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Attack in Libya

Posted by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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From the NPR-

Quote:

Ambassador Chris Stevens died Tuesday after an angry mob descended on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in protest of an amateur American film that mocks Islam. The U.S. Embassy in Egypt was also attacked, and security is on high alert in both countries.


Both Obama and Romney have denounced the attacks. Below is Obama's response found on the Wall Street Journal website.

Quote:

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.

I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. 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.

On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya’s transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.

The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward.

Romney spoke boldly against the White House's response last evening to the attacks. You can read more about it here.

Do you think this attack will have an impact on the election? Do you know where Obama or Romney stands on foreign policy?


by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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virginiamama71
by Carrie on Sep. 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM

 Romney sounds like Palin.

Angelbabii407
by Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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I have to say I agree with Obama. I would be ticked off if someone mocked my religion like that too.
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Jambo4
by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 7:47 PM


Quoting Angelbabii407:

I have to say I agree with Obama. I would be ticked off if someone mocked my religion like that too.

... kinda like "The Book of Mormon" musical? wink mini 

Jambo4
by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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Well since you didn't bother to post Romney's words and just favored Obama in this post: 

Romney:  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.



When Romney mentions the Obama administration “sympathizing” with “those who waged the attacks,” he refers to this statement, released prior to the Embassy storming in Cairo by the Embassy:



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.


I'm glad that it only took 8 hours later after Obama condemned Romney's words that the president finally got around to condemning the attack on the embassy.  That's a true leader... NOT


rishsticks
by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 8:43 PM
Oy
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HistoryMamaX3
by Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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Again- WHY is this a political issue right now!?! For goodness sakes, our countryman is DEAD. Why not post condolences and information regarding what is being done or what actually happened???


Why is this about who is better at being more sorry? Screw Obama AND Romney- I don't care HOW sorry either of them are. This is just a political ploy for the both of them. grrr

SabrinaLC
by Sabrina on Sep. 12, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I think I'm done with politics :-/

egyptian_mommy
by Michelle on Sep. 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Did anyone else think about how...interesting the timing is? On September 11, in an election year. Gotta say it made me go "Hmm...".
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egyptian_mommy
by Michelle on Sep. 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM
And by the way, I in no way believe Obama was sympathizing with those responsible for the attacks.
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Mount_St_Mama
by on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Thanks for posting this. It is important to have both sides. Thanks again :)

Quoting Jambo4:

Well since you didn't bother to post Romney's words and just favored Obama in this post: 

Romney:  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.



When Romney mentions the Obama administration “sympathizing” with “those who waged the attacks,” he refers to this statement, released prior to the Embassy storming in Cairo by the Embassy:



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.


I'm glad that it only took 8 hours later after Obama condemned Romney's words that the president finally got around to condemning the attack on the embassy.  That's a true leader... NOT



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