, but he does have a taping on “The View” scheduled for Tuesday.
“The president is going to be actively involved with UN leaders,” Gibbs said, adding, “The president is actively involved in most dangerous parts of the world every day.”