Lucky Obama. He now has someone else on whom he can (try to) blame his mistakes
in an attempt to draw voters away from major issues and who refuses to accept
responsibility on nearly all issues. It seems to be true that small people
shoot at big targets. Romney is a big target.
Dear Mad Hatter and other Romney critics, careful study of the issues that face
America like the crushing debt, the down grade of our credit, the Fed buying up
more junk investments, a State dept. loaded with muslim sympathizers, real
unemployment at 14%, a unfettered credit card President, an un read or
impossible healthcare law and you continue to support this President who abuses
his power through Exc Orders to circumvent our laws? Pull your head out of the
sand and look at the facts. Four more years, as Tennessee Ernie Ford used to
sing, will find us deeper in debt cuase we owe our souls to the Chinese store.
All this tough talk from a state with one of the lowest military elistment rates
in the country.
I think we should all just calm down and find our happy place and sing Kumbaya.
At least that has been the strategy for the past many years. Our soldiers in
the middle east can only shoot at a sniper if they are still holding the gun
when they try to return fire; rumor that the Marines in Egypt were not allowed
to carry live ammunition; that all it takes to solve a problem is to have a beer
together.It would be a great world, wouldn't it, but our
current enemies don't seem to understand these new rules. To them, the
winner is the one who kills the most people.In any event, I have a
difficult time understanding those who are convinced that Romney would be any
worse at foreign affairs than our current leadership - perhaps he speaks too
quickly, but I think he has a point most of the time.
We (the U.S.) liberate Libya from a brutal dictator, provide hundreds of
millions in aid. We help in providing free elections in Egypt, giving 2 billion
to the govt controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood. What we get in return is spit
in our faces, diplomats murdered, and attacked with our embassies destroyed by
thugs while their government looks on. Then our govt representatives use words
"disgusted" and "abhorrent" to describe a stupid movie made by a
stupid man. While "Deeply Saddened" is used to describe the brutal
attacks on Americans. When we are so far in debt, why are we giving
these countries any money? History has clearly shown us that appeasement only
fans the flames of aggression. Islam may be divided into many different
factions, but what unites all of them is their hatred for the U.S. This
wasn't about the movie. It is about their hatred towards the U.S.
Let's stop trying to pretend that we can fix that.
To CI 12:22 p.m. Sept. 14, 2012The people you named are telling the
truth about Willard. That's not attacking him. Even influential people in
his own party are making the same complaints. Mitt put his foot in his mouth
big time, and he's paying the price for it now (and there is a good chance
the Republicn Party will also pay for Willard's mistakes). Rightly so.I really wish Jon Huntsman was the nominee. Governor Huntsman is
qualified and experienced on both the domestic and foreign levels, and he
wouldn't screw up the way Willard has done during the entire campaign
(especially where foreign affairs are concerned). It's too bad that
Huntsman wasn't enough of a radical extremist to placate the far right base
of the Republican Party. The Party and the country are much worse off because
of Governor Huntsman's absence.
LDS Liberal, I don't doubt there are some things Carter did right and
Reagan did wrong. And I don't blame presidents for everything that goes
wrong on their watch. I blame them for poor leadership and confused foreign
policy. Reagan's philosophy of peace through strength, his decisiveness
and firmness, were a breath of fresh air after Carter's weakness and
tentativeness. Obama is as bad or worse in my book. Just doesn't seem to
pay attention and he seems have a delusion that islamists will like us because
he's a cool guy. Romney has proven himself to be a successful leader in
everything he has done - in business, in church and in public life.
Furry1993, read what Gingrich has to say about the way our present leadership
has handled this issue. You may think Romney didn't think, but you better
look at the president who failed to act when action was needed.
“Obama on Egypt: Not an ally or an enemy” CBS 9/13/12“White House Clarifies Obama's Egypt Gaffe” One News Page,
9/14/12“ROUND UP: Islamists Worldwide Setting Countries on
Fire” Breitbart, 9/14/12“Universities in Fargo and Texas
evacuated after bomb threats” 9/14/12“Threat made to
Valparaiso University campus” PostTrib, SunTimes News 9/14/12“Obama Proposes $129M Cut From 'Embassy Security, Construction, and
Maintenance” Breitbart, 9/14/12“ Romney's first
tweet of day recognizes 9/11...Obama's first tweet calls for campaign
volunteers” WashTimes, 9/11/12And what does the next guy in
charge say? Vice President Biden yesterday “I am supposedly an expert on
foreign policy”.This is leadership to you?Congratulations on completely falling for the narrative the mainstream media
has set and being clueless that Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster. In other news, just in the past hour or two “US Credit Rating Cut
by Egan-Jones ... Again”-CNBC
UtahBlueDevil:Is that the problem-you just don’t read anything about
Obama? Here’s what he’s been up to while you and the media have been
obsessing about Romney (and before you dismiss conservative sources, remember
that no one else will report these things. All the information is documented at
the websites, if you decide to look them up):“In unusual
snub, Obama to avoid meeting with Netanyahu”—Reuters 9/11/12“Obama Back on Letterman Next Week”-National Journal,
9/11/12“Jay-Z, Beyonce to host Obama fundraiser”
Washington Times, 9/13/12“James Taylor, Eddie Vedder set to
rock Obama fundraisers” The Hill, 9/12/12“Unreal: On Day
Following Libya Assassinations, Obama Skips Another Intel Briefing”
Townhall, 9/13/12“Despite Libyan Crisis, Obama Campaign Plans
to Stay on Schedule” NYT, 9/12/12“Obama compares his
campaign volunteers to embassy staff killed in Libya”-Washington Post,
9/12/12“No Marines for Libyan Ambassador, Full Security Detail
for Valerie Jarrett Vacation” Breitbart, 9/14/12To be
KTC John has summed it all up nicely and factually. We still haven't heard
from the White House why the U.S. Emabassy in Libya was left so unprotected in
such a volatile unstable state. And Obama has rejected suggestions of cutting
off aid to Egypt and the Muslem Brotherhood when Egypt has done essentially
nothing in protecting our embassy there. Obama condemns the statement by U.S.
State dept out of Cairo just as Romney did, and criticism of Romney dominates
the airwaves, far exceeding criticism of the terrorists who killed 4 Americans.
And all you liberals claim Republicans are partisan and divisive? Are you
serious? Were you awake during the Bush Administration?I don't agree
with many of Romney's positions, but I don't understand how an
educated American can sit there and defend Obama's policies and leadership
blunders time and time and time again. He has spent his entire term spending
with no conscience and campaigning. One of the Worst Presidents Ever!
UtahBlueDevil"Thera are bizzaro comments like "Obama snubs
Israel in favor of Letterman" or Obama is missing meetings - what voodoo
news source did this mess come from."In unusual snub, Obama to
avoid meeting Netanyahu: Yahoo newsObama snubs Netanyahu over scheduling
conflict: ReutersObama to appear on Letterman: CBS (same news cycle as
Netanyahu snub)Obama misses more than half of his security meeting:
Washington PostSuch news is probably ignored on MSNBC: because it is
Oh my! Another distraction, another smokescreen. Ladies and gentlemen, the
fact of the matter is, if we allow this man to have another 4 years in charge of
the checkbook, the USA is finished as the leader of the free world. Sixteen
trillion ($16,000,000,000,000)in debt and counting. Gutting our missile defense
system, etc, etc. Go ahead and vote for him if that's what you want. Your
children, granchildren, and great grandchildren will honor your name for what
you did to them, I am sure. God bless the USA, and God help the USA. We as a
people are apparently too stupid to help ourselves!
SoCalChrisRiverside, CAThis is Reagan vs Carter all over
again. Reagan had the right approach and Carter had the wrong one.============ Huh?!Carter cancelled the B-1A in favor
of cruise missiles.Reagan over-turned that decision, and brought back the
$billion B-1Bs.30 years later....B-1s have all been
retired, melted-down, museums or sold as scrap aluminum.Ever hear
of;AGM-86 ALCM air launched cruise missile, BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise
missile.AGM-129 ACM Advanced Cruise missile.Front-line in
service, America's 1st Line of Defense today...FYI - I
loved Ronald Reagan - voted for him twice, and served in the USAF under him, but I'm not stupid enough nor prideful to admit when he was right, and
when he was wrong.
Romney may be a good businessman.But he is a DISASTER when it comes
to foreign policy.This fact has been demonstrated repeatedly
throughout his campaign.Tsk. Tsk.
What I don't understand is why do people feel compelled to make stuff up to
justify their voting for their candidate. Vote for Romney, he isn't a bad
guy....but quit making stuff up. There was no apology from the
white house to extremist.There were terrorist attacks against US
embassy's after 9/11 - Bush didn't stop that.Thera are
bizzaro comments like "Obama snubs Israel in favor of Letterman" or
Obama is missing meetings - what voodoo news source did this mess come from.Making irrational statements isn't going to get rational people
vote for your guy. It will have the counter effect if any... but usually be
ignored as more crazy talk from the "I can't stand the dude"
crowd.... which now just becomes noise.If you want to prove you guy
is better, detail what that person would have actually done. Bush nationalized
airport security after 9/11 which was the right thing to do. That is an active
action. So in that vein, what would Romney do to prevent angry protesters from
demonstrating at US embassies n the future. What would Romney do actively to
change the dynamic there.
@patriot"This pathetic apology by the Egyptian embassy was typical
appeasement and should have ALSO been denounced by the president but that
opportunity came"Apology? They criticized a movie. That's
not an apology and after the attack they condemned the violence. As did Obama
and Clinton. What I don't understand is why you and Romney think that in a
tense foreign affairs situation we shouldn't do what we can to try and
diffuse the situation. Oh, and your candidate "apologized" too,
according to his and your standards."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," he said. "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." - Mitt Romney
@Furry1993Yes, Mitt is being attacked by: Chuck Todd who is a former
Democrat hill staffer. Politico who is comprised of former left-wing activists
including a staffer for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Michael Scherer from Time who
is also a reporter for left-wing Mother Jones and Salon.com. Ben Smith who is a
left-wing hack. Ezra Klein who started the corrupt left-wing Journolist and now
is the Washington Post fact checker. They do Not want anyone to
notice that Obama is consistently missing intelligence meetings (including
before and AFTER the embassy attacks)Obama snubs Israel in favor of
LettermanObama's foreign policy is failingObama's
current state is remarkably similar to Carter's (who was ahead of Reagan
before the debates and before the middle east blew up in his face because his
policies failed), who accused Reagan of "shoot first aim later"; exactly
like Obama is trying to paint Romney.Obama: we do NOT need this guy
(or his mindless media sycophants)
the real question here is - who is doing the attacking??? Surprise surprise it
is the liberal Obama media. Mitt did the right thing at the right time. This
pathetic apology by the Egyptian embassy was typical appeasement and should have
ALSO been denounced by the president but that opportunity came .... and went.
Freedom of speech is under attack in our country and one only need listen to
Hilary Clinton place blame on our citizens for the terrorist attacks in Libya.
The first words out of Clinton's mouth were a condemnation of OUR country
and not the terrorists. Go figure. In other words - the PC police will be
clamping down on free speech in the US. Yes we have to first make sure we
aren't hurting the feelings of terrorists before we speak out... even with
a movie shown in our own country...after all it is the US that provokes terror
and is responsible for the terror round the world ... according to team Obama.
Our nice terrorist friends would be happy to play nice if we would just stop
provoking them. Darn US citizens anyway!!!!
The Middle East is THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE on Earth. Whether it is the
terrorists, dictators, 3-religion conflicts, religious history, poverty or other
myriad challenges, America will always be considered a meddler by some or
courted as a friend by others. We supply money to dictators,
weapons to practically everyone and try to referee all the squables. We are
simultaneously loved by governments and hated by their people.As a
young Air Force officer in pilot training in the 1970's, we had Iranian
students right beside us. America has sponsered untold programs and projects
throughout every nation over there.Today's demonstrations are
nothing new. The cause of them cannot be determined. But our politicians will
talk like they know exactly what's going on.The fact is: no one
knows why these things happen.
@ Thoughtful Voter: Can you please explain to me what makes a group of people
throwing rocks, fire bombs and killing Americans be termed as 'innocent
civilians' as you stated above? Last I checked, innocent civilian is
someone not involved in any way in any form of violence or killings. Once they
start violent protests, they are not innocent any more. Get a clue please and
stop apologizing like Obama, but at least I know why you would vote for him now.
Badger55 and Silo:Who is ultimately responsible for security?Straight from the State Department website:"The Secretary of
State, and by extension, the Chief of Mission (COM), are responsible for
developing and implementing security policies and programs that provide for the
protection of all U.S. Government personnel (including accompanying
dependents)on official duty abroad. This mission is executed through the Bureau
of Diplomatic Security (DS). Personal and facility protection are the most
critical elements of the DS mission abroad as they directly impact upon the
Department’s ability to carry out its foreign policy. With terrorist
organizations and coalitions operating across international borders, the threat
of terrorism against U.S. interests remains great. Therefore, any U.S. mission
overseas can be a target even if identified as being in a low-threat
environment."Hmm, so why is Hillary Clinton asking "how
could this happen?".
If Rommey had not made a statement we would have heard nothing from the White
House. Lets blame Romney and Americans that have jobs and pay taxes.
Everything bad about America is because of the hard workers who want to do their
fair share. The soliders that follow the commands of leaders that know so
little of the world. Lets just let the President make "us" feel bad
because we are the scum of the world. Who contributes billions of dollars in
tax payer money to the United Nations, IMF and World Bank. Those awful
Americans that go around the world making people "feel" bad. Well lets
pick up our toys and leave the playground. They can play with the rocks and
sticks and beat each other up for a change. Go Romney make more people feel.
So for all of you who are blaming President Obama's "lack of
leadership" then I must assume you hold President Bush and his "lack of
leadership" responsible for the first 9/11 attacks?
Willard isn't "under attack" for anything. He's being soundly
criticized for sticking his foot in his mouth (and halfway down his throat)
AGAIN. He's being soundly criticized for not thinking before he spoke.
He's being criticized for being clueless again.We do NOT need
The President needs to take resonsibility for his own and his complete
administration's failure to secure our nation's foreign diplomats and
employees worldwide from known evil people that have their goal to destory
Israel and our nation's image. We have not just had foreign terrorists try
to tear down our country in the past 4-years. The President's goal is to
provide for our common defense.
@Thoughtful VoterAs a non-LDS person I found your response and its
support (and Harry Reid) to be a far less sympathetic face of the LDS Church
than Mitt Romney
Silo,Marines/mercs are the inner security and you are right about the host
country for the outer security. Egypt clearly failed in that department. From
what i have researched there were no marines in Benghazi. Lybia didn't
their job either, but Lybia may not have the resources available to defend the
embassy given the state of their government. The State department must know
this. Egypt, however, does have the resources/manpower. But, if the guys
making the decisions buried their head in the sand and cost the life of two
former SEALS and a US Ambassador for fear of offending someone, then they are
responsible. Reports from Senior diplomatic officials say they had information
of a possible attack 48 hrs before it happened. And, if the attackers got to
the heart of the compound, killing the security force and Ambassador, then
whoever made the decision not to beef up the security two days before 9/11, most
certainly is at fault. Like I said, a direct reflection of the lack of
"But I know this means absolutely nothing. To you all, this isn't about
American. This is about Republicanism.... party over country. You all are
willing to sell out country to score what you think are political
points."Really? So those of us who side with Romney on this are
partisan and un-American, while you are detached and unbiased. Unbelievable. No I support Romney primarily because I agree with him on the economy
and foreign policy, and I don't support Obama because I believe he has been
a disaster in those 2 areas. I'm actually more aligned with Obama on a pet
issue of mine, but it's insignificant compared to those other 2. This is Reagan vs Carter all over again. Reagan had the right approach and
Carter had the wrong one. It's clear to me which candidate would do a
better job protecting our embassies.
gramma b: Muslims will say that "There is no compulsion in religion,"
but this is aggression aimed at compelling non-Muslims to submit to Sharia. You are correct, of course. The problem is one common to religious nuts
of any kind; they treat their chosen interpretation of god's word as if
it's their local sports team, willing to fight in the streets over the
equivalent of "my dad's bigger than your dad." We're talking about very small minds in play here (whether sports or
religion), and the only true pathway to calming them has to come from within
their own communities. The only alternative is destroying them, and I am deeply
concerned about the bloodbath that could become.
Liberal Ted: "They seem to only understand and respond to force. Flex our
muscles a bit and tell them to back off and stop killing Americans. If
they're willing to sacrifice millions of their own lives, then let it
be."It's very clear that you are not qualified to guide the
US response to global events, and you should be more introspective before
running your mouth/keyboard.I understand the gut reaction, that
lashing out in retribution would be the most gratifying, but do you really think
the US should or would take the position of being willing to slaughter millions
of the world's 1-1/2 billion Muslims in order to stop this thing
perpetrated by a subset of them? That's pretty clueless on your part.When Obama takes a softer approach, he's doing what any person
(whether he or Romney) should do in that situation: Don't say or do
anything reactive that doesn't leave any possibility of a future of peace
on the planet. That is not the same thing as making apologies or placating an
enemy. If you don't know the difference, then don't comment.
Romney's main advisor is Hannity.
The extremists who are creating all the chaos in various parts of the world look
for excuses all the time to "hate America." Trying to get along with
bullies doesn't work, and hasn't worked for the centuries this
conflict has existed, long before we became a nation. It is sad that a blood war
continues on and on, but it won't stop no matter what our leaders say.
Romney was just speaking the truth. The truth does make us free, but only in a
peace of mind sort of way when we have terrorism getting so much publicity.
Obama was out to lunch when this was all being put in motion.
Let's take money from our pay checks, and give it to the Muslim
Brotherhood, and other mid-east country.We have such great
"This is absolutely wrong. We are not aware of any actionable intelligence
indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or
imminent." REALLY! This incompetent President and Obama Administration IS
WORSE THAN I HAD THOUGHT POSSIBLE.
Obama learns crowd is gathering near Cairo embassy. Happens to be 9/11. He has
ominous intelligence from Great Britain. Can Obama put two and two together?
Why has he not already shored up the Embassies and Consulates? Instead of
calling Brotherhood and saying we are cutting off 2.0 billion if Brotherhood
does not protect Embassy, Obama administration does nothing. He ignores for
hours an apology for America issued in Cairo condemning the American citizen who
exercised his right of free speech condemning Islam. Obama back tracks and says
two apologies not approved by him. Obama condemns Romney for saying apologies
should not have been issued----the same exact new stance as Obama. Obama
condemned Romney before condemning terrorists. Election is most important to
Obama. Obama takes Air Force One to Vegas to campaign instead of hearing
intelligence briefings. That's the joke that we have for a president.
Liberal media immediately jumps to protect Obama no matter what Obama ineptly
says or does. Here's the question: Are there enough good Americans left
who love their country and their freedoms more than they love receiving a check
from the federal government?
To Mad Hatter and the others who characterize Romney's comment as
irresponsible or unpatriotic:Obama supporters would rather attack
Romney for criticizing the president then face the real issues about the
mistakes of the Obama administration. Remember when virtually every Democrat
was criticizing Bush's foreign policy, and overtly or implicitly supported
civil disobedience by anti-Bush protestors? I guess it is only out of bounds to
criticize a president if he is a Democrat.
"Mitt Romney under attack for administration's foreign policy
errors." That's got to be one of the worst headlines of all time;
Romney isn't under attack for any alleged errors the administration
made--he is under attack for cynically politicizing an act of terrorism and
misrepresenting what actually happened.
We act defensive, saying we can't do anything about this
"deplorable" film because of "free speech," as if free speech
were a regrettable thing. To the Muslims, this is about using violence and
threats of violence to force the entire world to observe the Sharia's
restrictions on insulting Islam and Mohammed. Muslims will say that
"There is no compulsion in religion," but this is aggression aimed at
compelling non-Muslims to submit to Sharia. It ought to be called out for what
it is. Instead of acting defensive, our government ought to be stating clearly
that the Muslims have no right to force Sharia on the world. There is no other
religion or point of view that is immune from "insult." If they want to
observe Sharia, they are free to do so. But they cannot force it on the rest of
MormonDem"Shame, shame, shame on Romney for shooting off at the
mouth before getting the facts"Let's do this again!!
Shame,shame, shame, shame, on Democrats for shooting off their mouths about
George Zimmerman before getting the facts. What happened in Egypt,
and Libya is clear racism, and murder. Now, blame Mitt Romney for doing what
Obama should have done?Let's not be hypocritical!
"Obama takes Air Force One to Vegas to campaign instead of hearing
intelligence briefings. Obama says nothing at all"..really folks. These
kind of criticisms are just unbelieveable. I hope these are simply the
frustrated rants of partisans..because if these kind of comments reflect real
beliefs..wow.More important point. After a seach of all the major
newspapers in this country, including those doing up to the minute coverage of
Romney..it looks like the DN is the only newspaper reporting this story. To
this point even the Romney campaign isn't running with this. With this
having broken yesterday I would think if it were credible we'd have heard
it from some where else by now. I'm patient so I'll wait and see..but
if it doesn't materialize the DN has some explaining to do.
Plain and simple, Romney just does not have the makings of a statesman, much
less the qualifications to be POTUS.
Well, one thing is clear now...Romney was right.
@RG"The difference is, Romney was right."No, he
wasn't. He asserted that the embassies response to the attack was to
apologize. That's not true, they condemned the violence. The statement
Romney was referring to that only commented on the movie... was a statement made
before the attack took place so of course there was no condemnation of attacks
in there because they hadn't happened. Not to mention that when you have a
tense situation that involves risking lives... why the heck would you NOT want
your embassies/consulates trying to calm things down? They weren't saying
anything contrary to American values since you can condemn hateful material
while still maintaining that they have the right to make that kind of speech. It
also doesn't change the fact that Romney, grinning like the Cheshire Cat
through his press conference, was trying to exploit a tragedy. So to
sum up, he either lied or spouted off before getting the facts straight (fired
before aiming), has no sense of foreign policy tact, and exploits tragedies
while openly displaying he cares most about his own ambitions. That's what
you want in a president? No thanks.
People wake up Romney said nothing wrong. Obama has said nothing at all.. I
wonder what people are thinking when they say lets vote for obama... oh just a
reminder gas is near $4.00 a gallon in Utah over $4 in other places, still the
unemployment rate is over 8% and America is looked at like a joke with no back
bone... Hey I got an idea lets vote for Obama for another 4 years and really
watch this country go down the tube. Great thoughts people.Lets
worry about Romney...ya right!
@Liberal Ted"They seem to only understand and respond to force.
"Because that worked so well in Afghanistan and Iraq... how many
more trillions do we have to throw at your neo-conservative war-games?"Could you imagine watching your family get slaughtered in front of you by
some gang of men. "No, but I imagine it would be rather
enraging, which is why I question why you're advocating using force."The police show up and start apologizing to the murderers that
their lives have been hard and if they don't stop murdering then
they'll get their little hands slapped. Is that the appropriate response
people?"That's not even close to what the statements were,
and the embassy, Obama, and Clinton all condemned the attacks."Do we want four more years of this nonsense?"Regardless
of how I answer you're still going to post that nonsense for 4 more years
anyway so it's a rather moot point.
A true statesman would have offered condolences to the families of those killed
and support for officials trying to deal with the situation. Romney instead
tries to score cheap political points and criticize our government.Cheap, pandering opportunist.
Hannity played a recording of the “Reporters” (Obama campaigners)
coordinating their efforts to try to trip up Romney on this and “get
him.” It is really sad that this is going on in our Country right now.
I think Romney was right. The extremists don't need an apology or an
explanation of freedom. They aren’t stupid. They understand freedom, and
fight against it. There should first be condemnation of these attacks upon
American soil. Romney and Ryan’s Christian faith is under a constant state
of mockery and assault by those trying to get Obama reelected. The
administration has not apologized but has encouraged. To my knowledge Romney
and Ryan have not requested an apology. Humanity turns the other cheek when
insulted. We defend ourselves only when we must. But the true Omnipotent God
NEVER needs puny humans to kill in His defense. He loves all of us equally, and
is saddened when humans do this sort of thing to one another. They understand
Romney was right, and anyone that thinks his words were ill-timed or adding
flames to the fire is just plain not thinking. Coleman51 hit the real nail on
The embassy's and consulates themselves were not attacked. There were
bombs outside but not inside any of the consulates or embassy's. There is
a big difference. The hotels are no different than any other hotel around the
world. Those were not attacks on AMERICAN soil. The embassy's and
consulate's are AMERICAN SOIL.They are acts of war and nothing
less than that. They are to be protected by the US MILITARY front and center.
Go ahead and baby your messiah in Mr. Obama.
Obama and many DN readers attack Romney for talking too soon. But recall how
Obama jumped into a fray over a black man breaking into his own house who was
stopped by police. That eventually led to a "beer summit" but not before
Obama admitted that he hadn't had time to learn the facts before making his
accusations. Seems that Obama also convicted Trevon Martin's killer before
all the facts were in. So everyone sometimes speaks too soon. The difference is,
Romney was right.
justamacguyManti, UTLet me see. We bad mouthed Bush for reading in a
kindergarten class during 9/11. But it was ok for Obama to be on Letterman while
embasies are bombed. Go figure.Guy... really? First of all, do you
not see the differences between the two events. First of all, no one was making
comment about Bush while the event was unfolding. Second, those making the
comments were the normal nay sayers, not a Presidential Candidate. The comments
were from the typical people of limited control who critical of government no
matter what - just like those who came up with theories such as the CIA
perpetrated 9.11.... you all are trying to justify Romney and McCain by the
actions of the tin foil crowd. Not the peer group I would think you want them
associated with.... though McCain is pretty much there already.
The more Romney speaks the more Obama pulls away from him in the polls.
Another disappointing response from Mr. Romney. I had alot of respect for him at
one point, but he has missed too many opportunities to really stand up and show
some integrity and courage in his beliefs. Here is what I wish he had said :"I so strongly believe that the great religions of the world are stronger
than any insults. They have withstood offense for centuries," said
Clinton."Refraining from violence, then, is not a sign of weakness in
one's faith; it is absolutely the opposite, a sign that one's faith is
unshakable." She asked the crowd to work towards building a
world where if one person commits a violent religious act, millions of people
will stand up and condemn it "We can pledge that whenever one
person speaks out in ignorance and bigotry, ten voices will answer," Clinton
said forcefully. "They will answer resoundingly against the offense and the
insult; answering ignorance with enlightenment; answering hatred with
understanding; answering darkness with light." (spoken by Hillary
The Independent cited in this piece is a tabloid with a daily circulation of
83,000 down from a high of 400,000.The DN is now referencing a
failing tabloid from the UK as a credible source of information.Marvelous.
Obama knew 48 hours before and did nothing? That's the big story here. We
could of had marines inside the embassy with support to stop this from
happening. Romney commented on Obama's apologizing to other
countries. He has apologized to other world leaders (Mexico). The media and
Obama has really put a spin on this.
Let me see. We bad mouthed Bush for reading in a kindergarten class during 9/11.
But it was ok for Obama to be on Letterman while embasies are bombed. Go figure.
Romney actually says something in defense of our country and our president is
more interested in appeasing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and not saying
anything about the Murders in Libya. That was a planned killing set up by
extremists. How did they know what "secure" location our ambassador was
at? Hmmmm..... I wonder. Then they parade his half naked body through the
street....they were not taking him to a hospital.....who ever believes that is
naive. The outrage should be directed at Obama for appeasing these extremists
and the liberal media for purporting the behavior......Romney in his statements
were not misguided and he said what most Independents and Conservatives were
thinking. Where is the outrage of this presidency for the murder of INNOCENT
Americans. No where. this is sad.
Headline: Mitt Romney under attack for administration's foreign policy
errorsresponse: not quite. Romney said a bunch of insensitive
things during a crisis.Romney will try our patience to the limit.
Shame, shame, shame on Romney for shooting off at the mouth before getting the
facts and capitalizing on a diplomat's death for political points. And
shame on him again that, when it is discovered that he was totally factually
wrong in his criticism (not to mention strategically idiotic), instead of just
being quiet he doubles down and hopes that his die-hard fans will believe him
rather than their own lyin' eyes.Before this election, I
respected Romney even though I disagreed with him on many policy points. But
I'm afraid I'm losing that respect more and more each time he changes
his positions to pander to the fringe and takes cheap shots at the president
based on things he knows are false.Romney is a political tragedy.
Analysis: Romney being attacked because he said something stupid. Opportunism
evident as America responds to embassy killings.
"The scope of the disaster — and the serious questions surrounding how
[it] evolved — were brought into focus Thursday afternoon in a report by
the Independent (UK) of credible information that the U.S. Government was aware
of the planned attack 48 hours before it occurred, but no precautions were
taken."All of you anti-Romney bunch, what part of this
don't you understand? Obama does no wrong, right? You continue to make
Romney a scapegoat for the present crisis in Egypt and Libya, just like Obama
making Bush the scapegoat for the present problems at home. C'mon open your
The liberal left labeled Ronald Reagan as a stupid and dangerous war mongerer in
the 1980's. I don't have any problems with them trying to hang the
same label on Romney, because the left just don't and won't ever get
it when it comes to dealing with foreign belligerents.
Mitt Romney was criticized because he jumped the gun in his attacks and did not
wait for the facts to be clear. It is bad form to attack the sitting president
during an attack. Even his own party leaders were taken aback by his attacks. Is
this kind of public display we want from a president? It would be wise for
posters to get their facts straight before posting as well although it might be
hard to expect that when the paper itself, has a highly inaccurate headline. For one, it is smart to not attribute statements, even inaccurately quoted
statements, to the wrong person. It was an embassy person who tried to lower
the level of passion of the protesters by condemning a rabble rousing youtube
video. That apparently did work since no personnel of that embassy were killed.
I have to ask this. Do you support that hate video? Sure they can make it
but do you support what it says? Or do you condemn them for their hate? If you
do not support that video why do you defend it?
@Thoughtful VoterMost, if not all, "thoughtful voters" would
vote on the basis of the more immediate domestic problems especially the economy
and on foreign policy matters second or third or fourth ....! Saaad!
Looks like Mitt Romney is going down, just like his pops did, for making an
errant remark about foreign policy. The only difference is his father's
statement was off the cuff and in the end correct. Mitt's on the other
hand was a prepared statement, and therefore that much more inappropriate, and
will eventually be proved to have been incorrect. Poor man is just not
presidential materials, let's face it. Next.
We (Romney and the republicans) fight against thrones, principalities, powers,
and spritual wickedness in high places (the administration and the press)...
In the Middle East, they have "The Muslim Brotherhood," here in the US,
we have "The Obama Brotherhood" - aka "The Liberal Media," and
both are deadly and dangerous. That's why Obama is NEVER blamed because he
does NO wrong. If you don't believe me watch MSNBC! Further, the hot mic
before Romney's press conference where the reporters conspired and
coordinated their hatchet questions for Romney is blatantly evident. Why is the
media flocking to Romney when they should be asking the Obama and his
administration about the security lax at our embassies, at least on the
anniversary of 9/11, and other flaws and inefficiencies abroad? Instead they
want to "kill Romney". Sad!!!
The President, the Secretary of State and the Department of Defense have the
responsibility to react to intelligence or common sense in protecting United
States of America diplomats and military personnel on duty performing their
required tasks. This President will go on television shows such as David
Letterman and Jay Leno instead of performing his required tasks. He is thinking
about his reelection and not the requirements of his job as President of the
Unied States of America. There should have been an increase in
security for all United States of America personnel and resources, especially in
those countries that are known to have terrorist activities in the area of our
embassies. The 11th anniversary of 9/11 should have been a target emphasis for
our State Department and Department of Defense. These people/terrorists in the
countries that attacked our United States of America Embassies should have been
brought to a higher alert. The countries involved have the requirements to
respond to our requests and would have potentially alerted the bad guys that
their own security forces were on the lookout for those types of activities and
would have at least spoke their language and known the customary tactics.
It's becoming increasingly evident that Governor Romney is not ready to
lead the country. Politicizing this crisis was in very poor taste, yet the
Romney apologists are still out in full force. I have no doubt he will win in
Utah with numbers that would be envied in totalitarian states. Unfortunately for
him, it's not going to shake out this way where it matters.
What Obama and so many others do not understand is that Radical Islam is no
different than any other bully. If you apologize foe being in the same hallway
every time you see a bully all you will get is beat up. However if you say take
one more step towards me and I will put you on your backside and then DO IT the
next time the bully steps toward you the bully will back down after that. What
Obama has been doing is going around the world apologizing for the past actions
of the US. These Radical Islamic bullies look at that as cowardliness and do not
respect us. They ONLY respect a strong dhow of strength.
A1994 - big differences. Libya has 1) apologized, 2) already arrested 4, and
are tracking more. And to be honest, we don't need the
Israeli's permission, guidance, or help in this. Doing so right now would
be a huge error - introducing Israel into this situation would only make things
worse, not better. This has absolutely nothing to do with them, they need to
just butt out right now. They are not our puppet master. But I
know this means absolutely nothing. To you all, this isn't about American.
This is about Republicanism.... party over country. You all are willing to
sell out country to score what you think are political points. What all it does
is reinforce to the Muslims we are in fact a divided country that they can
exploit our loyalties to party over country to our disadvantage. The
Republicans are doing exactly what they wanted - they have us fighting ourselves
rather than uniting against them.How pathetic is that. It was
wrong minded when Bush was president. And it is no less wrong minded now.
@Bill in Nebraska "Whatever you say no one dared to attack anything of
the US since 9/11 until now"Bill, do you really not have the
initiative to seek the truth? There were 12 different embassy attacks during
the Bush administration, leading to 50+ killed. A simple internet search would
have provided you will all information you needed to avoid looking like a
Bill, you claimed "Whatever you say no one dared to attack anything of the
US since 9/11 until now".We had the 2008 attack in India against
a US hotel that killed over 100, more that 300 injured, and several Americans -
which were targeted. In 2007 the US Embassy in Greece was attacked
by RPG fire In 2005 three US hotels were attacked by suicide bomers
in Amman, Jordan killing 57In 2006 the American Embassy in Damascus,
Syria - no one was killedJune 2002, Karachi, Pakistan: bomb explodes
outside American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12In 2003
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: suicide bombers kill 34, including 8 Americans, at housing
compounds for Westerners.In 2008 there were no less than 6 attacks
on US installationsSo I am not sure which news source you are
using....but your claim that "Whatever you say no one dared to attack
anything of the US since 9/11 until now" seems to be a bit inaccurate. The
families of all those killed would strongly disagree I would think.And to your Reagan comment... Reagin closed the Lebanon base and closed shop,
hardly the stand firm claim you all are demanding now.
New reports out now that the administration new of a possible attack 48 hours
before it happened. Obama has severely neglected the Middle East. It is so
eerily similar to 1979. But at least Jimmy Carter was willing to meet with the
Israeli Prime Minister back then.
Here are some facts some of you may want to look at in the past 40 years. The
embassy in Iran was attacked and overrun with the embassy staff held as hostages
during the Carter Administration. Two more embassies were attacked in Africa
during the Clinton administration. Now before you get in an uproar.
The Marine Barracks in Beirut was attacked and destroyed as well under Reagan
and we know about 9/11/2001 under Bush. The responses for the most part have
been as follows:Carter tried to rescue the Hostages but the military
was ilprepared. Rescue failed. Reagan attacked those in charge and thus not
much happened further. When Libya was found to cause a terrorist act and
protected the terrorists Reagan almost got Gadolfi but did put him on notice.
Clinton took one shot at Bin Laden and missed. Didn't try again but three
years later we have 9/11. Who do you blame?Well for me it is
evident that Democrat administrations are weak on international affairs and thus
we have been more subject to terrorists attacks. Whatever you say no one dared
to attack anything of the US since 9/11 until now.
How is it that a person that is bigoted can be blamed for the actions of other
bigoted individuals? Can a person in Utah that expresses a bigoted opinion about
a bigot in New York be charged with a crime in New York for the New
Yorker's bigoted crime?Words don't kill people, people
Four Webpages in this article to dance around the fact that Romney stepped in
it. Him saying he is a leader and is going to lead does not make him a leader.
Raising his voice louder to say he is a leader does not make him a leader.
Saying things are broke with out a plan to fix things does not make him a
Romney was right on...I just wish he had gone further in expressing the total
dismay and anger WE normal folks feel toward this administrations lack of
promoting America!!Our fearless leader, the chosen one, the messiah
--only has the Barney Fife type of security(except for himself)....Americans can
only shoot beanbags.. not even a bullet in the pocket...ask the parents of dead
Hero -Agent Brain Terry!!If armed Marines had of been the security, the
headlines would be...Americans kill, rape and mutilate defenseless children and
women...Ask Jon Kerry ( Unfit For Command) about his lies to congress in
1971!!!!. Anti-Americans show up in many forms...Eternal Vigilance is required
and all due caution expected to be afforded by our leaders!!!! That is too much
to ask of the Chicago Mob!!!
Does Anyone seriously think the "mainstream media" would miss an
opportunity to nail Mr. Romney???????? Get used to it America, the media are so
in favor of Obama they cannot see clearly and never will!IMHO Romney
was Correct. Period!
One would think Romney's Mormon upbringing would've taught him that we
should treat other religions and people with respect. A common theme in DN and
touted by LDS and other churches is that religion is under attack. So, when an
extremist inside the U.S. creates an highly offensive/inflammatory movie
(portraying Mohammed as a child molester) one would think all Americans would
denounce that as extreme and inappropriate/offensive. But, in Romney's
world, condemning such a movie amounts to an apology and goes against American
values. It is despicable that Romney would condemn the words of
those who are putting their lives at risk to work in embassies, representing the
dixie dan....sorry that spot was taken in 1971 by the liar John Kerry!!!
@WorfThe reason there's no analysis by the media is that they,
including the DesNews, have a policy of not criticizing Obama. So
because Obama's administration blew it in assessing the danger of
supporting the overthrows of throws of some regimes and the growing tension in
those regions, it's Romney's fault for doing the criticism the media
(including the DesNews) refuse to provide, because of their policies to not
criticize Obama. Only an idiot would fall for this one and say
it's now Romney's fault.
Wow! And our Marines weren't allowed to have real bullets? Are will being
led by traitors?
It is of note that the Obama statement following the attacks on our embassies
used much the same words that Mitt Romney used when condemning the attack also
in the same statement confirmed what Mitt Romney said about the problem stemmed
from a film rather than from a terrorist attack. The Obama statement has since
been blaming the film-maker via Hillary Clinton. Everything that Mitt Romney not
only was true, but has since been confirmed by not only Barack Obama but Hillary
Clinton as well. The problem with Mitt's statement was that it hit a nerve,
not that he was presumptuous in stating his criticism.
In a situation requiring cool heads and smart reaction, it is very bad form and
in fact endangers not only our troops but Americans away from home to let fly
with these criticisms of the current administration. This is a situation which
needs very careful analysis of the facts to determine who the culprits were and
how to best respond. We don't just go in there and murder a bunch of
innocent civilians. That is what terrorists do.For Romney to shoot
off his mouth in this irresponsible way points ever more clearly to the fact
that he has no business being President. That kind of talk first, think
afterwards method of response may make some people happy, but it is not the way
for America to operate in the world. Go after the real culprits, find out who
was really responsible and bring them to justice.
Obama learns crowd is gathering near Cairo embassy. Happens to be 9/11. Can
Obama put two and two together? Why has he not already shored up the Embassies
and Consulates? Instead of calling Brotherhood and saying we are cutting off
1.3 billion if Brotherhood does not protect Embassy, Obama administration issues
an apology for America because citizen exercised right of free speech condemning
Islam. Obama back tracks and says two apologies not approved. Obama condemns
Romney for saying apologies should not have been issued----the same exact new
stance as Obama. Obama condemned Romney before condemning terrorists. Election
is most important. Obama takes Air Force One to Vegas to campaign instead of
hearing intelligence briefings. That's the joke that we have for a
president. Liberal media immediately jumps to protect Obama no matter what
Obama ineptly says or does. Here's the question: Are there enough good
Americans left who love their country and their freedoms more than they love
receiving a check from the government? We will know answer in near future. May
God save these United States. Proverbs 29:2: When the righteous are in
authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people
What foreign policy errors? Mitt said it was wrong to apologize - that is it?
That is a true statement. What is all this nonsense about foreign policy errors?
There are no errors. There certainly are stupid statements from the
administration but last time I checked Barack Obama was the head of that camp.
If there are foreign policy errors it is the horrible and wrong statement from
the state dept that apologized to the terrorists and I agree there needs to be
an apology FROM OBAMA!!!!!!!
worf said:"‘News analysis: Mitt Romney under attack for U.S.
foreign policy errors"?Why doesn't news analysis attack Obama?* Solyndra* giving billions of our stimulus money to China, Japan,
Australia, Finland, Mexico, Muslim Brotherhood, Libya, etc. That is our money
was taken from the rich millionaires, billionaires, and middle class
citizens.* you didn't build thatEct...I guess
you've learned to answer questions from other conservative leaders like
sarah and mitt. If someone asks you a question don't listen, just start
into you pre-rehearsed speech even if it has nothing to do with what is being
discussed.It's really sad that all this hatred posted above is
misdirected at the President because your news source isn't news at all,
and even when presented with the truth, you won't allow yourself to admit
being made a fool by your Non-News.I guess you've learned to
answer questions from other conservative leaders like sarah and mitt. If someone
asks you a question don't listen, just start into you pre-rehearsed speech
even if it has nothing to do with what is being discussed.
Good people everywhere regardless of country, politics, or religion must stand
together against terrorism, mayhem, violence and overreaction. Thank you to the
good people of Libya for yor sympathy and support during the attack on our
embassy. May the perpetrators be sanctioned. Stop fighting and sniveling and
work together. Work around differences and stop criticizing. Sincerely.
Badger55Now that you've expressed your opinions on the
situation, you should take some time and research the following term: Marine
Corps Embassy Security Group. From their own website, their primary missiion
is:"...prevent the compromise of classified material vital to
the national security of the United States..."For consulates and
embassies, the host nation is responsible for providing security for the
facility. If you have a beef with a 'dereliction of duty', perhaps
you should direct your rage toward the governments of Libya and Egypt
respectively. While doing so, you could also show some respect for the
Americans killed doing their jobs.The same can be said for Romney.
The problem with Mr. Romney is that he rarely gets it right and more often than
not he is back tracking flipping or flopping on some previous position he voiced
or held. Some flips and flops come on the same day. Mr. Romney will
"say anything" to get elected. He is a man whose persona is not his
own, but the amalgamation of a lot of spin doctors. If the real Mitt Romney was
asked to stand up, a la "To Tell the Truth" none of them would.
Romney's completely moronic opportunistic warmongering response to the
attack on our embassy cemented my resolve to vote against him this November. I
can't think of anything worse for our nation -- and the public face of the
LDS Church -- than to put a man who thinks so little of retaliatory revenge
against innocent civilians. He consistently dehumanizes foreigners and this
baffles and saddens me.
Why doesn't barack calm the masses? He keeps apologizing and these psychos
keep killing Americans. They seem to only understand and respond to force. Flex
our muscles a bit and tell them to back off and stop killing Americans. If
they're willing to sacrifice millions of their own lives, then let it be.
But we should never tolerate Americans being killed, especially over a movie
that offends them. They're no better than our street gangs and other losers
that kill others because they were "disrespected".Could you
imagine watching your family get slaughtered in front of you by some gang of
men. The police show up and start apologizing to the murderers that their lives
have been hard and if they don't stop murdering then they'll get their
little hands slapped. Is that the appropriate response people? Do we want four
more years of this nonsense?
Why does the Deseret News just parrot everything every other liberal news
organization puts out? This used to be a fairly good newspaper. One that you
could trust to have an independent voice. Now the Deseret News has been reduced
to nothing resembling good journalism and all it can do is work in the basement
of KSL TV and put out stories printed in the New York Times. The people who
built the Deseret News in the "old" days but who are long gone would be
Why do liberals demand so much from Mitt Romney and so very little from Barrack
Apparently Mitt Romney's advisors and writers should consider the impact of
not worrying about facts on independent voters. Certainly, facts don't
matter to extreme conservative voters and the wingnut fringe. But independent
voters are independent because they find ideological extremism non-productive,
irrational, dishonest, and divisive.Romney says many things,
promises the moon and says he will "fix everything," but does not
provide substantive evidence what he will actually do except "cut taxes and
reverse regulations" for his corporate sponsors. He says, "Trust
me" and leaves us hanging. He's a Madison Avenue ad for a new brand of
soap and no different from the old brand but in a new package. His
ill-advised comments following the attack on the diplomatic mission in Libya
were criticized, not just by the political opposition, but by major leaders in
his own Party. So what does he do? He acts tough and repeats his misguided
statement for all to hear. Independents will take note and make their
judgement, wondering exactly who is writing this stuff, Mitt Romeny or some
neo-con hack on his staff. You really wonder where the brains are in this
I have read in more than one report, including this one, that the embassy
defended it's statement after the attack. And, if it is true that the
embassies were lax in their defenses(no Marines in Lybia and no ammo in Egypt),
well, that is a direct reflection of the lack of leadership that has been going
on as of late. Good ole fashioned bury your head in the sand. That cannot be
described as anything less than dereliction of duty(not for the ones taking the
orders, but the ones giving them). Pathetic. It seems the more information
that is released the more Romney's comments seem justified.
With a little bit of luck, Romney could become the male version of Jane Fonda.
perhaps Holder should also begin investigating Obama for hurting the poor
feelings of the Muslims for his assailing the killing of Osama bin Laden!
Afterall they were not chanting Romney when the terrorists were climbing the
What error? There was no error? The US shouldn't be apologizing or
talking about the video at all. Just state that we have freedom of speech in our
country and they can't attack our embassies because of it or we'll
shoot anyone climbing over the embassy walls.
Good question everybody but the person who is President of the United States.
C'mon media! Do your job for once in your low lives and careers.
Isn't it humiliating enough that you have to be entertainers rather than
reporters and journalists?You are fed your lines that you read off
of your prompters....I loved the interview with the owner of cbs that claims
they are not biased. Really? Then why don't you have more than one point
of view on your shows? Some of these outlets have their token semi-different
opinion to give the appearance that they are unbiased.The fact of
the matter is the media is biased. They refuse to question their golden boy
barack. They keep telling us things are better, when they're getting worse.
One day the American people will wake up and realize how duped they were to
never question those that now rule us.
"‘News analysis: Mitt Romney under attack for U.S. foreign policy
errors"?Why doesn't news analysis attack Obama?* Solyndra* giving billions of our stimulus money to China, Japan,
Australia, Finland, Mexico, Muslim Brotherhood, Libya, etc. That is our money
was taken from the rich millionaires, billionaires, and middle class
citizens.* you didn't build that* billions given to the
people who just burned our flag, and murdered innocent Americans.*
untruthful of cutting the deficit in half* spending millions of our money
for vacations, and using Air Force One for campaigning trips. Tax free?*
Obamas statement, weak, and chicken.Romneys, a slight gaffe at best.