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Romney Assails Obama Anew Over Foreign Attacks
npr ^ | September 12, 2012, 12:51 pm ET

Posted on 09/12/2012 10:48:38 AM PDT by Red Steel

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Republican challenger Mitt Romney sought to portray President Barack Obama as weak on foreign policy Wednesday after violent attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East.

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Romney used the attacks as an opening to assail Obama during an appearance in swing state Florida, accusing the administration of sending "mixed signals to the world" and failing to lead in the face of violence.

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Romney had jumped to criticize Obama as the attacks were being waged on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya. Angry mobs attacked the facilities to protest an obscure film by a California filmmaker that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo initially issued a statement that criticized the film. Romney, trailing Obama in public opinion polls on their leadership on foreign policy, quickly pounced with a statement before news of the diplomats' deaths, saying the administration's response seemed to "sympathize with those who waged the attacks."

-SNIP-

Romney read a brief statement mentioning Egypt and contending that Obama is a weak leader. He then invited questions from reporters, who asked if it was an appropriate tone to take given the deaths and that the White House said it disagreed with the embassy statement. Romney stood firm.

"The president takes responsibility not just for the words that come from his mouth, but also for the words that come from his ambassadors, from his administration, from his embassies, from his State Department," Romney said. "They clearly sent mixed messages to the world. The statement that came from the administration — and the embassy is the administration — the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to apology. And I think was a severe miscalculation."

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1 posted on 09/12/2012 10:48:42 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Please, please, no NPR.

I want my news from folks who don’t love to “just leave out” the important bits.

NPR sux.

Big time.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 10:50:38 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Red Steel

Rush played clips, and Romney is RIGHT ON!

I am pleased.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 10:50:53 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: Red Steel

The Libs are squealing...keep pressing Mr Romney!


4 posted on 09/12/2012 10:51:40 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Red Steel
World Net Daily Headline : Obama backing Islamic groups behind Libya, Egypt attacks?

Least we forget people ?

It was Obama's buddies like George Sorros, Bill Ayers, Code Pink who were involved and planned with the Free Gaza Movement with the attacks on Israeli Navy ships.
5 posted on 09/12/2012 10:51:47 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: onyx

I’m pleased - and surprised! I hope Romney sticks with it.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 10:52:22 AM PDT by livius
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To: onyx

+1


7 posted on 09/12/2012 10:52:34 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Red Steel

Sure would be nice to have an American for president again.. Kick the Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien OUT of office!


8 posted on 09/12/2012 10:52:58 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Red Steel

I recall right after 9-11, I told my Sister that this is something which should be treated the same as World War II.

Go on an all out emergency footing and attack and destroy radical Islam no matter where it was and what it took.

Of course the country is so corrupt now that we could never do that now. At least we should try.

Now with a pro radical Muslim as president, well you see what we have now.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 10:53:14 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Da Coyote

The source is AP.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 10:53:53 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Da Coyote

NPR is still around? Listened once. They are worse than MSNBC.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 10:54:21 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Red Steel
The Demobrat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) response is hilarious..

The aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats and their bratty ideological issue are going nuts with their patented pietistical moralism defending the actions of the Islamists.

A Monty Python's Flying Circus movie.. only funnier. It's by Obama Jivethon's Lying Circus.

12 posted on 09/12/2012 10:55:01 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: onyx

Clips need to played over and over. . . this is who Romney is and has always beem. PRO America.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 10:55:45 AM PDT by adc
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To: Red Steel; P-Marlowe

I just watched a youtube replay of the Romney press conference and statement.

He did well. I have no problem with his speaking out.

The bottom line, Governor Romney, is that this is a direct result of Obama’s air campaign running the Gaddaffi government out of power and replacing it with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Would this have happened if Gaddaffi, a man tamed by President Bush, were still in power?

Would it have happened in Egypt if Mubarak had not been run out of power with Obama complicity.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 10:56:22 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Red Steel

-——sought to portray——

Portrayed


15 posted on 09/12/2012 10:57:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: livius

Yep, surprised too!

Ramping it up Romney!


16 posted on 09/12/2012 10:57:58 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: DarthVader

We continue to pray!


17 posted on 09/12/2012 10:58:46 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: xzins

Would the Ambassador be dead if US Marines were guarding the compound instead of Libyan ‘Security’ Forces hired by the US?


18 posted on 09/12/2012 10:59:29 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: onyx

According to Rush, Obama was asked if this was “an act of war” Obama responded to the reporter’s question was not to answer but put his arm around Hillary and walk away.

Obama the little Pansy. It’s an act of war.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Kick the Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien OUT of office!

Time to cleanup "Occupy White House"

20 posted on 09/12/2012 11:01:40 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: MissMagnolia

I had assumed the Marines were there but their weapons were locked up or certainly not loaded.

The President has besmirched their honor and “to the shores of Tripoli” will have a different meaning from now on.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 11:02:53 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Red Steel

If Romney backs down one iota, his campaign is over.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 11:03:40 AM PDT by Baltosage
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To: Red Steel

Yep. Coward. He’s Jimmy Carter.

I just know that he’s and his evil team are trying to think about how they’re going to use this unconscionable outrage to win this election.

Stand by.


23 posted on 09/12/2012 11:04:03 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: onyx

has America found a leader ?


24 posted on 09/12/2012 11:06:45 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Red Steel

Romney taking it to Barack Obower. I like to see him sock him in the face on Jan 20th as his O’liness is exiting stage lefty.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 11:06:47 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: Red Steel
The lib media is in pack mentality attack mode right now, and circling the wagons for The One. Romney needs to push even harder because the rats are not used to strong push-back and will become disoriented.

Spine, Mitt, spine! Keep it up!

26 posted on 09/12/2012 11:07:04 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: MissMagnolia

“Would the Ambassador be dead if US Marines were guarding the compound instead of Libyan ‘Security’ Forces hired by the US?”

It is pretty clear that U.S. Marines wouldn’t have informed the mob of the location of the Ambassador, after moving him to a safe house.

CBS reports that the Libyans moved our man, and then told the mob his location.

CBS story:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57511043/assault-on-u.s-consulate-in-benghazi-leaves-4-dead-including-u.s-ambassador-j-christopher-stevens/?tag=stack

CBS story quote, about half-way down:
“He said Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building - deemed safer - after the initial wave of protests at the consulate compound. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack.”


27 posted on 09/12/2012 11:07:37 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Red Steel

“sought to portray”

Sought to portray? Obama did that all by himself.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 11:11:10 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Red Steel

The democrats are trying to pull the same crap they did in 2008 by telling the Republican’s what we can and can’t talk about (basically in 2008 we couldn’t talk about anything that could hurt Obama). It was, “You can’t talk about Rev. Wright or Bill Ayers or Obama’s past and if you do you are a racist.” Of course McCain dutifuly complied and went as far as condeming other republicans who didn’t. The first thing they are screaming now is “If you question Obama on anything foreign policy related, you are undermining the United States.” I’m glad to see the unlike McCain, Romney seems to be ignoring them.


29 posted on 09/12/2012 11:13:08 AM PDT by apillar
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To: kingattax
has America found a leader ?

But for the lamestream, Romney would be ahead at 60 percent.

The Marxist would only have his hardcore 40 percent base.

30 posted on 09/12/2012 11:13:25 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: onyx

He is far more nefarious.

He is orchestrator, choreographer and conductor of his North African Caliphate, built at America’s expense at every level. The there is the future. He has encapsulated Israel with his proxies. After their attack on Israel, then it will be America.

Rest assured, he will not have his alien/muzzie ass pried out of OUR White House easily. He loves “rulers” and dicktaters! That is what will be in the pipeline for his control of power.

This from our president who celebrated 9-11 with his brethren in the ME.


31 posted on 09/12/2012 11:14:07 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Red Steel

But it was okay to criticize Bush and the war policy in 2008 on then candidate Barack Obama Eurpoean tour.


32 posted on 09/12/2012 11:14:23 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Red Steel

Good job Mitt! Keep pressing and pressing the LOSER.


33 posted on 09/12/2012 11:14:36 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MissMagnolia

I first heard that he was killed in a rocket attack. If so, then the attack came from above rather than on the ground.

I’ve heard different information about his death, as well, so I’d say ground Marines on location would have made a difference depending on the nature of the attack.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 11:16:17 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: onyx

The answer to your question is YES.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 11:16:49 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mbarker12474

Exactly ..... I had seen that story on Hot Air which is why I posed the question (should have posted the link, too - thanks!!).

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/12/cbs-libyan-security-team-fingered-us-ambassador-to-be-killed/


36 posted on 09/12/2012 11:17:37 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Red Steel

‘’Romney stood firm.’’ The three most beautiful words in the English language.

Romney needs to keep repeating the truth: Obama’s foreign policy is a failure, and Obama’s economic policy is a failure. In order to stay on message without boring prospective voters, Romney should hold a contest among his speechwriters to come up with the best, most vital ways of getting those truths across to the public.

So far, the most effective portrayal of Obama has come from Clint Eastwood with his Obama-equals-an-empty-chair accusation. Mitt needs to hire better speechwriters if they can’t compete with a non-political professional.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 11:18:18 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: xzins

See post #27 .....


38 posted on 09/12/2012 11:19:29 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Red Steel

Romney’s being racist. < /s>


39 posted on 09/12/2012 11:22:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Red Steel

We’ve gone full circle !! Obama has now matched every one of Carter’s epic failures. We have double digit inflation on our food and gas (not double digit interest rates on our money though). We have double digit unemployment. We spent a fortune pushing “green” energy schemes that failed and now Obama has helped an islamic revolution push out a leader that was far from perfect but the US could control and been rewarded for it with the death of our citizens and the overrunning of our embassy. This guy really is the reincarnation of Jimmy Carter.


40 posted on 09/12/2012 11:23:40 AM PDT by Bigjimslade
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To: bert

Er, exposed. Fixed it.


41 posted on 09/12/2012 11:24:03 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: MissMagnolia

Absolutely, Marines would have protected their ambassador. No doubt about that.


42 posted on 09/12/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: himno hero

I hear you, but I’ll say it again, “but for the lamestream, Romney would be at 60 percent and the Marxist left at his hardcore base 40 percent.”

Romney has a lot of money and he must win the debates.

The Marxist can and will use “a war” to keep himself in office. He’s THAT depraved and worse.

I have put my trust in God.


43 posted on 09/12/2012 11:25:52 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: Biggirl

Not my question, but OKay!


44 posted on 09/12/2012 11:27:19 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: frogjerk

They ARE squealing. Full court press.


45 posted on 09/12/2012 11:30:48 AM PDT by Smogger
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To: xzins
I have no problem with his speaking out.

Nor do I, and many others. I know there's an old saying about "Politics stops at the water's edge", but beyond the water we need to project a strong United States, not a sniveling cowards's response like Bambi's.

46 posted on 09/12/2012 11:32:35 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: xzins

Analysis right on. You can’t flatten every nation in the world, including the Euros, where there are Muslims. So you pick and chose your wars, and let the thugs keep the rest in line. After Bush de-fanged Khaddfi, he was insignificant as a threat. Mubarak was never a threat to us.


47 posted on 09/12/2012 11:33:23 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: xzins

The next question is (and I don’t have the answer) why in the heck aren’t they using Marines? Too offensive to Muslim sensiblilites maybe? If I was an Ambassador in a foreign country, especially one with recent war/strife going on, I would want my own country’s military protecting me - I know they would die protecting me, not tipping off the enemy as to my whereabouts. What a cluster you-know-what.


48 posted on 09/12/2012 11:45:20 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Red Steel
Carter is Obama. Obama is Carter.

Both are Traitor Losers who hate America!

Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.

A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.

Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focaulut's Pendulum and for these graphic art realities!

49 posted on 09/12/2012 11:46:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Red Steel

Obama the little Pansy. It’s an act of war.

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Not to him; they are carrying out his mission just fine.


50 posted on 09/12/2012 12:32:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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