Senator Boxer on the Deadly Attack in Libya
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Today I issued the following statement on the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya:
I am heartbroken by the loss of four Americans in Libya, including United States Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, a Californian who dedicated his life to service and diplomacy.
These extraordinary public servants were working to help the Libyan people build a better future and will go down in history for their contributions to the cause of peace and freedom.
Today we must all stand together to honor the service of these exemplary Americans and commit ourselves to bringing the perpetrators of these heinous acts to justice.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
Your Voice Counts: Californians Respond to This Message +
Thank you for sending out this wonderful message of condolence and acknowledgement of the ambassador's gifts on behalf of his country. At a time like this, we need compassion and then justice.
Your words touched me very deeply. Thank you for speaking about this atrocity and for memorializing those who were killed in their service to our country. I am grateful for your eloquence and empathy. In deepest sympathy,
Fritz, San Francisco
Thank you for expressing your views to your constituents. I almost always agree with you, and certainly in this case of such tragic loss.
Thank you for your non-partisan e-mail. At times of crisis, we should stand shoulder-to-shoulder as Americans. Respectfully,
Bruce, Buena Park
Thank you for acknowledging the service of these courageous individuals. Their efforts were not in vain.
Sharon, Long Beach
Thank you for your message tonight regarding the assassination of our Ambassador. Please work with other Democratic Senators and Congressman to help the President see how important it is that he put forth a strong defense of why his foreign policy is NOT to blame for this horrible event. Mitt Romney is using every opportunity to characterize the President as WEAK...and we need to see the President demonstrate strength and assertiveness at this time in our foreign policy. I know that it is complex and that most Americans are not privy to all that is going on behind the scenes. But the President needs to answer his critics and not just be silent. Thank you for your impetus in this matter.
I EXPECT the United States to end diplomatic relations with Libya until the murderers of our diplomatice personell are caught and brought to justice. I also expect any aid to Libya to be ended. Libya must pay a price for their actions!
I stand with you as do all good Americans and condemn the heinous killing of the four Americans in Libya. Thank you for making the announcement and representing California
In this painful time of loss, i am so disappointed in the War Mongering stance you and others in the highest positions of power are taking. It is irresponsible and feels like a pandering to public emotion instead of an intelligent, wise and rational gathering of information and response formation. I continue to be a supporter in general, but it is devastating to see crisis events in foreign policy be so blately used for political gain, on both sides. We need the wisdom of great leaders who can deal with the world's complexities instead of immediately calling for blood and revenge.
Lisa, Los Angeles
I appreciate your quick and responsible response to the diplomatic killings. I hope that we will find the murderers quickly and deal with justice swiftly - I don't mean killing in return, but to bring them to trial.
Dolores, Chula Vista
I am praying for peace and that President Obama will be successful in finding out who those evil preditors are that killed them in such a horrible manner. Here in America we have unrest about age old gripes; and perhaps folks can put aways those resentments and band together as a united nation. Love heals all!
Molly, San Leandro
I am glad to see the resolve to catch the perpetrators of the attack. I am also concerned that we have in our own country, people so ignorant and irresponsible as the one who made the film. Freedom of speech should not endanger others. It was good for President Obama to acknowledge the perpetrators were but a small group, apart from the Lybian citizens who are our friends. We should redirect that comment to our own selves. Most of us are tolerent of each others religious beliefs here in the States. We must see past our borders the same way. And we should have a path to deal with our own who would jeapordize the safety of the rest of us through their stupidity and hatred.
Christine, San Diego
Great Comments Senator Boxer. We all feel the same
Richard, San Francisco
Please vote down sending any more money to Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Pakistan. These countries are laughing at us, and killing American citizens, while they take our money. We need to stop immediately sending another penny over there, and we need to keep the money here in our country, and help our citizens and our veterans, and our industries who need assistance...Please vote down sending anymore money over to those countries....we need to start being smart with our money, and smarter with whom we are creating alliances with.
When you state "we must all stand together...and commit ourselves to bringing the perpetrators of these heinous acts to justice," I hope this doesn't mean only those who are directly involved in the killing of our fellow Americans in Libya, but those who incited this incident from our own country. From what I've read on these murderous acts, the actual perpetrators are right here in the United States. The filmmaker in California and the Rev. Jones in Florida. In my mind, these two men should be brought up on charges of treason against the United States, inciting what could become a full-on war. And, I know they will most likely hide behind the freedom of speech and freedom of religion, but their acts have gone too far when innocent people are murdered as a result.
Please convey to the families of those killed in this outrageous attack, our deepest sympathies for their loss. We respect and admire those that serve us in all parts of the world, and we need to continue to give them our full support.
Thank you for your e-mail concerning the recent bombing of the US Embassy in Lybia. As a US citizen, I also share with you the concern and the sad news of the recent killings of US diplomats working at the US Embassy in Lybia. I really have concerns and question why the US invaded Lybia and assisted the rebels who where trying to overthrow the Lybian government in the first place. Yes, Lybia had a cruel dictator, but other US actions could have forced the removal or death of this dictator. The bottom line is that the people living in any of these countries have to all want peace and freedom, not just a few. The people need to work towards establishing their own government. The US has no right to invade, disrupt, dismantle other foreign governments. Today the world lives with more fear of attacks and disruption here in the US and abroad. Thanks to former US administrations, Pandora's box was opened. The only road to true peace has to come within though negotiation, proper planning and setting goals by its own people. Thank you for your continued service. You are a good listener.
William, Palm Springs