Skip to comments.Romney to compare Benghazi to original 9/11 attacks
Posted on 10/07/2012 9:22:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
In a speech Monday, former Governor Mitt Romney will criticize President Barack Obama's handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi and say it was probably the work of al Qaeda, the same group that brought down the World Trade Center and struck the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
"The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts. They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East -- a region that is now in the midst of the most profound upheaval in a century. And the fault lines of this struggle can be seen clearly in Benghazi itself," Romney will say in a foreign-policy-focused address at the Virginia Military Institute, according to excerpts released by his campaign.
"The attack on our consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11th, 2012, was likely the work of the same forces that attacked our homeland on Sept. 11th, 2001. This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration's attempts to convince us of that for so long. No, as the administration has finally conceded, these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists who use violence to impose their dark ideology on others, especially women and girls; who are fighting to control much of the Middle East today; and who seek to wage perpetual war on the West." ....
(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...
“I know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and a more prosperous Middle East allied with the United States. I share this hope. But hope is not a strategy,” Romney will say. “We cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the Middle East when our words are not backed up by deeds, when our defense spending is being arbitrarily and deeply cut, when we have no trade agenda to speak of, and the perception of our strategy is not one of partnership, but of passivity.... It is time to change course in the Middle East.”
“I believe that if America does not lead, others will — others who do not share our interests and our values — and the world will grow darker, for our friends and for us. America’s security and the cause of freedom cannot afford four more years like the last four years,” Romney will say. “The 21st century can and must be an American century. It began with terror, war, and economic calamity. It is our duty to steer it onto the path of freedom, peace, and prosperity.”
“The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts. They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East — a region that is now in the midst of the most profound upheaval in a century.”
The attacks on the Americans in Libya is unquestionably the most profound events to take place in the entire Middle East in perhaps even two centeries.
You mean since the Barbary Pirates?.....
I agree with every bit of that.
“I believe that if America does not lead, others will others who do not share our interests and our values and the world will grow darker, for our friends and for us”
These words in particular are the starkest illustration of the truth that I have seen in quite some time.
I applaud Mr. Romney for this.
Somebody is going to lead.
From the Guardian
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Path to 9-11-12
Thank you I appreciate this link, I was not aware.
You know, I am really terribly concerned that we have an absolute idiot of a president messing around with the biggest damn hornets’ nest on earth, and it is not necessariyl that he doesn’t know what he is doing, but that what he is doing is just plain evil.
I agree with you. I hope Romney's speech can break through the media blackout that will most assuredly be attempted.
It amazes me that the media just reports the latest polling and to hell with the rest of the world. There are some pretty major things happening that I think they want to keep us oblivious to. Don’t want to put Obamas foreign policy credentials in question.
I have been waiting for Romney to be asked the Muslim/Islam problem.
His answer will tell me who he is.
Realize the MSM isn’t going to ask, but surely someone will.
More than the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing that killed 299 American and French servicemen?
This is a killer issue and needs to be brought up in both his speech and, more importantly, in the next debate.
See THIS ARTICLE for background.
Don’t forget the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia.
Time to start studying history. Start with the moment you clicked on this reply and work your way back.
Romney is stepping up and impressing me more by the day.
The Empty Stroller needs to go now!