September 12, 2012By Anomaly
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized the early U.S. response to the attacks, the AP reports:
In a statement Tuesday night, Romney said he was outraged by the attacks and the death of the American consulate worker. He added: “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” …
In response to Romney, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an email early Wednesday: “We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Gov. Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the violence:
“I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.
This evening, I called Libyan President Magariaf to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya. President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation.
Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. 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.
In light of the events of today, the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.”
Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus took to his Twitter account, morphing into Sarah Palin whose words, “Obama pals around with terrorists” should be used as a template for those who wish to politically whore themselves out to their fringe voter base.
Mitt, Reince, do share for once, what your solution would be — besides tweeting.
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