Mitt Romney Accuses Obama of "Apology" for America After Attack in Libya
See also: Allen West Blames Obama For Libya Attack
During his RNC speech, Mitt Romney mentioned Afghanistan like none times.
But today, following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and at the embassy in Cairo, where U.S. diplomats were killed, Romney decided it was a good time to get all DON'TTREADONMETHESECOLORSDON'TRUN on us all in an impromptu presser in Jacksonville this morning by the magical use of hindsight.
"This attack on American individuals and our embassy, it's outrageous. It's disgusting," Romney said.
Empathy, yes! Nice job, RoboRomney.
"America will not tolerate attacks against our citizens and our embassies."
Ugh... yeah, yeah, yeah. USA-USA and all that, we guess.
"I also believe the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt"
The original statement by the U.S. Embassy, which it says was released before things escalated and news of Ambassador Chris Stevens' death was confirmed, said that it "condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions."
But instead of sending out sympathies and heartaches and the usual politician "I feel your pain" rabble, Romney decided to go on the OFFENSIVE and attack Obama's terrorist coddling/American apologetic ways.
A senior White House official told Politico that the initial statement was never cleared by Washington and disavowed its content.
Other media outlets reported that the statement came before the protests and rioting began.
But that didn't stop RoboRomney from going into ATTACK/HINDSIGHTISFUN.DOUCHE.EXE mode.
Said Romney on the initial statement following the attacks: "A disgraceful statement on the part of our administration to apologize for American values."
The State Department acknowledged the first statement could be misconstrued.
"I don't think we ever hesitate when we see something which is a violation of our principles," Romney said.
Principles violate, we do not hesitate.
In a news conference with Hilary Clinton this morning, President Obama referred to the "outrageous and shocking attack" and pledged to pursue the killers. "Make no mistake, justice will be done," Obama said.
According to Talking Points Memo, Romney didn't answer when asked if he would have said the same thing on Tuesday had he known that Stevens had been killed in the attack.
"I'm not going to take hypothetical what would have been known when and so forth," he said. "We responded last night to the events that happened in Egypt."
Hey, look, we responded by shitting on a statement the president never actually made and by talking about principles and not hesitating and hindsight and values and 'MURICA! And yes I know Obama is better at foreign policy than I am and all that and he killed Bin Ladin and hey... look, is that Batman?
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