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Romney criticizes Obama response to Libya, Egypt attacks

There are 2962 comments on the Reuters story from Sep 11, 2012, titled Romney criticizes Obama response to Libya, Egypt attacks. In it, Reuters reports that:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday criticized the Obama administration's initial response to violent attacks at U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya as a campaign centered on the U.S. economy took a detour into foreign policy.

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Ken

Orinda, CA

#835 Sep 15, 2012
frank wrote:
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What – vote republican you say? Would you also hire the arsonist that burned down your house? A bunch of arsonists burn down your house, so you hired a carpenter to rebuild it. Then everyday that carpenter heads out of his house, he finds those arsonists are flattening his tires, putting up road blocks and stealing his tools to keep him from rebuilding your home. But that’s not the end, those same arsonists come to you and say – you see, you see, he can't rebuild your home, he doesn’t know how! Please hire us we know how to do it ...
Middle East in an uproar....an ambassador murdered
Anti-America flag burning in 24 nations on 4 continents
Presidents skips briefings while attending endless fundraisers
Home values dow 35%
Net family work decreasing
Unemployment high
Gasoline, food, clothing prices way up
Most Americans say we are on the wrong track
Dems obsessed with abortion, contraception, gay marriage, tuition breaks for illegal aliens

Yeah...let's have 4 mores years of that good stuff!

Of course Frank is from a failed Democrat city, Oakland....go figure.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#837 Sep 15, 2012
Ken wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess ya didn't see the hate America mobs now in 24 nations? on 4 continents?
You'll always be a mindless apologist for Obama.
i am not apologizing for anyone. i am holding fast for the truth and facts.

I was talking about the people that represent those countries, not the radical crazies that riot everytime someone farts to the right...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#838 Sep 15, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
<quoted text>
His initial "Apology Tour" has emboldened our enemies, including Militant Islam, while his ineptitude has left our embassies unguarded in nations with strong militant Islamic forces, despite repeated attacks and warning of attack.
Leaving our diplomats unguarded, on 9/11 no less, was malfeasance beyond the pale.
Militant Islam does not understand peace. They only know that the U.S. is now weak, is their enemy, and they intend to kill us. No amount of financial aid or "being nice" is going to change that.
They have declared war upon us, but Obama refuses to declare war upon them. U.S. foreign policy should be even handed and fair, but should also be defended at the point of a gun at a moments notice.
God you are so full of bullshit...

the first apology tour never happened. there were no apologies, you were just stupid enough to believe liars. you should have listened to the speeches yourself. i did and there was not apology in any of them.(you will not be able to produce a quote of one, as proof of such...)

The embassies WERE protected. the warning was about the movie possibly causing riots, not a possible attack like this.

You think we should declare war on LIbya? Against the gov;t that is helping us find the murderers?

you need to startt looking at the facts and think for yourself, if you are able to do that.
ihateobama

Henderson, TX

#839 Sep 15, 2012
obama and the US State Department had 48 hours knowledge before our Embassy was attacked in Libya by Muslim militants. He allowed our Ambassador Christopher Stevens to be left unprotected without any help. While Stevens was being sodomized and dying, our president decided he needed to go to sleep.

Upon awaking and hearing the news, he issues an apology to the Muslims, who were insulted by the Youtube film. Only after Mitt Romney made a speech and criticized how obama handled the situation, obama was suddenly in front of the camera feigning anger and promising retribution…

What should have happen when obama had the 48 hour notice? J. Christopher Stevens, our Ambassador should have been quickly escorted to a safe house along an unknown route as the typical diplomatic rescue plan in response to such a scenario, but those plans were botched as admittedly Libyan sources divulged the location of our Ambassador’s sanctuary and proceeded to brutalize, rape, and murder J. Christopher Stevens, a US diplomat who found himself without protection or support by the Obama administration once the known plan for a violent uprising began. The question is, why would President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly leave our Ambassador to Libya in harms way when they could have sent word to him to evacuate or could have issued military helicopters heavily armed, to simply air lift our man and his staff from the hot zone. Yet, President Obama, in completely characteristic fashion, allowed an atrocity to occur.

Muslims have been emboldened enough to strike with vicious tenacity at our foreign held US diplomatic compounds in the Middle East without fear or anticipation of reprisal. In other words, they must be confident that America under Barack Obama will do nothing in response to have it’s Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, raped, murdered, and paraded half naked through the Libyan streets just like they did to Muammar Gaddafi.

obama is behind the uprising of the Arab Spring, and President Obama illegally brought the US into a war with Libya without Congressional approval, an impeachable offense. President Obama condoned the overthrow of President Mubarak in Egypt, declaring the occasion to be an “Arab Spring” yet both Libya and Egypt are decidedly in the hands of the Muslim brotherhood.

In all this, the insane and unpatriotic narratives of Democratic talking points and the unmitigated support of the US leftist media have actually tried to blame Governor Mitt Romney for making a public statement that called the actions of these Muslim terrorists as inexcusable, beyond tolerance, and indicative of the weakness in the Obama foreign policy doctrine that has encouraged the brazen hostility upon US Embassies abroad. Mitt Romney called for a strong and swift response to the unthinkable attacks that have allowed our enemies to commit terrible acts of violence against us with the reassurance that the Obama administration will do little in response. Romney merely spoke correctly in condemning the actions of the Muslim militants who were allowed to successfully conduct murderous operations against our Embassies with the apparent knowledge of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

What has President Obama done in this crisis since now even more of our American consulates in other countries have come under attack? Well, he’s going to Las Vegas for a fundraiser. He has spoken to a couple of magazines that wanted his interview, and had denounced Governor Mitt Romney for speaking out about the tragedy.

This president is on the wrong side, and if America re-elects him, we get what we deserve!!!

sources:nowrepublic
The Show Must Go On

Rochester, MN

#840 Sep 15, 2012
Romney criticizes Obama response to Libya, Egypt attacks

I say that is a good thing
ihateobama

Henderson, TX

#841 Sep 15, 2012
If that's not enough proof the I dont f**kin know what is!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#842 Sep 15, 2012
ihateobama wrote:
obama and the US State Department had 48 hours knowledge before our Embassy was attacked in Libya by Muslim militants. He allowed our Ambassador Christopher Stevens to be left unprotected without any help. While Stevens was being sodomized and dying, our president decided he needed to go to sleep.
Upon awaking and hearing the news, he issues an apology to the Muslims, who were insulted by the Youtube film. Only after Mitt Romney made a speech and criticized how obama handled the situation, obama was suddenly in front of the camera feigning anger and promising retribution…
What should have happen when obama had the 48 hour notice? J. Christopher Stevens, our Ambassador should have been quickly escorted to a safe house along an unknown route as the typical diplomatic rescue plan in response to such a scenario, but those plans were botched as admittedly Libyan sources divulged the location of our Ambassador’s sanctuary and proceeded to brutalize, rape, and murder J. Christopher Stevens, a US diplomat who found himself without protection or support by the Obama administration once the known plan for a violent uprising began. The question is, why would President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly leave our Ambassador to Libya in harms way when they could have sent word to him to evacuate or could have issued military helicopters heavily armed, to simply air lift our man and his staff from the hot zone. Yet, President Obama, in completely characteristic fashion, allowed an atrocity to occur.
Muslims have been emboldened enough to strike with vicious tenacity at our foreign held US diplomatic compounds in the Middle East without fear or anticipation of reprisal. In other words, they must be confident that America under Barack Obama will do nothing in response to have it’s Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, raped, murdered, and paraded half naked through the Libyan streets just like they did to Muammar Gaddafi.
obama is behind the uprising of the Arab Spring, and President Obama illegally brought the US into a war with Libya without Congressional approval, an impeachable offense. President Obama condoned the overthrow of President Mubarak in Egypt, declaring the occasion to be an “Arab Spring” yet both Libya and Egypt are decidedly in the hands of the Muslim brotherhood.
In all this, the insane and unpatriotic narratives of Democratic talking points and the unmitigated support of the US leftist media have actually tried to blame Governor Mitt Romney for making a public statement that called the actions of these Muslim terrorists as inexcusable, beyond tolerance, and indicative of the weakness in the Obama foreign policy doctrine that has encouraged the brazen hostility upon US Embassies abroad. Mitt Romney called for a strong and swift response to the unthinkable attacks that have allowed our enemies to commit terrible acts of violence against us with the reassurance that the Obama administration will do little in response. Romney merely spoke correctly in condemning the actions of the Muslim militants who were allowed to successfully conduct murderous operations against our Embassies with the apparent knowledge of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
What has President Obama done in this crisis since now even more of our American consulates in other countries have come under attack? Well, he’s going to Las Vegas for a fundraiser. He has spoken to a couple of magazines that wanted his interview, and had denounced Governor Mitt Romney for speaking out about the tragedy.
This president is on the wrong side, and if America re-elects him, we get what we deserve!!!
sources:nowrepublic
Wow! have you been duped! unbelievable that there are people as gullible and uninformed as you in the US.

i have shares of the Brooklyn bridge I'll sell you for 10 cnets on the dollar....
bottlecap

United States

#843 Sep 15, 2012
frank wrote:
<quoted text>
Not only the Afghans did not know about any US presents but neither did we - that’s because we were never there!!!! Your understanding of history is atrocious and rightwing troglodyte!!!! 3 billion in U.S. dollars were funneled into that war to train and equip troops with weapons. With the support by Saudi Arabia, Britain's MI6 and SAS, Egypt, Iran, and the People's Republic of China. What turned the war in favor of the Afghans was the Stinger missiles, shoulder-fired, antiaircraft weapons that they used against Soviet helicopters. Pakistan's secret service, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was used for most of these activities to disguise the sources of support for the resistance.
<quoted text>
Very Good Frank! You make my point for me; 3 BILLION US dollars funneled into the Afghan conflict and our objectives were met. No hostility towards the US at all.

What a difference between the Conservative Reagan and the NWO Bush
wouldn't you say? Sr. could have offered support to the Muslim side after Saddam invaded Kuwait without taking the LEAD Military role in protecting Saudi Arabia. Oh well.

Now thanks to four straight NWO Presidents, the middle-east is in choas and the US Security is threatened.
ihateobama

Henderson, TX

#844 Sep 15, 2012
Ur a f**kin idiot are u for America or against? Obama is against us obviously. So stfu

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#845 Sep 15, 2012
bottlecap wrote:
<quoted text>
Very Good Frank! You make my point for me; 3 BILLION US dollars funneled into the Afghan conflict and our objectives were met. No hostility towards the US at all.
What a difference between the Conservative Reagan and the NWO Bush
wouldn't you say? Sr. could have offered support to the Muslim side after Saddam invaded Kuwait without taking the LEAD Military role in protecting Saudi Arabia. Oh well.
Now thanks to four straight NWO Presidents, the middle-east is in choas and the US Security is threatened.
The soviets were pulling out at the end of conservative Reagan's term. he could have done the real conservative thing and spent a few million, maybe tens of millions to see that the right factions won the battle for control of the war torn country instead of just up and leaving and letting the Saudi's do just what i said.

it would have saved the world trillions. THAT would have been conservative.
bottlecap

United States

#846 Sep 15, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>The soviets were pulling out at the end of conservative Reagan's term. he could have done the real conservative thing and spent a few million, maybe tens of millions to see that the right factions won the battle for control of the war torn country instead of just up and leaving and letting the Saudi's do just what i said.
it would have saved the world trillions. THAT would have been conservative.
What Bush Sr. did in Iraq War I was hardly mandatory. Certainly, nothing going on in Afghanistan was pressuring him to lead a
GLOBAL Coalition against Saddam.

Unfortunately, Bush Sr. was a NWO President who put the Interests of the International Bankers ahead of thinking about what was best for the United States.
bottlecap

United States

#847 Sep 15, 2012
cont.

Obama "inherited" a BAD ECONOMY??? The economy was bad when he became President but he was a partaker in the policies that caused it to be bad.

He was the lead lawyer for Acorn in a suit against Citibank forcing them to make unsecured loans to unqualified applicants.

A top receipient of polirical contributions from Fanny and Freddie prior to meltdown.

Top Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008

Name Office Party/State Total
1. Dodd, Christopher J S D-CT$133,900
2. Kerry, John S D-MA $111,000
3. Obama, Barack S D-IL $105,849
4. Clinton, Hillary S D-NY $75,550
5. Kanjorski, Paul E H D-PA $65,500
6. Bennett, Robert F S R-UT $61,499
7. Johnson, Tim S D-SD $61,000
8. Conrad, Kent S D-ND $58,991
9. Davis, Tom H R-VA $55,499
10. Bond, Christopher S 'Kit' S R-MO $55,400
11. Bachus, Spencer H R-AL $55,300
12. Shelby, Richard C S R-AL $55,000
13. Emanuel, Rahm H D-IL $51,750
14. Reed, Jack S D-RI $50,750
15. Carper, Tom S D-DE $44,389
16. Frank, Barney H D-MA $40,100
17. Maloney, Carolyn B H D-NY $38,750
18. Bean, Melissa H D-IL $37,249
19. Blunt, Roy H R-MO $36,500
20. Pryce, Deborah H R-OH $34,750
21. Miller, Gary H R-CA $33,000
22. Pelosi, Nancy H D-CA $32,750
23. Reynolds, Tom H R-NY $32,700
24. Hoyer, Steny H H D-MD $30,500
25. Hooley, Darlene H D-OR $28,750

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/07/top-s...

He also took financial advice from Franklin Raines and put Jim Johnson on his VP search committee.

When Pelosi and Reid took over Congress in Jan. 2007, the economy was sound.

January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:

AT THE TIME:
* The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77

* The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%

* The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

Yes, the economy went south BEFORE he was President but he was hardly out of the financial loop when he ran for President.

He, like McCain and Biden were Officers on the Costa Concordia. Now taking a high-ranking member of that crew and making him the New Captain was bound to lead to failure.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#848 Sep 15, 2012
bottlecap wrote:
<quoted text>
What Bush Sr. did in Iraq War I was hardly mandatory. Certainly, nothing going on in Afghanistan was pressuring him to lead a
GLOBAL Coalition against Saddam.
Unfortunately, Bush Sr. was a NWO President who put the Interests of the International Bankers ahead of thinking about what was best for the United States.
How is this germain to the post i put up in any way? your timeline and list of countries is off bya long shot.
The Show Must Go On

Rochester, MN

#849 Sep 15, 2012
Obama’s Arab Spring Outreach Backfires

Islamic fundamentalists have taken over, and now Obama back peddles

The Obama Administration again mis-stepped and spawned the Islamic version of Marist Communism.
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#850 Sep 15, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
A conservative said it best on RMoney's pandering and disrespect:
Conservative writer David Frum wrote on Wednesday, "Politicians must pander, it goes with the job. But they mustn't leave their fingerprints all over their pandering. The Romney campaign's attempt to score political points on the killing of American diplomats was a dismal business in every respect." [Washington Wire, The Wall Street Journal, 9/12/12]
It was so hamhanded, like he was attempting to score political points, and displaying fractured foreign policy at the same time....looking amatuerish at every turn....
bottlecap

United States

#851 Sep 15, 2012
CunningLinguist wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting, but seriously flawed summation of FACT.
Each FACT should have supporting evidence. Where is it?
Bold statements have been made, equally bold proof is necessary or each statement can be dismissed as opinion, lie, or outright distortion.
I assume you are honest. Please provide the details.
"Just the facts maam, just the facts:
~Joe Friday - Dragnet
Still working on your request.

Obama has been strong on foreign policy?? Of course, this is laughable. His claim to foreign policyb success is Predicated on one constant; and that is the NEWS BLACKOUT.

Afghanistan: We stopped training Afghans because there were too many of our own soldiers being shot. Karzai looking for BILLIONS in annual aid. Obama keeping the troops in Afghanistan until after the election so they won't vote against him.

Iraq: They actually have a surplus. They refused to support the US on Syria and would not give out military immunity from prosecution. Troops are out of Iraq based on an agreement between Bush and al Maliki

Libya: Waged an Unauthorized War in the country leading to ethnic cleaning, ir lynchings, beheadings, beatings, being dragged out of hospital beds and massive displacement. Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks out and calls for the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity. The MSM ignores the story and pressures Jesse Jr. into having a nervous breakdown.

Egypt: Encouraged the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. Now the Muslim Brotherhood runs Egypt;ie the very group that assassinated Anwar Sadat, the signer of Camp David Peace Accords, and srill continues to give over a BILLION dollars in foreign aid to the country.

Syria: working with Al Quada to overthrow one of the last vestages of socialist power. China and Russia know who is behind this movement and have drawn the line.
----------
I could go on, but I think the point has been made:

What Patrick Kennedy said about Afghanistan could be applied to other countries as well.

bottlecap

United States

#852 Sep 15, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>How is this germain to the post i put up in any way? your timeline and list of countries is off bya long shot.
You said that if the Reagan Administration had spent making sure the right side won it would have saved TRILLIONS. I see you are saying that Al Quada would not have had a safe haven to train for 9-11 BUT you are skipping over Iraq War I that participated the WTC Attack. Remember, there was a quasi-sucessful attempt in 1993

Besides, considering the religious fanaticism in that country I doubt there is/was a right side.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#853 Sep 15, 2012
Bob Lewis wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you have another option? We must submit to the islamists demands or they will kill more of our diplomats?
They hold all the cards now. We voted to be less than and must submit to the will of the islamists.
Yes, we do have options:

The United States ordered non-essential staff to leave its embassies in Tunisia and Sudan on Saturday after both diplomatic posts were attacked and Khartoum rejected a U.S. request to send a platoon of Marines to bolster security at its mission there.

"Given the security situation in Tunis and Khartoum, the U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of all family members and non-emergency personnel from both posts, and issued parallel travel warnings to American citizens," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

Simple.

I can't understand what the hell we are doing in the middle east to begin with.

Oh'that's right.

OIL.
bottlecap

United States

#854 Sep 15, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>It was so hamhanded, like he was attempting to score political points, and displaying fractured foreign policy at the same time....looking amatuerish at every turn....
Fractured Foreign Policy???

Obama seems to be operating under the Bush "Islam is a religion of peace" illusion.

My only concern about Romney is that he is part of the New World Order Crown along with the Bushes, the Clintons, Bob Dole, John McCain, Linsey Grahm, John Kerry, Joe Biden, Obama and, of course Dick Cheney.
BO Non stop Media Farting

Orange, CA

#855 Sep 15, 2012
Memo to non-leftist bloggers, reporters, and culture-shapers: TAKE THE GODDAMN GLOVES OFF.

This campaign just got real. From right now until election day, no holds are barred.

The mainstream media has dropped all pretense of impartiality. Their behavior in response to the latest Mideast crisis was blatant, outrageous — and effective. When the world erupted on September 11 and the Obama administration groveled at the feet of our barbarian attackers, the major news outlets — knowing that this was a disastrous turn of events for the Obama campaign which could not be spun in his favor — decided the only solution was to brazenly change the subject to a fabricated peripheral side issue: that Romney had committed some kind of “gaffe” by criticizing the government’s weak-kneed response.


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