This attack was the result of anger due to an anti-Islamic film directed and produced by a man named Sam Bacile. A 52 year old real estate developer, according to Wall Street journal Bacile told them that "he made the film to portray Islam as a hateful religion" Also saying that "Islam is a cancer."
Isn't trashing someone else's Religion also hateful?
How much do you want to bet that this guy watches Fox news?
I'm not defending the extremists here, violence is violence, no matter who perpetrates it. I'm just saying Mr. Bacile shouldn't have been surprised that there was violence, we've seen this before.
As an Atheist myself I think it's really sad that people fight and kill over religion at all.
Anyway, after the attack the president issued this statement:
"I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya's transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.
The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward."
Fairly standard, quite respectful, and immediately attacked by Mitt Romney.
Has he no shame?
Even other Republicans are distancing themselves from Mitt Romney's attacks. How do you even blame a sitting president for something like this? Romney called the presidents handling of the situation "Disgraceful" but what's really disgraceful is using a tragedy like this to score political points.
Romney's campaign is desperate, flailing, and like a cornered animal it attacks indiscriminately.
Since the convention Obamas numbers have been slowly rising, while Mitts post convention bump has fallen flat.
I think it's only going to get nastier as November draws near and as Romney falls behind in the polls. With all the money behind him I see a waterfall of even more negative ads and attacks coming in the next two months.
It's going to be a very cold campaign season.