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Attacks on U.S. Embassies

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My thoughts and prayers are with the families and all those affected by the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya. The murder of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three Americans serving our country in Benghazi is a tragedy and should be regarded as an act of war.

This attack also reminds us that we must remain vigilant against our adversaries and that our fight against terrorism certainly is not over. Unfortunately, hatred towards the American way of life persists in too many parts of the world. We have lost four more patriots and must not allow the enemy to take another.

I have repeatedly said we need a national security reset. We will not protect Americans serving our country and our national security with apologies. The Arab Spring has evolved into a Muslim Brotherhood nightmare that demands strong resolve and action. I am at least gratified the administration followed their statement of apology by sending in the Marines.


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