Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama from 2009 until 2010, appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 and defended the way President Obama handled the situation in Libya.
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Rahm Emanuel says the president will bring whoever is responsible for the consulate attack in Libya to justice, “just like he did Bin Laden and al Awlaki in Yemen.”
Rahm Emanuel followed “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer’s interview with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Emanuel defended President Obama in the wake of the attacks in Libya, saying:
“First of all, the president immediately ordered an investigation into what happened in Benghazi. Second, he wants to find out who’s responsible. And third, he will bring them to justice, just like he brought Bin Laden and al Awalki in Yemen. And he has been consistent about that. And he did refer to it the event as a terrorist attack. And when Mitt Romney said he didn’t. So that’s number one.”
Bob Schieffer asked Emanuel why he thought the presidential race was so close. Rahm Emanuel replied:
“First of all, because there is a lot at stake. We have still a lot of work, as the president said, to come home and build America. We just ended a decade, two major events. We have the longest war in American history where we have drained our resources. And for the first decade in American history, during the Bush presidency, American middle class saw their household income decline. And that is a rupture in the American fabric. And the president said, to be strong at home, to be strong abroad, you must have an economic strategy built on the middle class.”
“I just left Toledo (Ohio), where they are adding a third shift to the Jeep factory there. And if was up to Mitt Romney, he would have let it all go bankrupt.”
“I’m here in Akron (Ohio) today, and you can see Ohio. Just take this fact. When the president came into office, the unemployment level in Ohio was north of 10%. Today it’s at 7%, a three-full-point drop. Why? Because of the decision about putting the auto industry and the auto communities first, not letting it go bankrupt like Mitt Romney.”
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Exercise your right and responsibility by voting.
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Rachael Monaco is a freelance writer, blogger, wife, mother, political activist and enthusiast. Rachael Monaco has voted in every presidential election since 1988, and she is politically moderate, socially liberal, fiscally conservative and does not align herself with any organized political party, and believes in a libertarian approach to government involvement in Americans’ lives.