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Friday, October 19, 2012

Suspect In Benghazi Attack Living Openly In Libya

Libyan men protest against Islamic militias in Benghazi, Libya, in September. The attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans has sparked a backlash among frustrated Libyans against the heavily armed gunmen who run rampant in their cities. (AP/Mohammad Hannon)

New York Times Reporter David Kirkpatrick sat for two hours on a hotel patio with Ahmed Abu Khattala, the man that authorities and witnesses say was a ringleader in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi.

That attack killed four Americans, including U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens. Abu Khattala denies any responsibility for the attack.

We speak with David about why the man has not been arrested or even questioned.

Guest:

  • David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times. He tweets @kirkpatricknyt.

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