Obama On Ambassador's Murder: A Bump In The Road

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Monday of downplaying recent foreign crises as he seeks to gain an edge on foreign policy – a relative area of strength for the president.

    President Barack Obama was assessing his support for the governments that have sprung up in the wake of the Arab Spring when he argued in a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday that “I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road.”

    “Bumps in the road?” Mr. Romney said Monday as he sized up Mr. Obama’s interview performance and rattled off examples of tumult abroad. “We had an ambassador assassinated…twenty thousand people have been killed in Syria. We have tumult in Pakistan and of course Iran is that much closer to having the capacity to build a nuclear weapon. These are not bumps in the road, these are human lives.”

    While Mr. Romney has been a regular critic of Mr. Obama’s foreign policies, that’s rarely been truer than in the last few weeks. Amid uprisings in the Middle East that led to the death of an American ambassador, Mr. Romney’s team blasted out a statement that caused a blowback even from conservatives who saw it as inappropriately timed.

  2. Lucrum


    Too bad for the U.S. Odumbo couldn't hit a "bump in the road".
  3. Obama initially expressed outrage, condolensces to the families, and Romney dives in making things from the US look bad. If you really think Obama underplays the murder of Americans, well, I have to disagree. Watching CNN now, they seem to agree with me.

    However, a big However, I seriously doubt it was a random event. Maybe not PrePlanned, but certainly taking advantage of the situation. Rather than fight with you over some semantics, I would rather agree that we have a fucking mess in the ME.
  4. luke. . . try praying in a mosque.
  5. TGregg


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  6. pspr


    Isn't that the truth! Then Obama does that watered down defense of American values at the U.N. Unbelievable.