Skip to comments.Romney: Obama yet to 'level with the American people' about Libyan attack
Posted on 09/25/2012 6:43:44 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
Mitt Romney, in a joint Fox News interview with running mate Paul Ryan, accused the Obama administration of failing "to level with the American people" about how the U.S. Consulate in Libya was attacked, leaving the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.
"Look, we expect candor from the president and transparency, and he continues to refuse what is said by the other members of his administration: This was a terrorist attack. We were attacked apparently by Al Qaeda and it is a very troubling development," Romney said during a campaign stop in Ohio.
Romney's comments underscored complains made by Republican lawmakers, who question the administration's shifting explanation, starting with claims that the Sept. 11 strike was "spontaneous" violence tied to protests over an anti-Islam film produced in the U.S. Obama officials gradually walked back that description, and Obama acknowledged Monday that it clearly "wasn't just a mob action" -- though he did not go as far as to call it a terrorist attack.
Obama's own top counterterrorism adviser, Matt Olsen, was more direct last week, testifying to Congress that the four Americans "were killed in the course of a terrorist attack."
"When the director of the Counterterrorism Center comes to Congress and testifies and says that this is a terrorist attack ... I think you would want to ask that question of the president, why he is not on the same page with his own administration officials?" Ryan said.
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And this from someone who really never liked Mitt.
“Mitt is gonna kick some Obama @ss between now and November...count on it!
And this from someone who really never liked Mitt.”
Same here, I was in support of another candidate up until the nomination was made. However, I would appreciate someone who can at least call Obama’s grievious missteps, even if it is Romney.
On a better page, it might be harder for Romney to get away with doing unconservative things, assuming the conservative side remains uncomfortable and skeptical of him.
If Obama isn't given the boot...Israel is alone in a sea of sharks.
Bibi knows this...Mitt knows this.
What is there to level about - the fact that he is a muslim and very intertwined with the muslim brotherhood?
there is a reason why he Is hiding his long form birth certificate.
A muslim lover is more dangerous than a muslim in fact. And if he ain't a muslim lover, no one ever was.
I'm glad to hear Mitt “call bambi out on it” sure. Good campaign tactic.
But I, for one, don't need that useless POS that calls hisself president to tell ME what went on.
thats right but he still needs to stay on jobs and better life for our kids...care for senior..he needs to eat O at his own game.
ME protests: the hardline 'tele-Islamist' who brought anti-Islam film to Muslim world's attention
...but nobody had paid attention to its crude libels against the Prophet Mohammed until Mr Abdullah's show broadcast clips from it last weekend,... - Sept. 8-9
"It was planned, definitely. It was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago. And they were planning this criminal act since their arrival," Magariaf said.
"The intelligence source said no protests were happening before the attackers struck at about 9:35 p.m. local time last Tuesday. The account backs up claims by a purported Libyan security guard who told McClatchy Newspapers late last week that the area was quiet before the attack."
WASHINGTON - In the months leading up to his death, Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, worried about constant security threats in Benghazi and mentioned that his name was on an al Qaeda hit list, a source familiar with his thinking told CNN.
(Ambassador) RICE: -- "was a result, a direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the US government had nothing to do with,..."
"The Obama administration is flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a continuing security breach, and that credible information about possible attacks had been ignored. A U.S. official told POLITICO: There's no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated."
No doubt about it. There is no intelligence in the 0bama administration.
Obama is about as level as the drop off at Niagara Falls.
Remember that Obama gave the Libyan rebels millions of dollars worth of modern weaponry. The question is...did those weapons kill our men?