It seems that campaigning for the presidency never sleeps. Even as the U.S. Embassy was attacked by a small Libyan militia group and four American officials killed, Mitt Romney found time to attack the White House. His disrespectful rant to the media was a real sucker punch to the President.
Romney took an unofficial statement from the Cairo Embassy and misconstrued it to look like President Obama sympathized with those who attacked the Embassy. According to the Huffington Post, Romney told the press:
“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney said in the statement. “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.”
The unofficial statement that he is attempting to make our President–who killed two major terrorists during his administration by the way–look like a punk with was not approved by President Obama. The statement was released by the Cairo embassy in reference to an American film that is anti-muslim and has been on the Internet. The film has been partly promoted by Terry Jones, the Quran burning, Florida pastor nutcase. The film incensed some Muslims in Libya because of its harsh depiction of Muhammad and is believed to be the cause of the attacks. The Huffington Post reported:
The violence took a domestic political turn, in part thanks to a statement released early Tuesday by the staff of the Cairo embassy, which condemned the film and the “continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.”
Hillary Clinton and President Obama have made it quite clear that they do not sympathize with the acts of this group of individuals in Libya. Obama and Clinton, per the Boston Globe, both released statements saying:
I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
All the Americans we lost in yesterday’s attacks made the ultimate sacrifice. We condemn this vicious and violent attack that took their lives, which they had committed to helping the Libyan people reach for a better future.
Mitt Romney has shown again that he’s a kid in a man’s game. He is attacking his White House while we are under attack across the world. On the day that we remember the fallen heroes of 9/11, he is being petty and unpatriotic with his condemning statements. It’s time to bail out of the race, Romney!
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