President Obama Says Problems from Benghazi Attacks Were from 'Sloppiness'

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President Obama says problems behind the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, resulted from mistakes, not wrongdoing.

"There was just some sloppiness -- not intentional -- in terms of how we secure embassies in areas where you essentially don't have governments that have a lot of capacity to protect those embassies," Obama said on NBC's Meet The Press.

Obama also said that investigators "have some very good leads" on who carried out the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

"But this is not something that I'm going to be at liberty to talk about right now," the president added during the interview that was taped Saturday.

The Benghazi attack has dogged the administration since Sept. 11, and has been the subject of Republican attacks and congressional hearings.

Obama administration officials initially attributed the violence to a protest of an anti-Islam video that got out of hand.

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SOURCE: USA Today
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