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October 19th, 2012
02:21 PM ET

Obama's Stump Speech Switch: Adds "al Qaeda" reference back into speech

Al Qaeda on the run or maybe not - it depends on the day and who you ask. President Barack Obama has consistently said al Qaeda is on the run, until recently as we reported Wednesday, the president dropped his reference to al Qaeda in his campaign speech, but on Thursday, it suddenly reappeared.

We broadcast this show from the border of Mali this summer, where we saw how al-Qaeda linked militants are in control of part of northern Africa, and gaining strength. That very night, the president, at a fundraiser, said al Qaeda was on the run.

Outfront tonight: Peter Brookes, former deputy assistant secretary of defense, and Nick Burns, former U.S. ambassador to NATO. FULL POST


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