Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, instead of seeing a delicate nuanced situation that should be handled accordingly, saw the still ongoing violence as a cheap opportunity to milk out a few measly political points for himself. While men and women were fighting for their lives Romney hastily released a statement declaring: "When our grounds are being attacked, and being breached, that the first response of the United States must be outrage at the breach of the sovereignty of our nation. And apology for America's values is never the right course," he continued his attack by saying that President Obama "sympathized with those who waged the attacks."
When Romney says "sympathizing with those who waged the attacks" he is referring a statement put out by a terrified press officer in Libya who was trying to preemptively quell any violence that might occur due to the offending film. The statement reads:
Hardly an apology.
"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."
After hearing of Romney's attacks on the Cairo embassy's initial statement the embassy responded through its Twitter feed: "Of course we condemn breaches of our compound, we’re the ones actually living through this."
President Obama came out after hearing of the attacks on the American embassies and made this statement:"We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is no justification for this kind of violence. None."
Again, hardly an apology.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a statement in which she said: "This is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. We condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence." She finished he press briefing by saying: "… we must be clear-eyed even in our grief: This was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or the government of Libya."
Once again, hardly an apology.
Now if what Mitt Romney had said earlier wasn't nauseating enough he once again took to the airwaves to double down on his grotesque lies even after it was known that 4 Americans including U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens as well as 10 Libyan security guards were murdered in the attack. Romney renewed his assertions by saying "The embassy in Cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached, protesters were inside the grounds. They reiterated that statement after the breach. I think it's a -- a terrible course for America to stand in apology for our values." He continued: "It's their administration… "Their administration spoke. The president takes responsibility not just for the words that come from his mouth but also from the words of his ambassadors, from his administration, from his embassies, from his State Department. 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."
Now let me get this right… Mitt Romney says "The president takes responsibility not just for the words that come from his mouth but also from the words of his ambassadors"
… Does that include U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens... the guy is dead and Romney is still going after this line of attack!!!!!!!!
This to me means this man is not above whoring out this tragedy for political gain even when he knows it's on the backs of dead Americans.
Romney is gutless spineless puke who is totally and utterly devoid of compassion and character.