Washington, USA: Yesterday, the bodies of the four Americans killed in the attack on a temporary U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya – Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone S. Woods, and Glen A. Doherty, arrived at Joint Base Andrews, where President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were on hand to memorialize them.
In an emotional statement, Clinton remembered Stevens, who she knew personally, and went on to say that, “We will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines and face the future undaunted.”
She said that ”The people of Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob.”
”Reasonable people and responsible leaders in these countries need to do everything they can to restore security and hold accountable those behind these violent acts,” she added.
Obama also mourn on the killings and said that “They knew the danger, and they accepted it. They didn’t simply embrace the American ideal; they lived it, they embodied it. Even in our grief we will be resolute, for we are Americans.”
In his today’s weekly radio address, the President took a more forceful tone, saying that “There is no excuse for attacks on our embassies and consulates.” ‘
”And so long as I am commander-in-chief, the United States will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow Americans” and promising, “Right now, we are doing whatever we can to protect Americans who are serving abroad,” he added.