Even though Obama administration denied it, U.S. intelligence officials knew within 24 hours that the deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya was an organized terrorist attack and suspected that Al-Qaeda played a role in it.
White House spokeswoman and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice declared the bloody assault to be a spontaneous protest gone awry inspired by an anti-Islam film, according to a Fox New report.
The President of Libya and intelligence agents on the ground immediately confirmed the attack was planned and executed by terrorists, however FBI agents have still not arrived at the American Benghazi compound, considered sovereign, to investigate. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the terrorist attack.
Political pundits and a few Republicans have suggested the White House withheld key facts from the American people about the assault for political reasons.
"I think we should have answers right away. ... I think they're reluctant to tell us what this event really was probably because it's an election year. But the American people deserve to know answers about what happened at our embassy in Libya," Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., told Fox News.
For his part, Mr. Obama still refuses to describe the deadly Benghazi attack on the American U.S. Consulate in Libya as terrorism, however his aides have slowly amended Rice's “spontaneous protest” version of the deadly assault.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly suggested Wednesday at the United Nations summit in New York that the Al Qaeda affiliate in North Africa was involved.