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DiabloViejo
09-14-2012, 05:14 AM
<span style='font-size: 14pt'><span style="color: #000099">I realize this may be a rhetorical question, but what the hell is he talking about? I mean really can he even hear how stupid this sounds?</span></span>

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Romney: White House Agrees With Me On My Critique Of The President</span>
The Huffington Post | By Sam Stein
Posted: 09/13/2012 7:03 pm Updated: 09/14/2012 12:18 am
Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/romney-white-house-agrees_n_1882415.html)

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<span style='font-size: 8pt'>Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes comments on the killing of U.S. embassy officials in Benghazi, Libya, while speaking in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) </span>


In an interview with ABC News Thursday evening, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney suggested that, after all was said and done, the Obama administration concluded that his criticism of their handling of yesterday's embassy attacks was valid.

“What I said was exactly the same conclusion the White House reached, which was that the statement was inappropriate. That’s why they backed away from it as well,” Romney told George Stephanopoulos.

This is fairly impressive verbal gymnastics. Yes, the White House distanced itself from the initial statement put out by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo that condemned a crass anti-Muslim film that had been making the rounds on the Internet. And yes, Romney also criticized the issuance of that statement.

But Romney also accused the president of sympathizing with the rioters because of that initial statement, despite the fact that the embassy released it hours before the attacks took place. And while Romney may want to focus attention elsewhere, it was that specific attack on Obama that had Democrats, foreign policy experts, and a good chunk of Republicans criticizing his conduct.

His statement didn't comport with the actual timeline of events.

Stephanopoulos asked Romney about it during the interview and he seemingly avoided the substance of the issue -- whether Obama does, in fact, sympathize with the rioters.

"Well, I think the statement was an inappropriate statement," he said. "I think it was not directly applicable and appropriate for the setting. I think it should have been taken down. And apparently the White House felt the same way."

Qtec
09-14-2012, 06:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">But Romney also accused the president of sympathizing with the rioters because of that initial statement,<span style='font-size: 14pt'> despite the fact that the embassy released it hours before the attacks took place.</span> </div></div>

Mittens lied. No surprise there.

Q

eg8r
09-14-2012, 08:52 AM
There is no lie. The rioters were all swelling up and they made that apology. Romney called them out for it. Then the breach happened and after the breach the embassy reiterated the original apology (read: after the attack). At that point the WH had the tweet pulled back down.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
09-14-2012, 09:39 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">But Romney also accused the president of sympathizing with the rioters because of that initial statement,<span style='font-size: 14pt'> despite the fact that the embassy released it hours before the attacks took place.</span> </div></div>

Mittens lied. No surprise there.

Q </div></div>

Absolutely he lied!

There was NO APOLOGY BY THE EMBASSY NOR BY THE PRESIDENT.

This entire fiasco is related to that "Christian" idiot who produced the movie.

The Muslim Brotherhood has formed a human chain of protection around the US embassy.

Is it any surprise that there does exist a small number of radical Islamists? Certainly not, and we've known that all along, but the right rhgoughout these years since 9/11, are the ones who have practiced pure racism, blaming all Muslims, for the vicious acts of those few Muslims who are violent and hateful.

Given most Muslims are peaceful, and want no violence, these unfortunate M.E. flare ups are obviously a result of the actions of our own radical Christians, in this country, and their obnoxious, racist movie.

Is al Qaeda taking advantage of it, more than likely, they are, where possible.

That still does not let the radical religious right here in our country off the hook for their own incendiary, stupid, violence inciting, racist actions.

This idiotic film is at the heart of the current growing problem in the M.E., and that much is undeniable.

G.