Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, refused to answer on Sunday questions about the lack of Marines at the U.S. consulate in Libya prior to eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. She also punted when asked why the Obama administration initially, in its response to the unrest at the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, did not stand up for free speech or make any mention that the Internet video that mocked Muhammed was protected under the Constitution of the United States.

On ABC’s “This Week,” host Jake Tapper asked Rice, “Why were there not U.S. Marines at the embassy in Tripoli?”

Rice did not answer the question; when pressed again why the United States would not have Marines at the U.S. consulate in Libya, a “region where U.S. interests have been attacked in the previous months,” Rice became defensive.

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