Stuff it, GOP! You keep trying to sandbag President Barack Obama, but he still keeps getting stuff done. Now that he’s captured the ringleader who organized the #BENGHAZI! attacks, will you finally shut the f*ck up, already?
Today, before addressing a manufacturing event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Obama announced that U.S. Special Forces had captured Libyan militia leader Ahmed abu Khattalah.
“We are all aware of the tragedy that happened in Benghazi where four Americans including our ambassador there, Chris Stevens, was killed in an attack on a consulate office there.
I said at the time that my absolute commitment was to make sure that we brought to justice those who have been responsible.“
“Yesterday, Special Forces, showing incredible courage and precision were able to capture an individual Abu Khattala who was…but more importantly for us to send a message to the world that when Americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes we will find those responsible, and we will bring them to justice.
That’s a message I sent the day after it happened, and regardless of long it takes we will find you, and I want to make sure that everybody around the world hears that message very clearly, because my first and most solemn duty as president, and as Commander in Chief is to keep the people safe.”
The Washington Post — who broke the story — adds that nobody died or was injured during the raid, that the U.S. Special Forces worked on Khatala’s capture for months with the FBI, and that Khatala is being held in secure location outside of Libya.
Obama gave this speech before visiting Pittsburgh’s TechShop, a “community-based workshop and prototyping studio” for inventors and manufacturers. It is part of a partnership with mayors and business leaders from 90 cities across the country to encourage innovation.
Watch CNN’s report on the capture of Benghazi ringleader Khattalah.
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