Skip to comments.Romney stands by criticism of Obama over Cairo attack response
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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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?
Does anyone know if Stevens was gay?
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.
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....
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?
Or Late Hits.
For a change, Mitt is correct. Well done.
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?
Romney said today or yesterday that he would meet with Bibi.
Threw the little grenade into the Rose Garden.
Anniversary celebration. No coincidence here.
I think that is Mitt’s campaign slogan.
1979 is the last time an American Ambassador was killed.
4) Were any of the RPGs supplied by America last spring?
No turning back now for Mitt, if he goes wobbly on this, it’s over.
He (Romney) was correct in his response to the bungler-in-chief’s pandering apology to the terrorists!
Did you listen to the tape? Around the 2 minute mark he really gets into the meat of it...good stuff..
He needs to know he has support.
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