“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”, Romney said.
The following morning at a campaign office in Jacksonville, Florida, Romney elaborated on his remarks, digging his heels in as he told reporters, “I think it’s a terrible course for America to stand in apology for our values, that instead when our grounds are being attacked and being breached, that the first response of the United States must be outrage.”Even if the the timing of the statement may have been wrong - it does speak to the spirit of the Obama administration typical response to murderous attacks on US personnel.
Romney’s comments stemmed from a statement issued by the United States Embassy in Cairo, appealing for religious tolerance after protests erupted outside diplomatic buildings in both Egypt and Libya over a video made by a US citizen deriding the Prophet Mohammed. The statement, which condemned “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims”, was released before the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. [France 24]As US soldiers are being killed in cold blood - the stress of Ramadan is blamed. Enough with the lectures on Islam - what about what we believe?
I thought that the new/emerging Obama response was in part shaped by political pressure - away from the film more onto the rebels and those weapons - and even Clinton seems to have tightened up her remarks. As she sits with her counterpart from the moderate Muslim police state of Morocco - where you are jailed for leaving your religion of Islam! [Imagine police knocking on your door for this!!]
It is understandable that what will follow if Muslim nations succeed in getting rid of our freedom of speech - they will not be able to resist the temptation to go after our freedom of religion and conscience.
Yes, these nice Muslim people, who like to shop [for all the 'ignorant' people who can't understand these complex issues] - don't believe in the freedoms that we do!!