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Let’s Review Romney’s Initial Statements On Libya

Filed in National by on October 22, 2012 0 Comments

Romney may want to argue over the word “terror” now, but that wasn’t what he did the night of the attack in Libya.

Romney’s initial statement on Libya:

“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” the statement read. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

The assertion that the administration sympathized with attackers was derived from a statement by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo — before the compound was breached — criticizing an anti-Muslim film that “hurt the religious feelings” of others.

Got that?  Romney was responding to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo – people who were trying to calm a potentially explosive situation.  He wasn’t harping on terror.  He didn’t call it a terrorist attack.  (Not that he should have at the time)  He was claiming that President Obama’s first response was to “sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

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Last Night’s Debate: Libya

Filed in National by on October 17, 2012 12 Comments

Delaware Dem is buried under polling numbers, so I’m jumping in on this – with DD’s blessing! There are two separate issues concerning the exchange on Libya last night.  I’ll deal with the easy one first.

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Breaking: US Ambassador Killed in Libya

Filed in International by on September 12, 2012 23 Comments

The United States ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in a rocket attack on the American Consulate in the city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a contractor working at the mission said Wednesday after seeing Stevens’ body. (link)

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Juan Cole’s “Open Letter To The Left On Libya”

Filed in International by on March 28, 2011 6 Comments

University of Michigan professor Juan Cole, an expert on the Middle East, writes an open letter to the left on Libya.

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Libya Is Not Iraq

Filed in International by on March 21, 2011 67 Comments

Marc Ambinder explains how the military intervention in Libya lays out a new standard for international interventions.

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Read All About It in the Sunday Papers-Labor Day Weekend Edition

Filed in International, National by on September 6, 2009 10 Comments

LEAD STORY-The (UK) Observer: Former Brazilian PM Urges End to ‘Disaster’,  AKA “The War On Drugs” Seriously, does ANYone ANYwhere on the political spectrum agree that this unmitigated disaster makes sense? The human toll in many of the countries in Latin America and South America has been incalculable: “After decades of overflights, interdictions, spraying and raids […]

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