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McCain: Americans who died in Libya didn't have to

November 15, 2012
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photo - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, right, joined by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., far left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., center, says he would do all he could to block the nomination of United Nations Amb. Susan Rice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton because of comments she made after the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, at a press conference at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.  President Barack Obama later responded in a news conference saying Rice's critics should "go after me" — not her ‚— if they have issues with the administration's handling of the deadly attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Photo by
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, right, joined by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., far left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., center, says he would do all he could to block the nomination of United Nations Amb. Susan Rice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton because of comments she made after the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, at a press conference at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. President Barack Obama later responded in a news conference saying Rice's critics should "go after me" — not her ‚— if they have issues with the administration's handling of the deadly attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Photo by  

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain says he is taking on the Obama administration for not preventing the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya.

McCain said on NBC's "Today," quote, "I take on things ... when I believe they're wrong. Four Americans died that didn't have to die."

The Republican senator says he will block the nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice if she's tapped to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

McCain is angry about Rice's comments days after the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Rice attributed the attack to outrage in the Arab world over an anti-Muslim video, not to terrorism.

McCain said Thursday there was overwhelming evidence of the danger of an attack in Benghazi.

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