“Apology for America’s values is never the right course”
What alternate reality are we living in? The press goes hard after Romney today for defending American values but let’s Nobama walk out of the Rose Garden without taking questions, no questions asked. Eye on the ball you idiots in the lamestream – The President and his State Department own this mess. American soil was invaded and Americans were killed on 9.11.2012. September 11th, do I really need to connect the dots for you morons in the press? Do you jobs. Hold this administration accountable.
For the Record, Romney went after them:
Mitt Romney held a press conference to discuss the situation in Egypt and Libya on Wednesday morning. The press corps was remarkably hostile, basically treating Romney’s early, forceful statement on the matter – delivered during a night of confused Administration bungles and total Obama silence – as if it were some sort of mistake, which he needed to clarify or apologize for. Romney was not in any mood for apologies.
Romney called the attacks on both the Cairo embassy and Benghazi consulate “outrageous and disgusting,” and said “it breaks the hearts of all of us who think of these people, who have served during their lives in the cause of freedom, in the cause of freedom, and justice, and honor… we mourn their loss, and join together in prayer that the spirit of the Almighty might comfort the families of those who have been so brutally slain.”
“America will not tolerate attacks against our citizens and our embassies,” Romney declared. “We will defend, also, our Constitutional rights of speech, assembly, and religion. We have confidence in our cause, and 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.”
…Unlike President Obama, who ran away from his later press conference without taking any questions, Romney let the press have at him. They were primarily interested in portraying his early statement of outrage about the Egypt attack, and criticism of the Administration’s response, as a gaffe he needed to walk back somehow. Romney reminded them of the precise sequence of events, including the Cairo embassy and State Department’s insistence on reaffirming their apologies to the Islamists for the “abuse” of free speech that ostensibly set them off. He reminded reporters that the White House did issue a statement during the “unfolding” crisis last night… but it was nothing more than a vague effort to “distance” themselves from the words of the Cairo embassy.
…He grew visibly irritated with reporters’ aggressive efforts to make him consider hypothetical scenarios, such as whether his statement about Cairo would have been different if he had known the U.S. ambassador to Libya would soon be murdered.
“Apology for America’s values is never the right course,” Romney declared, in what might prove to be a more memorable statement than anything contained in his prepared remarks.