Mitt Romney’s utterly contemptible effort to politicize the terrible Benghazi incident is the most despicable thing I’ve seen from the man yet. And there’s been a lot of depicable things to choose from.
Here is a transcript of what was actually said by the president the day after the attack.
Remarks by the President on the Deaths of U.S. Embassy Staff in Libya
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Every day, all across the world, American diplomats and civilians work tirelessly to advance the interests and values of our nation. Often, they are away from their families. Sometimes, they brave great danger.
Yesterday, four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi. Among those killed was our Ambassador, Chris Stevens, as well as Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith. We are still notifying the families of the others who were killed. And today, the American people stand united in holding the families of the four Americans in our thoughts and in our prayers.
As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.
I heard the republican VP candidate Paul Ryan say on Good Morning America this AM, that when Obama said this —
“No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation”
That he wasn’t talking about this particular event.
I don’t know what to say to that. The president, standing in the Rose Garden, addressing the tragedy specifically, on the day after it happened,——— wasn’t speaking of Benghazi, according to Paul Ryan.
I think there will have to be a new, higher category of shame for these people.