Oh, that awful Mitt Romney. Just a few minutes before the White House itself disavowed the Cairo Embassy apologizing for free speech, Romney rightfully condemned the appeasing statement in no uncertain terms. And as a result, all day long, the corrupt media has been on a rampage to make Romney pay for the unpardonable sin of criticizing Their Precious One.
You see, there’s no precedent for a political opponent immediately criticizing a sitting president after a foreign policy crisis.
So with the entire institution of the media circling the wagons for Obama today, in a futile attempt to rescue him from his own foreign policy blunders, we now have CBS News riding to the rescue in order to give the same president who condemned Romney before he condemned the terrorists an opportunity to further politicize this tragedy:
There’s a broader lesson to be learned here. Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.
Yes, that’s President ‘Acts Stupidly’ talking about spouting off too quickly.
But the President is right about Mitt Romney — guilty as charged; Romney did shoot first to defend the principles of free speech that the people who work for Obama in Cairo were so eager to fritter away. Yes, that damn Mitt Romney saw this outrageous example of simpering in the face of terror coming from American officials and immediately spoke out against it.
Here’s the statement AMERICAN officials in Cairo released:
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.
That doesn’t sound very American to me, at all. But things would only get worse…
Not long after this weak apology sympathizing with the worst kind of intolerance was published, this very same embassy was attacked by the very same Islamists who had just received that apology. But after the attack, and quite incredibly, the embassy felt it was necessary to release a statement standing by the original apology!
This is the kind of weak-kneed, bow and scrape weakness that invites aggression, and Romney didn’t need 10 hours like the White House did to finally state that nothing justifies these attacks or any kind of violence or any kind of infringement on free speech.
Romney acted decisively and stood up immediately as President Obama dithered in front of the entire world.
So, yes, Romney shot first without aiming because he doesn’t need 10 hours to aim when it comes to standing up to Islamists and standing for freedom of speech.
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