ROMNEY'S COMMENTS ON EGYPT & LIBYA EVENTS.
They saddened all Americans.
Mitt Romney's latest behavior, as the Republican Party presidential candidate for the 2012 general election, leaves much to be desired.
His statements, in the wake of the United States embassies attacks in Egypt and Libya have failed to indicate that he has the patience to gather all the information about those events or any other event before he made any ridiculous comments.
His remark that, "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," was made prematurely before the actual event took place; showing the opportunistic side of a man, who would go to any length to exploit any situation for political advantage.
He was in a tight race with President Barack Obama, and it served him right to use vicious statements to condemn the Obama administration in advance for political gains.
Then when he was even told about his mistake, he went on to say, "I think it is a terrible course for America to stand in apology for our values," and "That instead when our grounds are being attacked and being breached that the first response of the United States must be outrage at the breach of the sovereignty of our nation. And apology for America's values is never the right course." when no apology of any kind has been rendered by the U.S. government.
Most of those remarks were made in connection with another statement by the U.S. embassy staff to cool tempers, and to stop the issue from reaching a boiling point, that it (staff) "condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions." well in advance before the demonstrators scaled the embassy walls in Cairo.
Romney continued to rain obnoxious statements on the Obama administration, for the only apparent reason that he wanted Obama to look bad in a crisis in which the U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three members of his staff have been killed.
Both attacks in Cairo and Benghazi have enraged president Obama and all Americans, and it would be irresponsible for Romney to engage in an incessant rant that he was the only one who was outraged by them.
His timeline in making his allegations was faulty, and that compelled Obama to say that he (Romney) "was injecting politics during a time of still-developing international crisis." (CNN, 9/13/12).
The president countered by saying, "Gov. Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later, and as president, one of the things I've learned is you can't do that," Obama said during an interview with CBS.; and also, "It's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them."
There were a string of politicians that went on the media to chastise Romney for his outrageous attitude at a time when the country was in mourning of the deaths that took place in Libya.
Among them were 4-Star General Wesley Clark, who said that Romney was wrong in being so abrasive in condemning the Obama administration, and that Romney's attitude was uncalled for. So was Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who called the comments by the Republican candidate "irresponsible" and "reckless", and said they were "about as inappropriate as anything I've ever seen at this kind of a moment." (CNN report).
Others, like Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich, were as spineless as jelly-fish and supported Romney at a time, when their party was pretending to engage in bi-partisanship in the nation's affairs.
The U.S. has been grieved, and it was a moment to put politics aside, and joined forces to berate the perpetrators of such heinous acts in Egypt and Libya against American citizens; and so it saddened many people's hearts to see that kind of divisiveness among politicians.
This hub had predicted yesterday that, due to the fact that 2012 was an election year, bad reports would be preferable by the Republican opposition to get Obama's campaign to go off track; but that should not be so, when the grief affected the whole nation; and for the sake of unity and solidarity against U.S. enemies like al Qaeda and the Taliban. In other words, America's resolve to come together as one nation should never be underestimated.
If only Romney and his followers would go that route, the country would be better off, instead of using the bad news and circumstances from two incidents that have befallen America as a whole, to denigrate president Obama, solely for political reasons.
Should he (Romney) realize his mistake and apologize to the U.S.?