Media turns Barack Obama foreign policy disaster into Mitt Romney gaffe

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If you were reading the news yesterday, you would have thought the worst thing going on in the world involved Mitt Romney criticizing the administration’s response to the ongoing attacks on embassies in the Middle East.

Yesterday, before the Cairo embassy was breached, the organization issued the statement:

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 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.

After the Libya embassy was attacked, they tweeted that they still stood by their statement.

Soon after, Romney condemned the statement that was issued by the embassy, issuing a statement that read:

“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.”

Almost instantly the media attacked Romney as being “irresponsible” and “ham-handed”. Reporters claimed that the White House has sufficiently denounced the attacks on the embassies and distanced themselves for the controversial statement from the Cairo organization. Furthermore, they accused Romney of trying to politicize the attacks.

But rather than cave to the attacks, Romney stood his ground.

“The president takes responsibility not just for the words that come from his mouth but also from the words that come from his ambassadors, from his administration, from his embassies, from his State Department. They clearly sent mixed messages to the world,” Romney said.

The mixed signals Romney referred to were the conflicting messages coming from the Cairo embassy condemning the controversial film which is said to have ignited the protests, and the statement issued by the White House distancing themselves from the Cairo’s embassy’s statement.

“We express immediately when we feel that the president and his administration have done something which is inconsistent with the principles of America. Simply put, having an embassy which is — has been breached and has protesters on its grounds, having violated the sovereignty of the United States — having that embassy reiterate a statement effectively apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for an administration,” Romney added.

For a full timeline of the events surrounding the controversy, click here.

On radio, Glenn could not believe the attacks being made by Romney by the media following the statement.

“Let me show you what happened after, I believe it was nine U.S. soldiers were killed while the president (Obama) was running for President of the United States and he came out and he said this:

John McCain who supported the war from the start said we’d be greeted as liberators has really focused on the tactical issues in Iraq and the surge has no doubt reduced violence and I think all Americans are thrilled by that.  But what George Bush and John McCain have missed consistently from the start of this process is the broader strategy.  You know, was it a wise thing to go in there and what are the costs and benefits of staying there indefinitely.  We’re spending $10 billion a month there.  We’ve spent $200 billion since the surge began.  Meanwhile the situation where ‑‑ where the central front against terrorism should be taking place in Afghanistan, the situation has deteriorated and we have this brazen attack on a U.S. base where nine servicemen were killed. 

Obama pretty blatantly had no issue using a tragedy where nine servicemen were killed to score political points for his own campaign. But he sure doesn’t like it when someone does the same to him.

“There is no time, there is no time like during a campaign when you should hear the differing opinions on the issues that affect not only the country but us as individuals and the entire globe.  What, Mitt Romney should shut his mouth?  No.  Mitt Romney should say exactly what he believes and carve out the exact differences between the two.  Because you have a choice, America.  You have a choice,” Glenn explained.

“The media is somehow or another making Mitt Romney the bad guy in this.  Somehow or another Mitt Romney should keep his opinion to himself.  It’s a presidential election.  We should absolutely hear what Mitt Romney has to say,” Glenn added.

  • Bonnie Somer

    but glenn this is what the left wants they kiss obamas progressive communist global govt ass. Israel and us are alone if we OMG the choice is clear the constitution and who America is and who we are or obama and being handcuffed to the fed govt 4 life that is the choice to me its not it is clear.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Once again the MSM and the Democrats are doing all they can to shift the blame away from the absolute failure of their god-king of the Democratic Pantheon (Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Obama).

    Marines not allowed to use live ammo; Cairo apologizes twice; Obama makes empty promises and goes to bed while the ambassador is missing and being brutalized in the most hideous of ways (as of this post many sources in the middle east are claiming he was beaten, tortured, and worse before being killed.)

    Failure after failure on the part of Obama; understand that each apology, each claim that ‘we had nothing to do with that film’ (its a red herring for the coordinated attacks in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen), only emboldens the extemists. Radical Sharia ideology sees these apologies as us bending to THEIR WILL and THEIR WISHES.

    They shall stage more attacks; and be warned, the day will come, when the next world war begins in the Middle East, history will look back and point at Obama as one of those who caused it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kennethpeters96 Kenny Peters

    If Obama had been in office during the attacks of 9/11, he would have apologized to Bin Laden for the World Trade Center buildings being in the way of the terrorists flight paths.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I am shocked that they didn’t try to pin this on the tea party.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q3VPS7GLOBJ2DEMR2LRRY5MZBA DAVID SERRA

    obamma needs to be impeached and tried for treason -giving the muslem brotherhood millions -any other other american would be put in jail

  • Anonymous

    Why would muslims be rioting over a movie about muhammad. The Koran itself says that muhammad married and had sex with his 9 year old wife Aisha … So if the Koran proclaims that muhammad was a child molester, isn’t this rioting in vain ?

  • Josie

    Thank You Glenn, Thank You Glenn, Thank YOu Glenn a million times Thank You Glenn and your staff. I don’t know how you do it with the little you ask for subscriptions. I am so happy I wags able to recognize the wrong and see the light. Thank you please keep informing us. God Bless You, your family, your staff and your viewers and our wonderful country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bacchus.kirk.5 Bacchus Kirk

    Glenn, do you wear your cowboy hat before or after you play with your own feces butterboy? You are a traitor to America. You are a fat cowardly little boy who never grew up. You are unpatriotic, unAmerican and you need to go away.

  • Anonymous

    When I heard them asking the questions, I thought to myself, hey they are asking him the same questions differently hoping to trip Gov Romney up. was glad that he didnt fall for it. I was disgusted then. Believe me, I am no Einstein!!
    Then I heard on Hannity last night about the open mic incident and was even more disgusted. You have the media swooning and bending backwards for him in this quasi-socialist country BO has turn us into. they jump into bed with him. can you imagine, four more years of BO, the media would be having his babies!!!

  • scotty

    How about something to actually refute what Glenn has posted instead of the usual leftist name-calling? You have nothing and behave as so many leftists do because they HAVE nothing. Tell us why Glenn has it wrong. This ought to be good.

  • Kevin Paulhus

    Oh Glenn, Don’t you understand that the administration is trying to quell any attacks on Muslim American’s, You know like the ones that occurred after 9/11?! If I have to explain this to you I don’t know what to say….Except, open your mind and stop the hate campaign against our President, you Un-American loud mouth cry baby!

  • MadMaudlin

    Except that the Obama
    administration DID condemn the acts of violence towards the Americans, and the
    statement made by the US Embassy in Cairo was put out before any Americans were
    attacked in Libya, in the first place. The embassy put out the statement as a
    means to quell the tension arising in protesters. READ the statement again.
    Does it not say, “…As we
    condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions?” Last I checked that
    leans in favor of Freedom of Religion.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it that Senator Obama was allowed to criticize Bush on the same subject? It was ok for him to tell the world what a bad president he was. So it was ok then but now it is a gaffe? I see a double standard here. Someone needs to call them out on it. Play the videos of Obama doing it to Bush. The media is a bunch of dishonest people.

    It wasn’t the film that made these Islamics kill people. The media is using that as an excuse. I was angry seeing CNN talk about this today. They asked the director of the film if he felt bad that blood was on his hands. How horrible is that? Freedom of speech doesn’t make blood on his hands. I believe it was not the film that caused this anger. It was 911 itself that stirred it up. They want to harm this country because they hate us. Attacking the embassy is an attack on our country. It should be seen as an attack to all of us. That very soil is considered the soil of the United States of America. Once they set foot on it, it is war. We should be reacting as such. They can’t get away with murdering our men and women again.

  • Anonymous

    I can believe the attacks made against Romney by the media. They are propagandist, corrupted, socialist/communists that are lock and step with Obama. However, what angered the hell out of me was the irresponsible view that Romney made a mistake and “bungled it” from SE Cupp, Will Cain, Buck Sexton, Amy Holmes, and the other guy, on your Real News last night.

    What the hell were they watching??

    You may think they’re the brightest minds, or whatnot. I think they are too interested in showing how brilliant their points are, and in micro-analyzing their inner debates with each other, than in seeing the world through common, real people sense. I love your show, Glenn, but I have tried to watch The Real News. I cannot. That show needs an overhaul from the ground up…

    PS: To illustrate my point that they can’t most times see the forest for their insular trees, Buck Sexton shot down Romney’s claim that the Embassy’s statement was a statement from the Obama Administration, stating that Embassies make statements that aren’t cleared with sitting Administrations all of the time. They said, “What a good point, Buck.” And rifted off of that to further crucify Romney’s “weakness” on Foreign Policy. No, this point is completely artificial in substance. An ex CIA guy doesn’t realize that of course the statement’s words cannot be sent for approval by these Embassy spokespersons — no, they cannot approve word-by-word, line-by-line — however, the spokespeople in charge at the Embassies are given strict guidelines as to *the policies they should reflect* and their statements will always, *always* reflect the policy on the books, which is the policy dictated to them by the Administration! (it used to be American policy of we will not apologize, we will not back down to terrorist threats, but that all has changed now, hasn’t it?). I would expect an 8th grader to understand this, why couldn’t Buck?

    Forest; trees… Someone get these people out of NYC’s little alcove and back into the real world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710696244 Wayne Phillips

    Stop picking on Obama. Can’t you see this is still Bush’s fault!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710696244 Wayne Phillips

    Why are personal attacks preferred when the issues can’t be refuted?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.harding.98 Kimberly Harding

    scotty, it has been done! Except that the Obama
    administration DID condemn the acts of violence towards the Americans, and the
    statement made by the US Embassy in Cairo was put out before any Americans were
    attacked in Libya, in the first place. The embassy put out the statement as a
    means to quell the tension arising in protesters. READ the statement again.
    Does it not say, “…As we
    condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions?” Last I checked that
    leans in favor of Freedom of Religion. (from above) He talked out of line, made a comment about something he knew nothing about, and even the right are saying this was stupid! Get over it, romney is an empty suit that changes his mind like you change socks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.harding.98 Kimberly Harding

    except you are completely WRONG! The man said something he didnt have the facts about, made a complete idiot of himself, and is now trying to back peddle. Look, I know glen beck is nuts and a mormon, but come on people, you can’t be this stupid!

  • MadMaudlin

    Except Obama DID deploy marines to Libya. The difference is timing. NO ONE criticized Bush’s handling of 9/11 for political gain the day of September 11, 2001. If Romney wants to criticize the Obama Administration’s handling of the situation (of which they did condemn and deploy marines), then by all means go ahead and do it. But out of respect for the dead and their families, don’t do it the day they die!! THAT’s what’s sickening about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

    Limited maturity and intelligence. I expect this from little kids not mature adults.

  • Anonymous

    Romney should be critical of Obama for the lack of leadership. I am not talking about 911. I am talking about how Senator Obama criticized Bush during the Iraq war several times. No one spoke out about that being wrong. If it was ok for him to do that, then Romney had every right to do so. After all, people need to see the leadership Romney will do in times like this. Obama took his time to do anything. He was sleeping while the killings were going on. This is no way to behave as a president. Romney had the right and place to say exactly what was going on. It is no secret that Obama is playing favorites with the Muslim Brotherhood and is slow to act with anything over there. When those people were killed he should have done something right away. So he opened himself up to criticism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Beauchamp/100000036501430 Aaron Beauchamp

    Why are we protecting Muslims? Why are we frustrating the American people in favor of protecting Muslims? Horrible statements are made against Christians and Jews on Youtube videos all the time, yet you know what? Jesus commands his believers to turn the other cheek and a true Jew would strive for peace. Yet that didn’t happen with Muslims, did it? Why are we bending over backwards to placate Muslims? Why? I just don’t get that. So open minded your brains are falling out….

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    Except should be capitalized. Wrong shouldn’t be capitalized like that. Didn’t needs an apostrophe. Glenn should be capitalized and it was misspelled. Beck should also be capitalized. Mormon should be capitalized.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    Obama is misspelled. Muslim should be capitalized and spelled properly. Try breaking your one long sentence into a few shorter ones. Use a period or other ending punctuation when you finish a sentence.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    Muslims should be capitalized. Muhammad should be capitalized. Koran isn’t incorrect, per say, but Quran is a more common English spelling. It’s commonly accepted that you should spell out numbers when using them in sentences. You almost used that ellipsis right: you shouldn’t have capitalized “so.” No need for a space between the last word in a sentence and your ending punctuation.

  • greywolfrs

    You are a fucking joke. This administration apologizes at the drop of a hat and you think it was to stop any hate crimes against muslims? You can not be that stupid, actually, by looking at your comments, you can and are. Loud-mouthed Unamerican cry baby, sounds like you speak from experience.

  • greywolfrs

    Well, maybe Romney should not have done what he did, probably because he gave the “media” what they needed, a way to avoid saying anything bad about Obamao. He gave them a means to not “report” anything bad about Obamao. Maybe he saw it as an opportunity to point out Obamao’s horrible foreign policies, but chose the wrong moment. Unfortunately, the left wing shills will use anything to deflect away from Obamao’s handling of anything. Whether it be the economy, his laser focus on jobs, foreign policy or the QE3 the Federal Reserve just annouced. The worst part is all the morons in this country that eat this shit up.

  • greywolfrs

    You can not be this dumb. Were you alive during GWB’s two terms? Did you miss all the shit the MSM talked about him. They let him get away with nothing. Obamao could go on national T V, kill a child, a cat and a dog and the MSM media would make excuses for him or flat out tell you it didn’t happen. You are fool. Stop thinking you are fooling someone, you have all of 2 posts, so what was the last account you were posting under?

  • greywolfrs

    Another troll heard from. What was the User ID you were posting under. Another idiot with all of 2 posts, you aren’t fooling anyone. Dunce.

  • Anonymous

    Now you know why teachers don,t want accountability, the media shenanigans would be impossible without a dumbed down population.

  • Anonymous

    are you really THAT stupid ???

  • Anonymous

    …you’re a reTARD … capitalize that fukkwad

  • MadMaudlin

    At 6:00 AM EST on Sep 11 the US Embassy in Cairo released a statement in hopes to calm tension growing among protesters. At 4:00PM the same day, violence broke out in Libya. At 10:00 PM Hillary Clinton released a statement, anouncing the death of American officials and stating, “I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. … Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”
    A half hour later, the Romney Campaign released a statement saying “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.” What is he talking about? Hillary Clinton just did comdemn the attacks, and the statement released by the embassy happened eight hours before any attacks occured!
    The following day (yesterday) Romney continued to claim that the Obama Administration was siding with the enemy and not condemning them. Meanwhile, Obama gave his own speech condeming the acts and calling them outrageous and shocking, and yesterday afternoon deployed marines and destroyers to Libya. 12 hours isn’t quick enough for you? Hell, even Bush waited to receive all his facts before launching an attack on Afghanistan.
    Again, if Romney wants to criticize Obama, he can. But he should do it only when all the facts are in, and knowing when it’s an apropriate time to speak.

  • MadMaudlin

    Really? That’s the most intelligent reponse you have to what I’m saying?

  • MadMaudlin

    Because one group of extremists of a single religion does not reflect the religion as a whole. It’s like that with any group. I’m a left-winger, I believe in global warming and I do my part to recycle, but does that mean I’m a member of the Earth Liberation Front? Hell no, because I’m not some psycho eco-terrorist who’s going to burn down a mil, just to stick it to the man. There are bad seeds in every group.

  • Anonymous

    Do you think that Hillary should have been the first to address the nation? I think not.Someone should have gotten him up and told him to make a stern warning to Libya. Where was the president? Sleeping. He spoke much too late. The only reason he did speak is because Romney embarrassed him by speaking first. You cannot deny that. Once Obama spoke, it was a weak speech that he had to read. Obama is still flipping on this issue saying they are not our enemy. Too late and too weak means this president needs to go. He has always been weak on foreign affairs. His idea of getting things done is talking it out with them. The only reason he killed Bin Laden is to get points for his re-election.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EGYTTJP5BPFPNNX6VDAH6JKDSA perfectlyaged

    I have tried to print an article concerning how long it had been since Obama had attended a security meeting and Yahoo deletes it!!!!! But, the article told how Obama had not attended a security meeting in a week and there was information that was informative as to this chaos going to happen. Where was Obama? Out campaigning!!!
    Obama could have possibly saved our ambassador’s life and the other three Americans.
    All Obama can do now is lay guilt upon Romney and he is looking totally unqualified to even walk up the steps to the White House!
    So, how many Americans are proud of the ding-bat in the White House???
    His foreign policy is null and void!

  • MadMaudlin

    Well, she is the Secretary of Defense, so this does fall under her umbrella. And how do you know as a fact that Obama was sleeping and not doing his job (i.e. preparing for the deploy)? Romney and Obama both gave their speeches around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
    And things to consider about the Middle East: We have been fighting a lengthy war in the Middle East for quite some time. What’s important to have in times of war? Allies! And what two big events happened in Egypt and Libya in the past two years? Revolutions and overthrow of government regimes! Yes, negotiating with the new leaders is absolutely what we want, as long as they see the same vision of democracy as we have. If we have another two years of war left in the Middle East, we could use the allies.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s not forget that Libya is Obama’s war. It would have been nice if there was democracy in Egypt and Libya but I don’t see that happening now. This president should have set the stage for that to occur but his weak policies have caused chaos. The Muslim Brotherhood is in charge now. They claim a movie provoked this violence. Instead of stopping this from the start, the administration is looking in to the incident regarding the movie as the motive. A true president would have condemned this and would have taken action. You state that Hillary stated they condemned the actions but that does not mean they are taking any direct actions to stop it. I believe troops should go in immediately and stop the protests. American lives are at stake here. It is not about Obama getting his feelings hurt. The new leaders you refer to are terrorists. They have only one agenda and that is to kill Americans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cynthia.ingraham Cynthia Ingraham

    If Romney had not said anything then the media would be talking about that instead of Obama so he’s damn if he does and damn if he doesn’ t with the media.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cynthia.ingraham Cynthia Ingraham

    So you think the families our watching TV on a day when they learn there loved ones are dead and are upset because Romney comes out with his statement about Obama’s handling of it right.

  • MadMaudlin

    I don’t really know what you’re asking, but I think the families of the victims are more concerned about their loss right now than they are about politics. I think the media (liberal and conservative) are concerned about it because they felt that Romney’s actions were inapropriate at the time. I mean, Bill O’Reilly called him out.

  • Anonymous

    O’Reilly made a pretty good comment on his Talking Points on Thurs.—The President’s primary responsibility is the protection of the American people. Looks like the administration was caught flat-footed. 1) News sources indicate that those in Libya knew about what was going to transpire re: the US embassy—that action took a lot of planning. 2) 9-11, really? No added protection in places that might experience a bit of ”difficulty” on a day that is celebrated as an Islamist victory by the extremists?

  • Anonymous

    Again, NO glenn…
    The attack on the embassy and thet death of Americans is tragic.
    The fact that Romney tried to turn it into a political gain is disgusting.
    The fact that glenn beck is making this an issue is even worse.
    glenn beck is a evil little asshole!!!

  • Anonymous

    wolf, I’ve often thought, if it was known that he was child abuser (which would include his own), folks would still vote for him! Yes, yes, by all appearances, he is a good father. Never said he wasn’t. Just making the case, there would be voters supporting B.O. regardless of his actions.

  • Anonymous

    w.i.t., Agreed! It didn’t take a movie (made by a private individual) to inflame the Islamist extremists. The anniversary of their ”victory” (9-11) was cause enough. Yes, they do hate America/the West. They have declared it often enough. They knew (or should have known) that by attacking the embassies, they were, once again, attacking America. This also happened in the 90′s under Clinton when the embassies in Africa were hit. Lot of follow up on that, huh?

  • Anonymous

    Oh, wolf, not only do they eat it, they beg for more!

  • Anonymous

    Koran is not incorrect… to some sects… get your facts correct

  • Anonymous

    Who are you? An English teacher? The grammar police? Are you getting paid to do this? Please enlighten us. And please stay on topic.

  • Anonymous

    notice their is no refuting the facts…. lol

  • Anonymous

    No – Hillary is Sec STATE, not Defense, however the Embassy reports to Foggy Bottom.

  • Anonymous

    Steve, Someone flexing some ”smarts?” Outta place here to correct spelling, word usage etc. As to your comment on Koran—that is the way it’s spelled in my dictionary. It also calls Qur’an as a variation of Koran. Anybody really care?

  • Anonymous

    i know, talk to anyone from lets say the middle east….. lol

  • Anonymous

    Barry took his Victory laps, now the muzzies are doing the same. It ain’t the movie. Low tech mob beat drones? Smart move spiking the ball barry!

  • Anonymous

    No; we’re not, but you indeed are. You are a moron. Plain and simple. He did have the facts. Try to understand this. Deception is not working anymore. Light is being shed on the snakes under the rocks. So you’d better slither away or you’ll die!!

  • Anonymous

    Coming from the poster child of stupidity, that’s priceless!!

  • Anonymous

    Rahm,
    Wait, they will. They’ll also try to find a way to blame this on GWB too!!

  • Anonymous

    “per se”

  • Anonymous

    “NO ONE criticized Bush’s handling of 9/11 for political gain the day of September 11″, Wrong! I remember people criticizing him for finishing reading the book to the children and for acting in a cowardly way because the Secret Service took him into hiding.

  • SoThere

    Folks, strtlk is the face of the Liberal Progressives in this country, many are in our government.
    It’s OK to vote an ineffective President out of office.
    Save america from people like strtlk, Vote Conservative.
    OBTW, Obama was the one person who was responsible for the death of american Citizens in Libya, he the man in charge. He should have known that something might happen on the anniversary of 9/11.

    Obama did the exact same thing as Mitt Romney did in 2008.

    “They’re ganging up on Mitt Romney for speaking up about the attacks in Libya and Cairo today, but in 2008 Obama criticized then President Bush’s Iraq policy just after an Afghan attack left 9 Marines dead.

    “….As the New York Times reported, then-Candidate Obama criticized the Bush administration on July 13, 2008, arguing “a new round of violence on Sunday, in which nine American soldiers died in fierce fighting with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, underscored the military challenges ahead for the United States.”
    According to the transcript of an interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” Mr. Obama reiterated his talking point the next day:
    You know, was it a wise thing to go in there (Iraq) and what are the costs and benefits of staying there indefinitely? We’re spending $10 billion a month there. We’ve spent $200 billion since the surge began. Meanwhile, the situation where—you know, where the central front against terrorism should be taking place, in Afghanistan, the situation has deteriorated. And we had this brazen attack on a U.S. base where nine servicemen were killed.”
    Back then the media applauded Obama for his bravado.”

    Strtlk is an idiot who’s an Obama Cultist and a hatemonger. This is not about Mitt Romney, it’s about Obama’s inability to protect American Citizens overseas. He was out campaigning instead of being President when all this took place.

    http://macsmind.com/wordpress/2012/09/obama-in-2008-criticized-bush-foreign-policy-after-afghan-attack-killed-9-soldiers/

  • Anonymous

    “Except”, “wrong”, “didn’t”, “Glenn”, “Beck” and “Mormon” should have been written with quotation marks in front and behind them. The sentence that ended with “shouldn’t be capitalized like that” should have been written as “didn’t need to be capitalized”.

    I love it when people pretend to be the Internet Grammar Police. They never fail to make glaring grammatical errors in the process.

  • Anonymous

    You were talking about 9/11. Why lie about it when your comment is still up there for everyone to see? When he was a senator, President Obama didn’t say anything critical of Bush on 9/11/01. No credible politician did.

    Romney lacked decorum to the extent that he saw nothing wrong with disrespecting the embassy victims and their families. That’s not showing leadership. That’s utter disregard and disdain for the folks who served their country overseas. I guess it’s only okay to live overseas if you’re headed to Paris, France in order to peddle the Book of Mormon. Romney thinks that getting 4 deferments to dodge the draft is dandy, but serving America and our interests in a dangerous country only merits his disdain.

    However, you know what? I agree that Romney had every right to speak out. If he hadn’t, how would the rest of America have known that he felt that way? He helped every undecided voter see him for the unthinking coward that he has ALWAYS been.

    It bothers you that President Obama slept during these embassy attacks. Does it bother you that Romney slept, too? Oh, were you under the impression that Romney hasn’t slept at all since the attacks took place? If you think that going to sleep “is no way to behave as president”, then what solution do you propose? Should they drug themselves until they are so sleep deprived that they can’t make good decisions? What if an incident lasts for several days or weeks or months or years or even a decade? Should they just refrain from sleep until no Americans are being killed? Americans are still dying in Afghanistan. Do you think former President Bush has been awake this entire time?

    You say that Romney had “the right and place to say exactly what was going on”, but you voice no support for the AMERICANS PUTTING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE. They made a statement meant to calm the tensions in that area and all Romney can do is criticize and smirk from his cushy safe space in America. While the American diplomats in Libya “gave the last full measure of devotion”, Mitt stood their smirking and making a mockery of their sacrifices.

    If you think that President Obama opened himself up to criticism, then surely Presidential wannabe Romney did the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    Really? Could you please send us some sort of evidence showing where American politicians were doing this on 9/11/01? President Obama was a senator then. Did HE do this? Let’s compare President Obama’s reaction on that day to what Romney did during the embassy attack.

  • Anonymous

    You’re right about one thing. You are definitely no Einstein.

  • http://www.facebook.com/theo.hunczak Theo Hunczak

    i see you have miss the point. It’s ok not every one can get it. First check the real timing of the statements. When they were really recorded. Yes this is Obama’s fault. He is the commander in chief and is responsible for attacks on his watch. As far as your comments on sleep. How about you argue on points that make sense not on one line talking points.

  • Anonymous

    This one if for bintalshamsa since I can get to my comment to respond directly.
    At least I have enough brains not to vote for BO and believe his lies.
    Lots of hugs to you bintalshamsa

  • MadMaudlin

    What do you mean stopping this from the start? It’s not our job to put whomever we want in power in every country, as it’s not our job to stop protests that go on in every country, because that would go against our American values. Our American values is partly what Romney was defending in his statements. How can the Presidency anticipate every protest around the world turning deadly? Realistically, that’s impossible.
    The President did condemn the acts of violence, and he did do something about it. He sent marines and destroyers to Libya less than 24 hours after the attack. “A true president would have condemned this and would have taken action.” What the hell are you talking about? What do you call going on national television, comdemning acts of violence against Americans, and deploying troops to the country that attacked you?
    You cannot use the claim “stopping it from the start” to criticize Obama without looking at Bush. Bush had several briefings warning him of a possible attack by Osama Bin Laden, and to Bush’s credit, he probably wasn’t expecting an attack so severe nor did he have an actual time frame of when the attacks would take place.
    And for the record, there was a second protest in Benghazi on Wednesday, September 12th. Libyan civilians protested the extremists who killed the Americans in the first place. President Mohammed Morsi, president of Egypt, has condemned both the video and the attackers, and has sent the Egyptian military to protect the US Embassy in Cairo.
    Maybe you’ve never been a manager or in charge, but one trait that rarely works to your benefit is shoot first and ask questions later.

  • Anonymous

    I have one suggestion for all of us, concerned with the lack of professionalism displayed by most Media outlet and “professional journalists”for the last few years, in our country. LETS DECLARE A MEDIA BLACKOUT DAY, perhaps SEPTEMBER 30th, lets not turn our televisions on, or buy a newspaper, lets cancell all newspapers subscription on September 30th. LETS SEND A MESSAGE to the prostituted print, television and radio media… WE DESERVE BETTER, we want real news not the regurgitated opinion of most bone-heads delivering biased news and blatant misinformation. We don’t live in Venezuela! I am tired of this game, how about you? ANY FOLLOWERS?

  • Anonymous

    This is such a hypocritical and biassed statement. Every time the conservative candidates talk, one of the blind followers (useful dumbs, as they were called in the Communist countries) immediately tries to gag, or ridicule him/her, infringing on their right to an opinion; following the socialist manual. Following your lead, have you ever herd Obama say anything truthful? rather than a complete recital of someone else’s discourse? Its time for a real leader, a real president, not some obscure, narcissist, power hungry fellow, used by a pack orchestrating the TRANSFORMATION OF America into a third world country! Read your history, learn about Argentina, once the most prosperous nation in the american continent (only 70 years ago), read about Venezuela, one of the richest Country in natural riches reserve in the world, Peru, Mexico Bolivia. We are been driven to the 3rd world country status, their socialists regime had brought upon them…. O yes, the promised transformation of America, in front of the grandiose Greek columns (Greece, also in disrepair)

  • MadMaudlin

    Ok. Who was the politician who criticized Bush on September 11, 2001 for continuing to read to kids, as a means to gain political points? Read my statement again. Bush definitely got a lot of flak for his actions FOLLOWING September 11, 2001 (and still does), but on that exact date? The exact day of the attacks politicians were accusing him? I don’t think so. Most people (civilians and politicians) were concerned about the tragedy.
    Again, that’s why Romney got so much heat from the media. As opposed to being more concerned about the lives lost, he turned the event into a potlitical ploy (the same day of the attack). He made accusations about the Obama Administration that were false. You don’t need look far past Fox News to see where things went wonky. In regards to Romney’s claim that embassy’s statement was akin to an apology, even Bill O’Reilly said, “I’m not sure the Governor is correct on that.The embassy was trying to head off the violence. Being conciliatory in that kind of a situation seems logical.”

  • MadMaudlin

    Fair enough. But what does the US Embassy reporting the White House have any significance?

  • Anonymous

    Obama didn’t become a US Senator until January 2005.

  • Sandie

    Obama is in a better position than GWBush ever was to do something about security – he knows where the foreign soil USA embassies are, Bush had the entire USA of undefined possible targets to protect, yet the left castigates Bush for not stopping 9/11, but Obama is above criticism. What a bunch of dishonest hypocrites the Obama groupies are.

  • Anonymous

    Romney speaking out that day did not disrespect any of the victims and families. As a matter of fact, it lifted them up knowing that someone in the United States cared enough to condemn the horrible actions against them. Obama has supported the Muslim Brotherhood all along who are responsible for this event. All of the events that have occurred over the last few months have led up to this. If you want to take words out of context from someone’s post and read in to it, fine. It won’t change the facts of what occurred. This president is not a strong leader and I believe it bothers you as well. The only thing left to do is attack Romney. I get it. First the blame goes to Bush and now the blame must go to Romney. Obama cannot never be blamed or take responsibility for being the commander in chief. Romney is not the president yet, Obama is and he is the one that should get the call in the middle of the night. It bothers you that Romney acted more like the president than Obama.

  • Anonymous

    There is evidence that the Obama administration had information this was going to happen. They did nothing. His lack of leadership throughout his presidency has shown not to be effective with these countries. Apologizing to our enemies in the middle east is not someone they will respect. He just doesn’t have the adequate knowledge and ability to be a strong leader.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    Commas and periods should be inside of quotation marks.
    http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/quotes.asp

    I’ll concede that all caps can be used to add emphasis in lieu of italics, bold, underline and other methods; I didn’t realize how limited this text interface was. Thank you for your corrections, I will do my best to remember them for the future.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    I am an American citizen. I am not an English teacher. The grammar police isn’t a real thing, as far as I know. I am not getting paid to do this. I think that answers all your questions, though I’m afraid I strayed from the topic of the article to do so. I apologize for that.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    You should capitalize the first word in a sentence. An ellipsis only has three periods. Speaking for periods, your sentence is also missing ending punctuation.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    Capitalize I and Middle East.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    You misspelled “fuckwad,” though I suppose you could argue it’s a made up word.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Are you teaching grammar or just being a troll? ‘Cause, no one’s asking for your grammatical critique.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    I would like to think I’m helping people. “Teach a man to fish…” and he won’t make grammar and spelling mistakes in the future. Think about it like this: if a politician is giving a speech full of mispronunciations, incorrect word usage, etc. is he going to get your vote? Are you going to understand his message? I don’t see any reason not to hold the average person up to the same standard. Bad grammar makes you look bad.

    I understand this is the Internet, but I honestly don’t think that’s any kind of an excuse. You should not be in such a rush to voice your opinion that you make basic mistakes, nor should you be using internet shorthand. This isn’t an instant messenger conversation, this is a public forum.

    When you look bad, it hurts the validity of your opinions in the eyes of others. Here’s another example: when you go to interview for a job, do you spend 5 minutes getting ready, or do you take your time getting ready, making sure you’re properly prepared? Would you rather hire the guy in shorts and a T-shirt or the guy in a tie and dress pants? Many people here make posts with proper grammar and spelling. I would like to think that they take their time formulating an opinion and proofreading it before they post rather than just shooting from the hip.

    TL;DR:
    If you proofread your posts, you will look more professional, and that’s really all I want.

  • greywolfrs

    So true…

  • greywolfrs

    What’s the matter, did you actually think you were fooling someone? Dunce.

  • Anonymous

    Foggy Bottom – is the State Department (nickname)

  • Anonymous

    I pray that romney continues to talk tough and truth, the patriots who are americans, will love it.

  • Anonymous

    TRUE!

  • Landry

    OMG! People are sick! Really Sick! Do you realize what you are doing to this country by lying and bashing our President at a time like this! I can’t believe it! MY GOD FOX and Racist White Wing NUTS ARE KILLING OUR COUNTRY! NOT OBAMA!!! WAKE UP YOU SHALLOW UNEDUCATED HATERS!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FAWJVNU7YG6EIQO27RKI54HB3M Bass

    You’re a stupid fat cunt. You are defending the Muslim terrorists that murdered our Ambassador and you say Romney is wrong for criticizing the president? You shit bags bashed Bush at any moment for anything you idiot. You stupid retarded piece of shit.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FAWJVNU7YG6EIQO27RKI54HB3M Bass

    You stupid uneducarted RETARD. You have NO CREDIBILITY. You know why you stupid shit eater? Because Hillary Clinton is NOT the Secretary of Defense. She is Secretary OF STATE you stupid uneducated bastard liberal. You cock sucker. You don’t even know even know who your own libtards work for you shit eating liberal bastard ass licker.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FAWJVNU7YG6EIQO27RKI54HB3M Bass

    Hey fuck yourself you shit eating unenducated bastard.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you,Fuzzy Bunny, for answering my post. Now, if you will indulge me, I have two more questions for you. 1) Why do you seem to have the overwhelming need to correct the posts of others? 2) And why does it matter?

  • Anonymous

    @google-360699742502854f92ea9fa7bc5d4953:disqus, Here’s a hint for you. Although your posts may be informative, this site is not a school. It is a place for people to exchange comments. You may be amusing some, but you can bet, you are probably annoying more. (Folks, such as me, wanna say or type the way we wanna. Incorrect spellings and grammar and all.) No one has been kicked off for their ”wrong” usage of spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. And, yes, I am very aware of the ”mistakes” in my sentence.

  • Anonymous

    @Sandie1:disqus, You will have to refresh my memory (really.) How many embassies were attacked under GW Bush? That many?

  • MadMaudlin

    And I admitted my flub, did I not? Do you know how to have a poltical discussion without name calling? Because really, it’s detrimental to your arguement as opposed to supporting it. I read Fox News, The Atlantic, Politifact, AP, Factcheck.org, MSNBC, BBC, The Guardian, and CNN. There’s also this wonderful website called Youtube, that actually lets you watch Obama, Clinton, AND Romney’s speeches in their entirety! And here’s the real kicker…You too, my friend, can google articles about these facts and speeches. Yes, the power is in your hands, my brother, to become a critical thinker! Because in the age of intelligence, ignorance is a choice.
    I trust that you’re compentant and capable at using the internet, although your previous comments suggest otherwise. Google Factcheck.org. They criticize both Democrats and Reppublicans, but their most recent article analyzes Romney’s speech. You, of course, can also use Youtube, too, to watch the primary documents in their entirety.

  • MadMaudlin

    I have no qualms about having a political discussion with people of a different opinion. It’s good to learn from others, as long as both parties can be respectful. But you don’t seem to have any poltical stance. You to get pissy about people only leaving two comments, and call them dunces for having an informed opinion. I would love to talk to you if you could form an opinion without resorting to insults, but you’ve yet to do that. Are you 12?

  • Kevin52

    What more can we expect from the Failure-in-Chief! Obama has been apologizing to terrorists since he was elected while distancing himself from our only friend in the Middle East: Israel. Perhaps the Jews in the U.S. will finally realize that liberalism is NOT their friend, their only friend has always been conservatives!

  • Kevin52

    Kim, what more facts were needed? Americans were being killed by terrorists while the Failure-in-Chief was apologizing once again to them! These attacks were no different than if they occurred in the United States because embassies are considered part of the nation that occupies them by the civilized world. Obama is a failure and you just cannot deal with that fact is the real problem you are having!

  • Kevin52

    You don’t have to be crude like liberals to get your point across, Bass. Don’t lower yourself to the level of liberals.

  • Kevin52

    It goes to show you most people and nations do not learn from history. Obama has returned us to pre-9/11 ignorance. Obama & his regime have castrated our intelligence services once again just like liberals did in the past.

  • Kevin52

    Deploying only 50 Marines and you call that handling the situation!?! OMG you got to be kidding! What is REALLY sickening is the Obama Regime had advanced warnings for months yet did nothing. Now after the attacks we get statements that this “might” have been part of a coordinated effort? No kidding! But Obama can’t be sure so lets do a multi-million dollar study to see if these attacks were coordinated. In the meantime we can give billions to those who hate us just like Obama is doing! Of course, had Obama not castrated our intelligence services we might have known a lot more ahead of time.

  • Kevin52

    Romney has every right to speak out. Obama also had every right, though his prattle was that of an ignorant fool who either does not understand Islam or refuses to learn.

  • Kevin52

    Do liberals EVER accept responsibility for anything??? It is ALWAYS someone else’s fault, this time Romney even though it was our Failure-in-Chief that is the POTUS.

  • Kevin52

    She is Secretary of State! Good night madMaudin, can you get anything right???

  • Kevin52

    You are right on one point, allies ARE important. Israel is our best ally we have in the Middle East yet Obama insults and ignores them on every turn. The latest was to avoid a meeting with Israel’s leader so the Failure-in-Chief could campaign on Letterman! He stabs our only friends in the region in the back and gives billions to Islamic terrorists!

  • Kevin52

    And Bill Clinton was handed Bin Laden on a silver platter — and refused to take him! Obama is a failure and no matter how you attempt to spin it he remains a failure!

  • Kevin52

    Hardly disrespectful to the families in what Romney said. However I am sure the families want to know why the Failure-in-Chief was apologizing to the very terrorists that butchered their loved ones!

  • Sandie

    You can’t remember them because there weren’t any? If there were, I don’t recall them.

  • SoThere

    There were 11 embassy attacks under GB, however, none of them were a coordinated effort like what is happening right now. Letting our guard down on the anniversary of 9/11 was unconscionable. Blaming it all on a video that no one has ever seen is stupidity and it shows that the Obama administration and the MSM who are covering his backside so he can get reelected is dangerous to the safety of all Americans in the world. You should know that our world embassies are places of refuge for American Citizens overseas in times of trouble. Where do they go now????

    Currently, there are 20 embassies under fire around the world.

  • VindicatorX

    Amen, Brother.

  • MadMaudlin

    Again, I admitted my mistake about Hillary Clinton. It was a stupid flub, and the white flag is raised. But I at least admitted it. It’s not the same as continuing to argue that “Obama apologized” when it’s easy enough to go to Youtube and watch his statement and hear that he actually condemns religious intolarence and acts of violence. It’s also easy enough to google the statement released by the embassy and read that they also condemn religious intolerence. The statement was realeased long before any deaths occured. Please tell me where he apologizes.
    Again, in fairness, if you’re going to criticize Obama about not taking preventitive measures, you have to criticize Bush, FDR, and other politicians for doing the same. I’m not saying that it’s right, but it’s nothing new. I imagine for Obama, he probably didn’t anticipate deaths to occur, although violence may have been anticipated. As for Bush, he probably didn’t anticipate an attack of that magnitude, and as most statements suggest, they probably didn’t know when to anticipate the attack.
    I haven’t agreed with Obama 100% of the time, and arguements about why Obama is good/bad are all a matter of opinion. The original question of the article was “Why is the media getting upset with Romney?” I think I’ve made my statement clear.

  • MadMaudlin
  • Sandie

    Thank you ST, I have a bad memory.

  • Anonymous

    @Kevin52:disqus, Sadly, what you say appears to be what’s happening. Which makes him derelict in his duty as POTUS to protect the people of the USA.

  • Anonymous

    @SoThere, Thanks for the info. Agree, yes, the embassies should have been on their guard on 9/11. No bullets for the Marines? Dumb, stupid, ridiculous. One poster gave the many embassies which had been attacked under Carter, Clinton and B.O. All had deaths involved. Do you know if there were deaths caused in the embassy attacks when G.W. was the Prez?

  • Anonymous

    Sandie, just read SoThere’s answer to me. Thanks. My memory is kinda funnny, at times too. Chalk it up to age, I guess. : )

  • SoThere

    So the killings were justified, right?

    This was a planned coordinated attack and the video was just an excuse. If Obama doesn’t know this then he’s an idiot.

  • SoThere

    Yes. I’m not sure of the number but I think it was around 30. I’m not sure how many were Americans. Bombs set off outside embassies don’t pick and choose who gets killed.

  • greywolfrs

    You are laughable. You come here to troll and act as if you are all for some political debate.
    Go troll some place else, dunce.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey stupid, stop trying to be some kind of English teacher. When using ellipsis, there are three and PERIOD for the end of the sentence, that would make four. Dumb M F er.

  • greywolfrs

    Here, correct this. S T F U, moron.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, it’s sticky chin the coward. That’s disgusting, but Obamao being proud of ordering a drone stike on people who held US citizenship is perfectly OK. You are one dumb M F er.

  • greywolfrs

    Another dunce heard from. You left wing idiots did the same thing to GWB, bu if it is done to Obamao, there is a problem. It’s all about race with you morons. It couldn’t possibly be that there are people who do not like his policies and think he is a horrible president. Oh no, it couldn’t be that.
    Please, go give yourself a swirly or a few hundred, dunce.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    You do the same dang thing every time someone shoots up a seven/eleven give me a break hypocrite.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    And we are a billion Washingtons. At least he didn’t get shot in the face because of cowardly attacks on unarmed men women and children. The left are too stupid to see this coming even Ray Charles would of seen this coming for heaven sake. That was my first thought on 9/11 those terrorist are planning something and if an idiot like me that lives in a one cow town than what in the hell is Obama excuse blame it on Bush I suppose. He blames him for every other thing he screwed up.

  • Sandie

    C’est la vie

  • Sandie

    How convenient that the Dems thrash others when it is their own leadership who bragged and puffed up their chests about getting Bin Laden, but now the “fit hits the shan” and they can’t take responsibility for their actions.

  • SoThere

    Obama bragged about killing their hero and now he’s paying for it.

    All the notables from Al Qaeda were in the crown in Egypt but Obama can’t see the significance of that. He’s a bumbling boob. He’s still trying to convince the uninformed masses that this is all about a stupid video that no one has seen let alone ignorant back water morons in the Arab countries who most of them have no idea what a computer is, let alone own one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/isaiah.corbin Isaiah Corbin

    Hillary is the Secretary of State, not the Secretary of Defense.

  • scotty

    I think what has people ticked off, more than anything else, are the constant apologies to offenders to the muslim faith while christians and jews are being disrespected by this administration. Persecution of any religion is wrong. The Obama administration is very obviously biased in favor of Islam, while saying and doing nothing when jews and christians are disrespected or in danger.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1591577915 Peter Scott Jenson

    Sick u all need help? maybe? I hope ur anger does not give u a heart attack.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1591577915 Peter Scott Jenson

    there is no independent thought in the media because they are working for money from a corporate “person” that believes there can be infinite growth in a finite system ( the earth )