Romney lashed out against Obama’s cowardly response to the U.S. Embassy attacks in Cairo and Libya as “disgraceful” in a statement released before news of Ambassador Steven’s murder.
Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans on his staff were killed in the attack by “protesters” who claimed they were angry over a dopey Monty Python-type film which has been out for months but which suddenly resulted in these “spontaneous” attacks which appeared to be coordinated and well-planned. [The trailer for the comic film can be found here. WARNING, it’s vulgar, not my type of comedy]
President Obama’s complete response after the murder of the four Americans was announced:
“While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
The media, such as Politico, are only reporting half of Obama’s statement as they rewrite history. They are leaving out the apology in the first part of the statement.
For instance, Politico said, that President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the “outrageous and shocking attack” that killed four Americans in Libya. He pledged to bring those responsible to justice, but said the United States’ relationship with Libya had not been threatened. [I have a problem with that since it was mobs of people who coordinated this with Cairo]
They are leaving out the part where he says, “While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others…
The media has continually scrubbed Obama’s slate clean while attacking Romney. Some in the media are calling Romney’s statements “overly harsh” which leads me to believe that Romney is on the right track and needs to keep the “harsh” rhetoric” going. I wonder if the families of the murdered Americans feel the murders were “harsh.”
Romney’s statement was in response to Cairo, not the murders of the four Americans. Romney said the administration’s response from the Cairo Embassy appeared to sympathize with attackers and it sent “mixed signals to the world.”
“It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks,” Romney said.
Romney is absolutely correct.
The early statement by Nuland at the Cairo Embassy is the one which Romney is referring to here:
The embassy condemns “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.”
That statement was undoubtedly approved by President Obama.
Obama said he was appalled by Romney politicizing this situation while he is trying to defuse it. That is the most feigned indignation yet from an administration that leaks information it wants to leak, even if it means putting our military in danger for political gain. Obama’s statement was pleading and pitiful. Do we placate murderers now?
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