Sept. 25:<quoted text>He did not blame the video. From day one he referred to it as a terrorist attack. Others in the administration were blaming the video. The terrorists are listening to everything our politicians are saying. The remaining American citizens in the Middle East are in grave danger due to Republicans constantly politicizing this event. It's time we put this tragic incident behind us and get back to the business of getting our President re-elected.
ABC airs the television show The View, in which Obama is asked about Clinton's statement. "We don't have all of the information yet so we are still gathering," he says. He says there is "no doubt" that "it wasn't just a mob action."
"What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests," he says.
In a speech to the United Nations, Obama condemns the attacks and the American filmmaker, saying, "A crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world."