Romney Calls Obama’s Response to Libyan Attack ‘Shameful’, Says President Sympathizes With Terrorists
Protests in both Libya and Egypt were sparked by clips of a film produced by Sam Bacile, a real estate developer and Jewish filmmaker. The film calls the prophet Muhammad a fraud and depicts him having s*x.
This from a statement released by the Romney team:
“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.”
Romney’s feigned outrage was over an initial statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Egypt which “condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” The embassy said the statement was drafted and released before the protests. The statement, which was also issued before the U.S. confirmed the death of U.S. ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens, was criticized by Romney as weak.
A senior White House official also informed Politico that the initial statement was never cleared by Washington.
Late Tuesday, Secretary of State Clinton issued a much stronger condemnation of the attacks.“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” the statement read. “The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”
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