Skip to comments.Romney Assails Obama Anew Over Foreign Attacks
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.
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.
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."
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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Please, please, no NPR.
I want my news from folks who don’t love to “just leave out” the important bits.
Rush played clips, and Romney is RIGHT ON!
I am pleased.
The Libs are squealing...keep pressing Mr Romney!
I’m pleased - and surprised! I hope Romney sticks with it.
Sure would be nice to have an American for president again.. Kick the Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien OUT of office!
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.
The source is AP.
NPR is still around? Listened once. They are worse than MSNBC.
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.
Clips need to played over and over. . . this is who Romney is and has always beem. PRO America.
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.
-——sought to portray——
Yep, surprised too!
Ramping it up Romney!
We continue to pray!
Would the Ambassador be dead if US Marines were guarding the compound instead of Libyan ‘Security’ Forces hired by the US?
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.
Time to cleanup "Occupy White House"