Romney's Statement After the First Death in Libya Slanders Obama

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Here is Mitt Romney's "Statement On Developments In Libya and Egypt":

"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. 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 "sympathy" was expressed not by someone in the administration, but by a tweeter in the besieged embassy in Cairo. The fact that the tweets were written in fear doesn't excuse them (it does make them understandable), but it is ridiculous to blame Obama for them. Oh, and, by the way, Barack Obama has spent the past three years killing Islamist terrorists. Mitt Romney could acknowledge that, I suppose.

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