White House spokesman Jay Carney says:
And I would note that, again, the protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie. They are not directly in reaction to any policy of the United States or the government of the United States or the people of the United States. 1
Carney does not mention the word “terror”, nor does he mention anything about a “pre-planned attack”.
- White House – Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney – Golden, CO, 9/13/12 http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/13/press-gaggle-press-secretary-jay-carney-golden-co-91312 ↩