• With: Barack Obama

    OBAMA:  Oh, Bill, you've got a long list of my mistakes of my presidency...

    O'REILLY:  But, no, really, for you...

    OBAMA:  -- as I've (INAUDIBLE)...

    O'REILLY:  -- wasn't that the biggest one?

    OBAMA:  But this is -- this is one that I regret and I've said I regretted, in part because we put in a grandfather clause in the original law saying that, in fact, you were supposed to be able to keep it. It obviously didn't cover everybody that we needed to and that's why we changed it, so that we further grandfathered in folks and many people who thought originally, when they got that cancellation notice, they couldn't keep it or not (INAUDIBLE)...

    O'REILLY:  It's in the past. But isn't that the...

    OBAMA:  So...

    O'REILLY:  -- biggest mistake?

    OBAMA:  Well, I, you know, Bill, as I said...

    O'REILLY:  You gave your enemies...

    OBAMA:  You...

    O'REILLY:  -- a lot of fodder for it.

    OBAMA:  -- you were very generous in saying I look pretty good considering I've been in the presidency for five years. And I think part of the reason is, I try to focus not on the fumbles, but on the next plan.

    O'REILLY:  All right.

    Libya, House Armed Services testimony, General Carter Ham, you know, the general?

    OBAMA:  Yes. Right.

    O'REILLY:  Security in Africa.

    OBAMA:  Yes.

    O'REILLY:  He testified that on the day that the ambassador was murdered and the three other Americans, all right, he told Secretary Panetta it was a terrorist attack. Shortly after Ham, General Ham, said that, Secretary Panetta came in to you.

    OBAMA:  Yes.

    O'REILLY:  Did he tell you, Secretary Panetta, it was a terrorist attack?

    OBAMA:  You know what he told me was that there was an attack on our compound...

    O'REILLY:  He didn't tell you...

    OBAMA:  -- (INAUDIBLE)...

    O'REILLY:  -- he didn't use the word "terror?"

    OBAMA:  You know, in -- in the heat of the moment, Bill, what folks are focused on is what's happening on the ground, do we have eyes on it, how can we make sure our folks are secure...

    O'REILLY:  Because I just want to get this on the record...

    OBAMA:  So, I...

    O'REILLY:  -- did he tell you it was a terror attack?

    OBAMA:  Bill -- and what I'm -- I'm answering your question. What he said to me was, we've got an attack on our compound. We don't know yet...

    O'REILLY:  No terror attack?

    OBAMA:  -- we don't know yet who's doing it. Understand, by definition, Bill, when somebody is attacking our compound...

    O'REILLY:  Yes?

    OBAMA:  -- that's an act of terror, which is how I characterized it the day after it happened. So the -- so the question ends up being who, in fact, was attacking us?

    O'REILLY:  But it's more than that...

    OBAMA:  And that...

    O'REILLY:  -- though...

    OBAMA:  -- well, we...

    O'REILLY:  -- because of Susan Rice.

    OBAMA:  No, it...