The were several big fights in the presidential debate that were target rich for both fact-checkers and GIF makers. In a few cases, what started as a calm, maybe even boring conversation suddenly broke down into pointed fingers and raised voices. We're combining the serious and the fun for to bring you an anatomy of these fights -- in GIFs. First up, Libya and the murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi on September 11.
It began slowly -- the words that started the fight didn't immediately cause fireworks. An audience member asked about diplomatic security in Libya. Obama called Romney unpresidential in his response to Libya: Romney was "trying to make political points, and that's not how a commander in chief operates." Romney said that Obama had either misled Americans about what happened in Libya or didn't know, and didn't seem to take it seriously because he went to fundraisers not long after the attack. Obama's Middle East "strategy is unraveling before our very eyes."
Step 1: The provocation
That's when things start to get exciting. "The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people in the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened," Obama said. "That this was an act of terror and I also said that we're going to hunt down those who committed this crime." This directly contradicted a Republican talking point, and then Obama went further, turning to Romney to reclaim the outrage turf, saying the suggestion he or "anybody on my team" would "play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, governor, is offensive."