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September 12, 2012

Disgraceful Romney

In case you missed it:
A State Department officer was killed after armed protesters stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, furious about an amateur video that has been viewed as insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
About that video, here's the AP:
The protest was a result of outrage over a movie being promoted by an anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the United States, clips of which are available on YouTube and dubbed in Egyptian Arabic. The video depicts Muhammad as a fraud, and shows him having sex and calling for massacres. Muslims find it offensive to depict Muhammad at all, much less in an insulting way.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
In the hours leading up to the rally in Cairo, the U.S. Embassy there invoked the First Amendment rights to free speech, but said the film constituted an abuse of those rights.

"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," it said in a statement. "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." [emphasis added]
So how does the Romney Campaign respond to the death of a State Department officer?

By smearing the Obama Administration with a lie:
"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,” Romney said. “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.”
It's simple, the statement out of the embassy in Cairo was not made in response to the attacks - but to the youtube film.

It's bad enough to politicize the death of a State Department officer, but to smear while doing it is even worse.  Everything that follows from the Romney Campaign is a lie.

A disgraceful lie.

6 comments:

Heir to the Throne said...

A disgraceful lie.
Yep This whole post is one.
It's simple, the statement out of the embassy in Cairo was not made in response to the attacks - but to the youtube film.
So much for defending Free Speech.
We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others
Of course that does not include Dayvoe's Catholic bashing.

The Expatriate said...

@Heir to the Throne

Defending free speech doesn't mean approving of everything someone says. The statements made by the Embassy were clearly meant to head off violence. Sadly they failed. Even more sadly, fools like you will condemn them without even getting your facts straight.

Conservative Mountaineer said...

Let's see if I understand...

First, the liberals say this film is bad and affects mooslims, but films from Hollywood don't.

Second, the liberals can't explain how a film that (suppossedly) came out on July 2nd and (mostly) noone had heard of was (suddenly) an issue.

Third, the liberals are claiming this film disses Mooslims and caused this uprising, but Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden's constant 'spiking' of the ball concerning Osama's (suppossed) death didn't?

Dayvoe said...

"Supposed" death?

EdHeath said...

Way to show how conservatives are (supposed to be) more mature than liberals, CM.

Just like how Paul Ryan has fantasy numbers in his budget, and Mitt Romney can't decide whether he likes healthcare reform or not. Or give even one example of a deduction to eliminate for top tax bracket wage earners to maintain revenue as Romney lowers tax rates.

Maria said...

From Mitt Romney's own Talking Points:

Questions & Answers:
Don’t you think it was appropriate for the embassy to condemn the controversial movie in question? Are you standing up for movies like this?

– Governor Romney rejects the reported message of the movie. There is no room for religious hatred or intolerance.


Etch A Sketch much? There he goes again!