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Obama honors US consular staff killed in Benghazi

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President Obama led tributes to Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the three others killed in an attack on the US consulate in Libya.

At a dignified service the bodies of all four were repatriated at Andrews Airforce Base:

“We will continue to do everything in our power to protect Americans serving overseas, whether that means increasing security at our diplomatic posts, working with host countries – which have an obligation to provide security – and making it
clear that justice will come to those who harm Americans,” said the President.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who deployed Ambassador Stevens to Libya gave a moving tribute the four dead men:

“It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless and it is totally unacceptable. The people of Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob.”

The three others killed in Libya were State Department information management officer Sean Smith and security officers Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, both former US Navy SEALS.