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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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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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