If Willard were the least bit honest, he would admit that he "shot before he
aimed" and retract his remarks. Of course he won't.
Well, of course....Has Romney ever done it any differently?He acts
and speaks first, then thinks later....... then delivering a different
message.Mitt is a perfectionist at this behavior.Whew, a scary
behavior, tho, for the leader of our country!
I like to think Romney has better sense than to try and make this a political
issue, especially while the violence is still raging. I know there are no
shortage of conservative members of his party encouraging him to make the
remarks he made yesterday. I hope today's comments show Mr. Romney is using
his head rather than his political advisers in addressing this problem.
Gov. Romney's remarks evoke Ronald Reagan's famous challenge at the
Berlin Wall ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!") Reagan was
criticized for the remark, even by his own advisors, who counseled against it.
Reagan was lampooned in the media, who were convinced that he "shot before
he aimed," and was leading the country into WWIII. Hindsight has shown that
his remarks were courageous and entirely consistent with American policy.Gov. Romney stated that we shouln't aplogize for promoting freedom,
and criticized those who would appease terrorists. I think that stand is
courageous and on the right side of history.
It is now being reported that the egyptian embassy was not allowed live ammo to
defend themselves as per state dept policy, as per marine corps blogs......the
truth is proving that Obama is incompetent and that stories like this are cover
for the POTUS incompetence
@Uncle GadiantonHe politicized a tragedy and lied/was wrong about the
attack he was making since Obama Clinton and the embassy all condemned the
violence. The only statement that didn't was the one Romney attacked made
by the embassy and it didn't condemn the attack because that statement was
made before the violence. As for the speech thing, you can criticize
an anti-religious movie while still asserting that there's free speech
rights. Criticism is free speech too you know.
He took a gamble, lost, and moved on to something else to blame the president
Uncle Gadianton,Really! WOW!
Was it because he was wrong? or because it wasn't buying him any votes?If he was right, if he had integrity -- he'd stand by his remarks
regardless of the out-come.He can't, he won't -- and that's
why I can not support him.
Every time there is a story about Romney you same 4 or 5 liberals chime in and
criticize him. You spin anything bad about your man Obama into something better
than it really is and spin Romney the opposite direction. A new idea frighten
We are hearing rumblings about Mitt's advisors.Who are these people
and why do they advise him so? Or.....does Romney simply ignore their
advice?Conspiracy theory of the day...Could there be advisors who
are now being told to keep Romney from the Presidency?Fred Koch, father of
the Koch brothers, is the founder of the John Birch Society. The Koch brothers
and like others are the major financiers of Mitt Romney's Republican
candidacy.Has Mitt Romney been unable to fill Republican expectations as
far as conservatism? Have these powerful individuals and their connections
changed their mind about Mitt Romney for the Presidency?
@xscribe"He took a gamble, lost, and moved on to something else to
blame the president for!"Well, Bush is still being blamed for
everything by the Democrats and he has been out of office for 4 years. LOL!!
no fit in SGSt.George, UtahFred Koch, father of the Koch
brothers, is the founder of the John Birch Society. ============ John Birchers?No kidding, that explains a LOT!I
should've picked up that up on my Right-wing-Extreme-o-meter a 1,000 miles
away!Thanks for bringing that to light...I'll be certain
to use it as a sludge hammer on the ultra-cons.Birchers...I should
Romney needs a new foreign policy advisor. While he accuses Obama of going on
an apology tour, it is Romney who is actually apologizing ("clarifying what
he meant"). Not a good sign when your own party distances themselves from
This reporter didn't have her facts right. After the attack on the
embassy, the embassy reiterated the apologetic remark it had made earlier.
Romney was correct. And, the headline is misleading. Romney didn't
"tone down" anything. He just talked about something else. He has
stood by his ealier remark, and he was right. You would think the DNews would
not just accept evrything said by the AP as truth. It clearly isn't. And,
where is the headline about Obama "shooting first" when he said Egypt
wasn't an ally. He has had to walk that back. And, where is the mention
of Obama politicizing the death of 9 servicement in Afghanistan to ding McCain
during the 2008 campaign?
this is Reagan vs Carter all over again. This is the Iran Hostage crisis weak
response by Carter. Romney CORRECTLY pointed out that apology is NEVER the
correct response but it is ALWAYS the response from team Obama. Sadly always. We
now know that US intelligence has known since SEPT 4th that there could be
trouble on Sept 11 - why is it that Obama never seems to know about this intel?
Perhaps because he spends most of his waking hours on Letterman or other light
weight liberals entertainment shows... or golfing ....or anywhere but where he
ought to be. Always leading from behind. America is aching for a leader who will
stand up and NOT apologize about how we may have "hurt the feelings" of
mad man barbarians over a movie. I 100% guarantee JFK, Reagan , Bush, Clinton
would NEVER have issued that weak and wrongful statement .... not in 100 years.
If Obama didn't agree with the statement then by all means SAY
SOMETHING!!!! HE says nothing. So predictable and so pathetic. Look at the world
this apologize and appeasement policy has created. The middle east is ready to
explode and Israel is left alone. Vintage Obama!
So sad to see after such a long drawn-out election, but Romney will never
recover from this...
I have no idea why the Des News allows these extremely biased to the left AP
stories to be printed. Romney did NOT tone anything down. He changed his
speech to the economy, which Obama should also be heavily criticized for.
This headliine is a pure lie.
Under the Obama Presidency, 4 diplomats are dead including the ambassador to
Libya. What are you doing President Obama: to secure the embassy compounds in
the Middle East? Please don’t give me another lame excuse, that it was
someone else’s fault. What are you doing to insure the security of USA
diplomats in what were once considerate safe diplomatic sanctuaries, regardless
of the extremist actions outside?
I love how our president handled yesterday. He condemned the violence, worked to
secure other Americans in foreign lands, and mourned the loss of American lives.
His opponent just tried to politicize the tragedy. No wonder the gap is widening
in the polls, and our president is so favored when it comes to foreign policy.
If anyone should apologise it is Obama and Hilary for jumping the gun.....in the
Rose Garden Obama stated that friendly libyans had delivered the body of
Ambassdor Stevens to the Hospital. Today it is being reported Stevens was
brutalized.....far from the safe and dignity Obama and Hilary led us to believe.
@Mountanman"You spin anything bad about your man Obama into something
better than it really is and spin Romney the opposite direction. "You say that as if you have ever said anything good about Obama or bad about
Romney.@gramma b"After the attack on the embassy, the
embassy reiterated the apologetic remark it had made earlier. "And condemned the violence, something Romney said they didn't do.
That's kinda why everyone's saying Romney got it wrong.@PatriotI'm not a fan of Reagan. However, the idea that
Romney's politicization of dead Americans so soon that they hadn't
even been buried yet while he's smirking at his press conference because he
thinks he really got Obama on this one is anything like Ronald Reagan is frankly
an insult to Reagan.
@Mountanman: And vice versa for you conservatives! New ideas have frightened
you since 2008! However, I hope I'm not included in those
"liberals" you talk about, as unlike yourself, I'm sure, I
don't always vote for a liberal and don't always think like a liberal.
Can you say the same about your conservatism?@Belching cow: I
don't understand your point. Maybe you can clarify. My only point is that
Romney changed course when he found out his gamble didn't work, and is now
moving on to blame Obama for something else. If your point is about blame, then
rekishkumenDid you also the "love" the apology from our
state department about how we Americans have to not "hurt the feelings"
of mad man barbaric Muslims? Your wonderful president had the opportunity to
condemn this pathetic apology but instead ... he says NOTHING!! Go figure. There
will always be the weak and apathetic in this country who falsely think the best
way to deal with terrorists is to apologize to them. Look where that has gotten
us. I prefer peace through strength and not apology and weakness. How about
you?? It is SOOOOO important that our president be viewed around the world as
strong and decisive but unfortunately that is not the case. Americans are SICK
of the apologies - they are undeserved and they are wrong and both the state
dept and the president ought to understand that!!!! Stand up ONCE for America
Barack!!!! One final thought - it would be nice if your pres could "fit"
the prime minister of Israel into his "busy" schedule ... don't you
think? I mean I know the Letterman show is so critical to national security but
I think Dave would understand even if Barack doesn't!!
Has anyone actually read the statement released by the embassy (before the
violence began)in Cairo?"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. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001
terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and
those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy.
RESPECT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM 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."This was a case of extremists
vs extremists. One one would think ALL Americans would unite against this
insanity. How disrespectful of Romney, (adding to his failure to recognize the
troops at the GOP convention), to condemn the words of those working in the
embassy who put their lives on the line to represent the U.S. Romney simply
reveals more of his weaknesses in his pursuit of the presidency.
Truthseeker Thank you for posting Obama's original response and
bringing to light the statement in question........and for inadvertantly
pointing out the the reason Romney is now leading in the polls! Americans are
ashamed that Obama would apologize and attack the constitution rather than
condemn the perpetrators who had brutalized and murdered americans. The muslims
need to grow up and accept that this will not be the last time someone will make
fun of their religion or burn a Koran! Romney was right to catch what is so
painfully obvious the majority of us.....that Obama is a disaster as his poor
foreign policy has now revealed. Why are we giving Billions to a country who
slaughters and disrespects our leaders? Only a lib would defend the
indefensible hurt feelings of the muslims, who deserve our rath rather than our
re:"Truth""Today it is being reported Stevens was
brutalized."What was your source? BBC reporting
yesterday:"The Libyan doctor who treated Mr Stevens in hospital said
he had died of severe asphyxiation, apparently from smoke inhalation, with no
other injuries, and that he had tried for 90 minutes to revive him.""Ambassador Stevens died of smoke inhalation while trying to
evacuate staff from the US consulate in Beghazi after protesters stormed the
compound and killed Sean Smith - a foreign service information management
officer.In the subsequent chaos, the protesters fired rockets at the
vehicle Mr Stevens was escaping in, disabling it.It is thought two
unidentified Marines attempted to drag the ambassador from the burning car,
before being shot dead by the mob themselves.Graphic images from the scene
show civilians then taking over the rescue operation, but their efforts to save
Mr Stevens’ life proved futile."(The Independent, a British
Romney politicizing this is despicable. He should be absolutely ashamed.
Just heard that Obama's popularity in the mid-east is less then ten
percent.With the apology tour, and billions of aid money,--- how can
this be possible?
Here is the real story this news paper and every media outlet is not running.
Where were the U.S. Marines? And why were the Marines given Blank Ammo? Why Did
Obama Not have the US Marines carring loaded rifles with real bullets? Why did
Obama Not have the Marines Gaurd the Ambassador Like they are to do? These are
the real questions the Democrat press will not ask!
Sorry, Mitt, you just lost my vote. I was almost there, almost convinced you
were the man you claim you are, the man many claim you are. But this did it for
me. The President's main job is ambassador in chief, ambassador to the
world. The economy is important but most data suggest the president has little
impact on the economy. On the other hand, foreign policy is a big
responsibility. And I'm not ready to turn it back to Bush, Cheney,
Rumsfeld, etc. just yet. You had a chance but you blew it. It was a good run
though. At least you can look back and say you did your best. Good riddance.
@worfmaybe because the apology tour is figment of your imagination.
@TruthseekerYou forgot the part where Egyptian Newspaper El Fagr
warned of widespread 9/11 violence BEFORE September 11 - a fact that was picked
up by several american websites on September 10 - but apparently NOT by Obama
(because as the Washington Post reports - Obama has missed more than half of his
security briefings)Why is it that in your search for truth, you
never pick up on snippits that do not advance left-wing causes?