“I also believe the Administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt instead of condemning their actions. It’s 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 wasn’t ‘cleared by Washington.’ That reflects the mixed signals they’re sending to the world.
“The attacks in Libya and Egypt underscore 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 ensure that events in the region don’t spin out of control. We cannot hesitate to use our influence in the region to support those who share our values and our interests. Over the last several years, we have stood witness to an Arab Spring that presents an opportunity for a more peaceful and prosperous region, but also poses the potential for peril, if the forces of extremism and violence are allowed to control the course of events.
The Mainstream Media said nothing about the criticism of the President’s response in the Middle East that came from the Democratic Party. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and others all ripped the president for his Mid East actions. Most of those statements were vicious, unlike Romney’s statesman-like comments.
I didn’t read about the press backlash when Nancy Pelosi said this:
“Bush is an incompetent leader. In fact, he’s not a leader,” Pelosi said. “He’s a person who has no judgment, no experience and no knowledge of the subjects that he has to decide upon. He has on his shoulders the deaths of many more troops, because he would not heed the advice of his own State Department of what to expect after May 1 when he … declared that major combat is over,” Pelosi charged. “The shallowness that he has brought to the office has not changed since he got there.”
Today the press was caught colluding about the questions they would ask at a press conference in an attempt to make Romney look bad. I don’t remember them colluding when:
Rep. John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania, in a news conference with Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said the problems in Iraq are due to a “lack of planning” by Pentagon chiefs and “the direction has got be changed or it is unwinnable.”
Or when Harry Reid said:
“I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and — you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows — (know) this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday,” said Reid.
This morning NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd said [The Romney campaign] wish they had that press release back, because as the hours unfolded….this statement looks crass and tone deaf in the light of this day. I can’t recall him saying anything on Sept. 7th, 2004:
a day when seven U.S. servicemen were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Iraq, [Democratic Party Presidential candidate John] Kerry termed the war in Iraq “catastrophic.” Still later, he referred to it in a statement as “a quagmire,” a word often applied to the U.S. conflict in Vietnam.
“I would not have done just one thing differently than the president on Iraq, I would have done everything differently than the president on Iraq. I said this from the beginning of the debate to the walk up to the war. I said, ‘Mr. President, don’t rush to war, take the time to build a legitimate coalition and have a plan to win the peace.’
When Ted Kennedy passed away, Chuck Todd wrote:
Kennedy’s place as Senate legend is well in hand now. The Lion of the Senate is talked about in the same breath as folks like Daniel Webster.
And while Kennedy was a liberal icon, he was known for his ability to find ways to work with Republicans. Not surprisingly, many have questioned what a difference he would have made in the recent health care debate had he been able to participate. Still to come is how his legacy will be used going forward.
I suppose It didn’t bother him when Kennedy said:
The president’s handling of the war has been a toxic mix ofignorance, arrogance, and stubborn ideology. No amount ofPresidential rhetoric or preposterous campaign spin canconceal the facts about the steady downward spiral in ournational security since President Bush made the decision to goto war in Iraq. If this election is decided on the question ofwhether America is safer because of President George Bush,John Kerry will win in a landslide.The war in Iraq has made the mushroom cloud more likely, not lesslikely.
Or even worse Todd forgot to mention that Ted Kennedy committed Treason:
Kennedy dispatched former Sen. John Tunney, a fellow Democrat from California, to seek face-to-face meetings between Kennedy and General Secretary Yuri Andropov. Tunney brought with him a memo on the tense relations between the U.S. and Soviets – with Kennedy siding unequivocally with the Soviets and blaming Reagan.
In a report by KGB Chairman Viktor Chebrikov, Kennedy is represented as suggesting “that in the interest of world peace, it would be useful and timely to take a few extra steps to counteract the militaristic policies of Ronald Reagan.”
Well you know that Ted, he was so popular he could get away with murder.
It is very strange that the liberal media would go out of their way’s to bash Mitt Romney who criticized the White House for sending a message which seemed to excuse violence and murder waged against American citizens. Especially when you consider the fact that they never opened their mouths to criticize stronger and demoralizing statements made by Democrats against a Republican President. It seems their bias is showing once again