According to the Associated Press (AP), Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential wannabe Willard Mitt Romney criticized President Obama following attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya, and as per his standard operating procedures he didn’t bother to check his facts, branding as “disgraceful” an early response to the assault in Cairo and saying it sympathized with the attackers.
The attacks were allegedly spurred by a video posted on the Internet, which protesters say attacks Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
Protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to replace the American flag with an Islamic banner, while in the Libyan city of Benghazi, four Americans were shot to death as protesters burned and looted the U.S. consulate.
Romney rushed to release his statement without having all the facts, saying he was outraged by the attacks and the death of the American consulate worker, mewing, “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.”
Of course while Willard was busy throwing gasoline on the fire, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, was condemning the attack in Libya “in the strongest terms.”
“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” Secretary Clinton said. “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.”
In response to Romney, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an email early Wednesday, “We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Gov. Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”
While the campaign may be “shocked” it is of course no surprise, indeed it’s straight out of Romney’s playbook, lie and lie often and loudly; don’t wait for facts, or just plain ignore them. Once again Romney’s proven he’s not ready for the prime time.