View Full Version : Mitt Romney apologizes to terrorists

09-16-2012, 04:40 AM
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Mitt Romney condemned the anti-Muslim film that incited the deadly attacks in Libya and Egypt, and used language that is awfully similar to the US embassy statement that Romney, Fox News, and a slew of Republicans have been calling "an apology."

Here's Romney today:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: How about the film that seems to have sparked all this, the Innocence of Muslims film? Secretary Clinton today said she thought it was disgusting. How would you describe it?

MITT ROMNEY: Well, I haven’t seen the film. I don’t intend to see it. I you know, I think it’s dispiriting sometimes to see some of the awful things people say. And the idea of using something that some people consider sacred and then parading that out a negative way is simply inappropriate and wrong. And I wish people wouldn’t do it. Of course, we have a First Amendment. And under the First Amendment, people are allowed to do what they feel they want to do. They have the right to do that, but it’s not right to do things that are of the nature of what was done by, apparently this film.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: We’ve seen General Martin Dempsey call Pastor Jones to say, “Please don’t promote this film.” You think that’s a good idea?

MITT ROMNEY: I think the whole film is a terrible idea. I think him making it, promoting it showing it is disrespectful to people of other faiths. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>I don’t think that should happen.</span> I think people should have the common courtesy and judgment– the good judgment– not to be– not to offend other peoples’ faiths. It’s a very bad thing, I think, this guy’s doing.

Now here's the US Embassy statement that Romney, and Fox and the GOP, called apologizing to terrorists:

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”
— Embassy statement, issued 6 a.m. EST, some six hours before the attack.

So let's compare:

US embassy: "The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims... We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the universal right of free speech</span> to hurt the religious beliefs of others."

Romney: "I think people should have the common courtesy and judgment– the good judgment– not to be– not to offend other peoples’ faiths."

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Romney just said exactly the same thing that the embassy did, but Romney went one more step. He said that you should abuse the First Amendment.</span> Remember, Republicans were upset that the embassy didn't DEFEND the First Amendment. Romney, went one step further and accused the filmmaker of abusing it. <u>So there are moral limits on the First Amendment, Romney says. So is Romney saying the violence was justified? Well, he's certainly suggesting that the filmmaker doesn't have clean hands here.</u>

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>This is beyond belief. If anything, Romney's statement is "worse" than the US embassy statement, because Romney made clear that there are moral limits to the First Amendment.</span>

Under Romney's definition, and Fox's and GOP Chair Reince Priebus, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Mitt Romney just apologized to the folks who killed our ambassador.</span>

Just wait a few hours, Romney is going to be backtracking on this entire thing. </div></div>

09-16-2012, 12:33 PM
One in a long pattern of how Ritt Momney does exactly what he attacks Obama for doing.

The 'private sector is doing fine' 'gaffe.'? Check.

'You didn't build it yourself'? Check.

A Keynesian approach to the macro-economy? Check.

That's all present tense, or recently.

If you go back somewhat in time, you can hear Momney all over every Democratic talking point on many subjects.

Global warming. Gay rights. Health care reform, and the need for personal mandates, at a national level.

It's just amazing. It's like he's a paper mache standup version of himself, that disappears on a side view, standing for nothing, and prone to swing around in any breeze.

His triumph in winning the nomination either represents an utter paucity of credible Republican candidates, or their cynical calculation that this thing will be terrible at least another 4 years and why take any ownership for the next little term.

I think it's the former, and the reason is that the GOP has run out of gas, policy-wise, running on 30-year old fumes, and hence subjected to the hostile takeover bid from their right wing.

09-17-2012, 08:36 AM
I do believe he screwed the pooch on this one. It is a fine line to walk trying to say he personally does not think the people should have produced that video but he did not know when to shut up and eventually it looks like he has the same viewpoints as those he attacked.


Gayle in MD
09-17-2012, 09:57 AM
Always said he would destroy himself with his own yapping mouth!

Glad he followed what was par for the course, and we don't have to worry too much now, that he can ever be president!

I do't intend to cut back on my work in that interests however. Can[t take ANY chances of this sociopath ever being in the White House! But so far....

BRAVO! I hope Twit Mitt keeps on spitting out his usual ****!