Monday, September 24, 2012

A Bump in the Road??

On a 60 minutes interview, President Obama was asked about his Middle East policy in light of the deaths of four people including an American Ambassador.  President Obama replied, ""But I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road because, you know, in a lot of these places, the one organizing principle has been Islam. The one part of society that hasn't been controlled completely by the government. There are strains of extremism, and anti-Americanism, and anti-Western sentiment. And, you know, can be tapped into by demagogues."

Governor Romney immediately  replied saying, "What's happening in the Middle East is hardly characterized in my view as a bump in the road. Not with Egypt electing a Muslim Brotherhood president. Not with Libya seeing the assassination of an American ambassador. Not with Syria, with 20,000 people killed by Mr. Assad. Not with Pakistan in tumult and of course, not with Iran on the verge of becoming nuclear capable. This is a far - far from a bump in the road."

Later, Governor Romney told ABC NEWS, "I can’t imagine saying something like the assassination of ambassadors is a bump in the road.”

 Look for MSNBC, CNN, NBC, and CBS to claim the remarks were out of context or that Romney is "jumping the gun", or some other such nonsense.  They will twist this to benefit President Obama in any way they can.

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