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September 17th, 2012
11:41 AM ET

Rep. Peter King: 'I don't care what Fact Check says' about Obama 'apology tour'

In yet another suspected green-on-blue attack, attackers dressed as Afghan police killed four coalition troops in southern Afghanistan early Sunday, according to James Graybeal, a spokesman with NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

On Starting Point this morning, Rep. Peter King weighs in on this attack, explaining that the CIA is giving the case a lot of attention.

"It's bad enough when you're killed in battle," King says. "But to have it by people sneaking in or actually people supposedly on our side turning against us, this can't be tolerated. We have to find out a way to stop it."

King also clarifies comments he's made accusing President Obama of engaging in an "apology tour" in the Middle East.

"What it's done is it's created a climate, it's created an attitude in the Middle East where our allies don't trust us, where those who are undecided are starting to hedge their bets and turn against us," King explains. "We have nothing to apologize to the Muslim world at all. We have not sacrificed our ideals."

Regarding how the attack in Libya may have been different if Romney were president, King says, "I hope we would have had more security in Benghazi when the ambassador went there. That to me on September 11th, you had no extra security in an al Qaeda stronghold in Libya, to me, appears to have been irresponsible."

Filed under: Middle East • Politics
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  1. Cary King

    I live in San Diego. I don't get to see Soledad O'Brien m.uch. A pity.
    Someone who is prepared and works to create truth instead of just be a stenographer – should be available to more of the country

    September 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Heidi Devlin

    Soledad–you rock! You are doing what all of your colleagues seem to have forgotten how to do. That is, you challenge people when they say something that is BS, rather than allowing them to spew forth lie after lie after lie, unchallenged. I don't care if the person is right or left, BS is BS and no one challenges any one anymore. Thank you for having the guts to do so and actually behave the way a reporter should and ask the questions a reporter should ask. I am so sick of the false equivalencies of "both sides do this or that" or giving equal time to both sides even when one is nonsense just so that people can't accuse them of bias. Thank you so much for being such a breath of fresh air among the rest of the news-bots. Keep up the good work!

    September 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Carol Hale

    Kudos to Soledad O'Brien for asking the HARD questions and sticking with the follow-ups!! Don't let the likes of Rep. King get by with un-truths, half-truths and no-truths.... I wish she were moderating of one of the debates...

    September 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Joe K

    Soledad was awesome with Rep. King.

    September 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. bob goyette

    When are you going to get rid of this little girl who pretends to be an anchor woman? Check your own ratings once in a while. She is an absolute moron!

    September 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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