From the NPR-
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.
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?