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Romney stands by criticism of Obama over Cairo attack response
foxnews.com ^ | 9/12/12 | AP

Posted on 09/12/2012 9:08:59 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

Mitt Romney on Wednesday stood by his criticism of the Obama administration for its early response to the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, even as he and President Obama mourned the murder of four Americans including the U.S. ambassador in a separate attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Romney said the administration's initial response to the attack in Cairo was "akin to apology" and a "severe miscalculation."

Both assaults were linked to a video being promoted in the U.S. that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo at first issued a statement saying, in part, that it condemns "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions."

The Romney campaign issued a statement overnight calling that response "disgraceful," prompting criticism from the president's campaign. The Obama campaign accused Romney of launching a "political attack" as reports were first surfacing that one American had been killed. By Wednesday morning, the death count was at four.

Romney, as he condemned the "outrageous" Libya attack during a stop Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla., did not back down from his criticism of Obama.

"I think it's a terrible course for America to (issue) an apology for our values," Romney said. "An apology for America's values is never the right course."

The Obama administration reportedly disavowed the Cairo Embassy statement, but Romney said Wednesday that "the embassy is the administration."

He said the disavowal "reflects the mixed signals they're sending in the world."

Romney went on to critique Obama's overall foreign policy, calling it a "hit-or-miss approach." Romney and his surrogates have been stressing foreign policy after the president, in his nomination address last week in Charlotte, called Romney and running mate Paul Ryan "new"

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 91112; 911ii; carter; carterobama; enemedia; libya; mediawingofthednc; obama; obamacarter; partisanmediashills; romneytruthfile
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1 posted on 09/12/2012 9:09:04 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

For the second time, let me say: Mr. Romney is correct.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 9:10:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Evil Slayer

And this is news only because we always expect Romney to be intimidated and backtrack.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 9:12:11 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Evil Slayer

I am so glad that someone recognizes what is going on here...good for you future President Romney!!


4 posted on 09/12/2012 9:17:03 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: Evil Slayer

Now Romney needs to do what Obama would do on the other end of the spectrum - double-down. Come out with another, even stronger, statement of condemnation. Piling on is not illegal in this game.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 9:17:14 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Evil Slayer

Obama says: “Libyans carried Ambassador Stevens’s body to the hospital.”
http://dcist.com/2012/09/obama_no_justification_for_this_kin.php

Is that how he interprets rebels dragging the Ambassador’s body thru the streets?
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/islamists-drag-dead-body-of-us-ambassador-in-the-streets/


6 posted on 09/12/2012 9:17:36 AM PDT by TexasVoter (No Constitution? No Union!)
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To: Evil Slayer

“Both assaults were linked to a video being promoted in the U.S. that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.”
CBS is also reporting another reason for the assaults is retaliation for a June drone strike that killed the #2 AQ guy.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 9:20:07 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Evil Slayer

I stand with Mitt Romney.

Where is McLame? What does he have to say with blood on his hands?


8 posted on 09/12/2012 9:20:51 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Evil Slayer

“He said the disavowal “reflects the mixed signals they’re sending in the world.”

Good point


9 posted on 09/12/2012 9:22:17 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: austinaero
“Both assaults were linked to a video being promoted in the U.S. that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.”

Still no mention of the name of the video.

10 posted on 09/12/2012 9:22:55 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

The name is”Muhammad” the trailer is on YouTube


11 posted on 09/12/2012 9:23:51 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: bigbob

>> Come out with another, even stronger, statement of condemnation. Piling on is not illegal in this game.

Carefully, though, in a way that won’t rob the dignity of the very real Americans that were killed at the hands of these bastards for cheap political gain. Or have the exploitable appearance of doing so.

And also tell us how President Romney would handle it, and why.

This is an interesting situation that will tell us a lot about Romney’s political and executive skills.

I’m watching closely. I expect him to pass the test with flying colors, even with a hostile media hounding him. I hope I’m not disappointed.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 9:24:49 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Evil Slayer

Hang tough Romney


13 posted on 09/12/2012 9:25:15 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Evil Slayer

It wasn’t the movie! Quit trying to give these murderers an excuse. The goddamn Democrats are going to start blaming the Ambassador because he was in Libya!


14 posted on 09/12/2012 9:25:43 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Evil Slayer
He should say that Obobo is a freaking gay Muslim ! And a very EVIL entity! And what about the passport event, when he went to Pawkistan. What passport did he use?
15 posted on 09/12/2012 9:26:29 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: cotton1706
Correct. Which is exactly why Mitt needs to stand his ground and even double down if necessary. The irony of launching this attack on the 11th anniversary of 9-11 isn't lost on most Americans.

Obama needs to fight a two front war on the defense: Proven worthless on the economy and now proving worthless on defending America as well.

If you haven't seen 2016: Obama's America yet, then go now as these events are proving it to be prophetic.

16 posted on 09/12/2012 9:27:28 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: austinaero

They were also chanting “we are all Osama,” so this attack went way beyond some 12 minute Internet movie that hadn’t even been seen yet...that was just a convenient excuse somebody (probably in our State Dept) cranked out to avoid facing the fact that this was a pre-planned 9/11 anniversary attack.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 9:28:31 AM PDT by livius
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To: austinaero

“CBS is also reporting another reason for the assaults is retaliation for a June drone strike that killed the #2 AQ guy.”

Yes, whatever presents us as the bad guys will do.


18 posted on 09/12/2012 9:29:04 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Evil Slayer

Hopefully this will seal the deal to put Romney/Ryan over the top. Otherwise, as a country we’re f-ing done. There’s no doubt in my mind of this. We won’t survive 4 more years of the Kenyan bastard.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 9:29:16 AM PDT by Marathoner (DNC: Fluke, Clinton, Warren: The slut, the pimp and paleface)
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To: Diogenesis

I’m glad Romney said this and I hope he stays firm. Even Obama’s fans will have to admit that he has handled the ME very badly since day one, and this is the culmination of his ineptitude...or his plan.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 9:30:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: Evil Slayer

Romney should have added, “And if anyone dare criticize me for opposing Obama, let me remind them of the words our current Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton once said, ‘I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.’”


21 posted on 09/12/2012 9:31:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Now RAMP IT UP!

The evil Marxist knew and told the his Libyan brethren where to move the Ambassador!

Members of the Libyan Security Team moved our peeps and then told the mob where they moved our peeps.

The Marxist has blood on his hands!


22 posted on 09/12/2012 9:32:21 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Evil Slayer

RIGHT ON! RIGHT ON! RIGHT ON! RIGHT ON!


23 posted on 09/12/2012 9:33:53 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Finally Romney grows some balls. Now if he’d condemn Obama for the way he has ignored Netanyahu in the past and told both him and Ahmenijhad he’d back their efforts (speaking out of both sides of his mouth and deliberately lying to one side). This man is clearly anti-Israel but he knows he needs all the Jewish and the churchgoer’s votes he can so he’s lying through his teeth and would have Ahmenijhad bomb Jerusalem into oblivion if he could. Obama is a pathological liar and most likely the AC


24 posted on 09/12/2012 9:34:19 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Evil Slayer

I am curious if the newsies have asked either Romney or Obama if Romney’s security briefings have begun. They should have started by now. Have they?


25 posted on 09/12/2012 9:36:44 AM PDT by Kay Syrah
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To: Evil Slayer

I recommend that we encourage Mr. Romney to stay steadfast and not back down.

http://www.mittromney.com/forms/suggestions

The above is a contact form for citizens to make suggestions for the campaign.


26 posted on 09/12/2012 9:38:20 AM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: 4everontheRight
True. This would be the wrong time for Conservatives to flinch.

Keep “O’s” feet to the fire on this and ALL his failures.

It's a pattern by now.

Conservatives MUST remain firm because “O” must not score more passes from the MSM and the GOP. ENOUGH!

27 posted on 09/12/2012 9:41:35 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Evil Slayer

Good for him. He should not back down.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 9:42:40 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Evil Slayer

Romney is right on target. We should never apologize if our freedom of speech may have “hurt someone’s feelings” in another country. Foreign countries have to provide very strong security for our diplomatic personnel, otherwise we should pull our people out of those countries and just communicate diplomatically by teleconference.


29 posted on 09/12/2012 9:48:10 AM PDT by socialism_stinX (If knowledge is power, then why is the MSM mafia so powerful?)
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To: Evil Slayer

Obama’s foreign policy, a “hit-or-miss approach.
So far it’s a 100% miss.


30 posted on 09/12/2012 9:57:41 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Evil Slayer
At least Romney is not a Muslim, a closet fag, anti-American and is constitutionally eligible to be president
31 posted on 09/12/2012 10:00:26 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Evil Slayer

“An apology for America’s values is never the right course.” - Romney

Well said.

Obama criticized Romney before he came out and criticized the mobs that made the attack.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton sounds like a hostage victim reading a statement praising the LIBYAN GOVERNMENT THAT LET THIS HAPPEN!

Wow. It’s 1979 all over again.


32 posted on 09/12/2012 10:01:28 AM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Romney was great...watch the tape and the way he handled the press


33 posted on 09/12/2012 10:03:15 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Evil Slayer

I want Romney to keep it up and show America what a gutless wonder Obama is. I also want Romney to ask if the marines in Libya were ordered to stand down like the marines in Egypt. Hell, I even want to know if the marines were locked and loaded or were they just carrying apologies. Obama is the worst POTUS ever, including that piece of garbage LBJ.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 10:07:02 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Another big question here is why didn’t we have a sizable group of Marine Guards to protect our embassy personnel in Libya, which is a dangerous and unstable country? Marine guards can’t hold off a huge mob forever, but if properly armed they can hold them off long enough for more Marine reinforcements to arrive. After a week or two of mourning, the House Republicans should start a public investigation to get answers to this question.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 10:10:24 AM PDT by socialism_stinX (If knowledge is power, then why is the MSM mafia so powerful?)
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To: socialism_stinX

People need to call their members of Congress and news media to support Romney.

Coordinated MSM attack to destroy Mitt.


36 posted on 09/12/2012 10:14:55 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Evil Slayer

For Romney, this should be easy peasy. Just trot out Ronald Reagan’s speeches during the Iranian Embassy crisis, brush in some updated words and go with that.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 10:18:09 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: mwl8787

The MSM attack is not going to work. The more the MSM publicizes this graphic example of incompetent management and anti-American statements by this pathetic administration, the more they will hurt Obama.


38 posted on 09/12/2012 10:19:44 AM PDT by socialism_stinX (If knowledge is power, then why is the MSM mafia so powerful?)
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To: Evil Slayer
"An apology for America's values is never the right course."

Oh. That one is going to roll right into November.

39 posted on 09/12/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: TexasVoter

When his mother was sick that’s how 0bama got her to the hospital. Sick parents are such a PITA when you have a book tour ya know.


40 posted on 09/12/2012 10:29:18 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: socialism_stinX

In about two weeks, the House Republicans should start a public investigation of the entire security situation at our embassy in Libya. Questions to ask include: 1) Why wasn’t our embassy in a more heavily fortified building that could have protected our personnel from rocket attacks?, 2) Why didn’t we have a sizable group of Marine Guards at the embassy who could have returned fired after the first rocket was launched and eliminated the threat from the attackers?, and 3) What intelligence did we have before 9/11/12 about a possible attack on 9/11 in Libya? How did the administration respond to any intelligence we had about an attack?


41 posted on 09/12/2012 10:33:09 AM PDT by socialism_stinX (If knowledge is power, then why is the MSM mafia so powerful?)
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To: Evil Slayer

Does anyone know if Stevens was gay?


42 posted on 09/12/2012 10:43:45 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: austinaero

They did it on 9/11. And that’s the reason they did it. They were sending a message. The medium is the message, and it has nothing to do with movies or AQ.


43 posted on 09/12/2012 11:01:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

“CBS is also reporting another reason for the assaults is retaliation for a June drone strike that killed the #2 AQ guy.”

Yes, whatever presents us as the bad guys will do.


But, but, but the Citizen of the World promised us if he was elected we would all live in harmony with each other....


44 posted on 09/12/2012 11:02:02 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Evil Slayer
Has anyone from the terrorist side, or the so-called governments of Egypt or Libya mentioned the movie as the source of the riots? Seems that first I saw of that was the tweet out of our own Embassy.

This was on 9/11 and you're telling me it was just the movie trailer, if at all?

Anyone see any verification that the movie trailer started this or is that spin from our side?

45 posted on 09/12/2012 11:26:08 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: bigbob

Or Late Hits.


46 posted on 09/12/2012 1:05:07 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Evil Slayer

For a change, Mitt is correct. Well done.


47 posted on 09/12/2012 1:06:46 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: onyx; All

It should not be forgotten that The Disaster’s henchmen, Ayers and Dohrn, instigated this “Arab Spring” crap on a visit prior to the demonstrations in Cairo.

His fingerprints are all over this.

Were the weapons these Al Queda operatives used to kill the Ambassador American?


48 posted on 09/12/2012 1:10:08 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: jsanders2001

Romney said today or yesterday that he would meet with Bibi.
Threw the little grenade into the Rose Garden.


49 posted on 09/12/2012 1:16:13 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Vigilanteman
The irony of launching this attack on the 11th anniversary of 9-11 isn't lost on most Americans.

Anniversary celebration. No coincidence here.

50 posted on 09/12/2012 1:16:20 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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