Romney: White House gave 'mixed signals' in responding to attacks

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  • DRay Roy, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    Critical of Romeny are those who should be joining him in calling out the President for his weak leadership and apologies for America. Within our country we support free speech; I do not remember anyone concerned about the movies made that are negative towards Mormons or Christians, but only if the movies offend Muslims do they cry out for tolerance. These critics are part of the weak policies and signal given by America. Romney said it right, his critics are Demagogues, including the Pres., seeking only for politcal gain. Why are so many Americans blind to their machinations?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 12, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT

    There is an amazing lack of leadership in the Executive Branch of our government. Nature abhors a vacuum and Obama is the epitome of lack of leadership. He needs to either lead, follow, or get out of the way.

  • CB Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 11:21 a.m.

    Well we see our great leader/President leading from 'behind' again. Those who man the embassies for our nation, speak for it. The comments coming from the Embassy in Egypt spoke for American Policy. These same words have come from our own President on a number of occasion.
    Why were our embassies left so 'unmanned" on 9/11, especially in the Muslin world that, if you remember, celebrated when the towers came down?
    Thank you Romney for speaking out for those of us who still love our country and are willing to defend it.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    romney campaign scrambles to take political advantage of the deaths of Americans...


    ryancare issues statement clarifying romney's sophomoric response.


  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 10:50 a.m.

    Obama mid-east policy: Snub President of Israel because O prefers to book time on Letterman instead

    Yea; that is a mixed-signal and Obama is not the victim here

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    the U.S. Embassy in Egypt issued a statement that “condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions"

    Then the attacks happened

    Romney said ”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. 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.

    11:35 PM Tuesday Obama condemns Romney

    Morning Wednesday Obama condemns the attackers

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 10:01 a.m.

    You know why the statement from the Cairo embassy didn't condemn the violence? Because it was made BEFORE the attack. Romney is going after Obama for a "response" that was before the attack even occurred suggesting it was weak.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    Romney even has a knack for insulting our allies.
    Not unlike Obama who sends the Dali Lama out the service entrance, refuses to meet with Israel's prime minister in an ever increasing tense era, leaves the pm sitting while he goes down to eat dinner, gives the Queen of England an Ipod with his greatest speeches(?) and sends the bust of Churchhill packing. Terminates our agreements with Poland on missile defense. Meets with the muslim brotherhood from Egypt after they say they will not honor any treaties with Israel and that Israel should be destroyed. Sends 13 billion in aid in the nature of weapons and military hardware to the control of the muslim brotherhood. All Mitt did was question the readiness of one event with the mayor not the whole country. Yeah Obama knows how to insult allies oh so well.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Sept. 12, 2012 9:45 a.m.


    Thanks for posting the actual words of the "response".

    I guess these are the words in question

    ""the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others"

    How dare he. Now I understand why they are upset.

    On a side note - Sara Palin on facebook posted ""apparently President Obama can't see Egypt or Libya from his house."

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Sept. 12, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    ""I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens."

    "Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice and partnership with nations and people around the globe and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives."

    "While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants."

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    I find Mr. Romney's instantaneous reaction to this developing story, a kneejerk response to blame President Obama, quite disgusting and revealing. This is an event that should bring all Americans together, to express our outrage at the actions of this mob, our support for our brave diplomatic corps, and our resolve to continue to be a force for good in the region. That is exactly what Clinton and Obama have done. Romney's only goal is to make cheap political hay from a foreign crisis. I have no words that can adequately describe my disgust at his crass opportunism in politicizing this tragedy. The bodies aren't even cold yet!

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Sept. 12, 2012 9:18 a.m.

    The only thing worse than Bush's foreign policy record would be a Pres. Romney's foreign policy record. (he has the same advisors). Romney even has a knack for insulting our allies.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    wow three of four posters already blaming Romney for Obama's mixed signals

    The administration did apologize for others offending Muslims
    But then it condemns Romney before cleaning up their own mess

    Obama has no ethical floor at all.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Sept. 12, 2012 9:11 a.m.

    Romney could have written Obama's response and he would have come out against it.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 9:04 a.m.

    the only one that send mixed signals is the contraceptive organizer. he does nothing.

  • Glen in the Bronx Bronx, NY
    Sept. 12, 2012 9:04 a.m.

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Americans "will stand united in our response." Yeah, all of us except for Mitt.

    I think it's pretty telling that Paul Ryan re-started his Congressional election campaign today; even his running mate sees this as the last nail in the coffin.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Sept. 12, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    ‘Romney: White House gave 'mixed signals' in responding to attacks’


    And Mitt knows what he's talking about,
    He wrotes the book on giving "mixed signals".