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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: 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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To: drypowder

I think that is Mitt’s campaign slogan.


51 posted on 09/12/2012 1:17:33 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: WOSG

1979 is the last time an American Ambassador was killed.


52 posted on 09/12/2012 1:19:02 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Kay Syrah
Excellent point. Your question is the first I've heard of it.
53 posted on 09/12/2012 1:20:06 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: socialism_stinX

4) Were any of the RPGs supplied by America last spring?


54 posted on 09/12/2012 1:21:16 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
No coincidence here.



No coincidence there or anywhere else either. Except among the Obama worshiping MSM.

55 posted on 09/12/2012 1:50:04 PM 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: Evil Slayer
Mr. Romney could garner much more support if he were more vocal on those points.
56 posted on 09/12/2012 2:22:32 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: drypowder

No turning back now for Mitt, if he goes wobbly on this, it’s over.


57 posted on 09/12/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Evil Slayer

He (Romney) was correct in his response to the bungler-in-chief’s pandering apology to the terrorists!


58 posted on 09/12/2012 2:34:30 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: dfwgator

Did you listen to the tape? Around the 2 minute mark he really gets into the meat of it...good stuff..


59 posted on 09/12/2012 2:38:38 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Evil Slayer
Just sent Gov. Romney an e-mail thanking him for his stance on this issue and asking him not to back down.

He needs to know he has support.

60 posted on 09/12/2012 2:44:59 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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