Candidates Spar Over Libya

    CNN's Candy Crowley (C) conducts the second presidential debate with US President Barack Obama  (R) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) at the David Mack Center at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 16, 2012.      AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Republican candidate Mitt Romney tussled with President Barack Obama over when the president labeled the September attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi the work of terrorists. It’s a point the Romney–Ryan ticket have hammered away at persistently in recent weeks as they strive to show that the president is weak on defense. The president—and moderator Candy Crowley—pointed out that the president did call the attacks acts of terror at the Rose Garden press conference. At The Dish, Andrew Sullivan dug up the transcript from Sept. 12. Obama said: “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.”

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