Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:11 AM
bigtree (50,889 posts)
Quick Transcript of Romney's Sniveling, Reckless Lies In Today's Libya Presser
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from The PJ Tatler: http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/09/12/transcript-mitt-romneys-press-conference-on-the-attacks-in-egypt-and-cairo/
( . . . and my own loose transcribing of the questions)
MITT ROMNEY: good morning. americans woke up this morning with tragic news and felt heavy hearts as they considered that individuals who have served in our diplomatic core were brutally murdered across the world.this attack on american individuals and embassies is outrageous, itís disgusting, it breaks the hearts of all of us who think of these people whohave served during their lives for the cause of freedom, and justice and honor. we mourn their loss and join together in prayer that the spirit of the all mighty might comfort the families of those who have been so brutally slain.four diplomats lost their life, including the u.s. ambassador j. christopher stevens in the attack on our embassy at benghazi libya. and of course with these words i extend my condolances to the grieving loved ones who have been left behind as a result of these who have lost their lives in the service of our nation. and i know that the people across america are grateful for their service, and we mourn their sacrifice. america will not tolerate attacks against our citizens and against our embassies, weíll defend also our constitutional rights of speech, and assembly, and religion. we have confidence in our cause in america. we respect our constitution. we stand for the principles our constitution protects. we encourage other nations to understand and respect the principles of our constitution, because we recognize that these principles are the ultimate source of freedom for individuals around the world. possibly the administration was wrong to standby a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. its never too early for the united states government to condemn attacks on americans and to defend our values. the white house distanced itself last night from the statement saying it wasnít cleared by washington. that reflects the mixed signals they are sending to the world. the attacks in libya and egypt under score that the world remains a dangerous place and that american leadership is still sorely needed. in the face of this violence america cannot shrink from the responsibility to lead. american leadership is necessary to insure that events in the region donít spin out of control. wecannot hesitate to use our influence in the region to support those who share our values and our interests. over the last several years weíve stood witness to an arab spring that presents an opportunity for a more peaceful and prosperous region but also poses the potential for perfectly if the forces of extremism and violence are allowed to control the course of events. we muststrive to insure that the arab spring does not become an arab winter. with that iím happy to take any questions you may have. steve.
(Q: Do you regret the tone of your statement?)
ROMNEY: the embassy in cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached, protestors were inside the grounds, they reiterated that statement after the breach. i think heights a terrible course for america to stand in apology for our values, that instead when our ground 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 americaís values is never the right course.
(What about making the criticisms in 'real-time,' as events were unfolding?)
ROMNEY: the white house also issued a statement saying it tried to distance itself from those comments and said they were not reflecting of their views. i had the exact same reaction. these views were inappropriate. they were the wrong course to take when our embassy has been breached by protestors. the first response should not be to say, yes, we standby our comments that suggest that there is something wrong with the right of free speech.
(so, what did the WH do wrong since they have disagreed with the embassy statement?)
ROMNEY: their administration spoke. the president takes responsibility not just for the words that come from his mouth but also for the words that come from his ambassadors from his administration, from his embassies, from the state department. they clearly sent mixed messages to the world, and the statement that came from the administration, and the embassy is the administration. the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to apology and i think was a severe miscalculation.
(speaking of mixed-signals , , , what about criticizing the president when he's in the process of executing critical foreign policy)
ROMNEY: we were speaking about the different courses we could take with regard to the challenges the world faces. the president and i have differences of opinion with regard to israel and our policies there, with regards to iran, with regards tow afghanistan, with regards to syria we have many distinctions and differences. we join together in the condemnation of attacks on the american embassies and the loss of american life and join insympathy for these people. itís also important for me just as it was for the white house last night by the way to say that the statements were inappropriate, and in my view a disgraceful statement on the part of our administration to apologize for american values.
more, more: http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/09/12/transcript-mitt-romneys-press-conference-on-the-attacks-in-egypt-and-cairo/
watch here: http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/mitt-romney-s-press-conference-concerning-the-death-of-the-u-s-ambassador-to-libya-video-20120912
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Quick Transcript of Romney's Sniveling, Reckless Lies In Today's Libya Presser (Original post)
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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:24 AM
bigtree (50,889 posts)
2. he has to be directly confronted on his yammering today
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. . .and stomped!
I think the press today looked a bit timid. The network assessments after the Romney presser reflect that timidity about just calling Romney a liar and traitorous on this. We'll see if it does, in fact, swell into a huge bursting bubble for him.