USA Today had a great bio of Chris Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya who was killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. He was an amazing diplomat.
Three weeks ago, Ambassador Chris Stevens cut the ribbon to reopen the U.S. Consulate in Libya, the place where Libyans could get visas to the U.S.
“Ahlan wasahlan bikum” he welcomed them in fluid Arabic to enthusiastic applause. “You are welcome to visit America, and there’s the door.”
Tuesday, Stevens and three other diplomats died when protesters incensed by a video maligning Islam stormed the consulate in Benghazi.
“He risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better Libya,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said. “The world needs more Chris Stevenses.”