Via The Hill:

The Obama administration is sticking to its position that Tuesday’s deadly attack in Benghazi wasn’t premeditated, contradicting U.S. lawmakers and Libya’s own president.

Speaking on several Sunday shows, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice placed the blame for violence that has spread to two dozen countries across the Muslim world squarely on a U.S.-made anti-Islam video.

Republicans and many others are dubious, with some lawmakers suggesting the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi was a coordinated attack by a militant group.

“There’s no question that as we’ve seen in the past with things like [Salman Rushdie’s] Satanic Verses, with the [Danish] cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, there have been such things that have sparked outrage and anger, and this has been the proximate cause of what we’ve seen,” Rice said on Fox News Sunday. “We are of the view that this is not an expression of hostility in the broader sense toward the United States or U.S. policy. It’s proximately a reaction to this video.”

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