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Mr. Silver Foot

POSTED: September 13, 2012, 7:45 am

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in hot water for his knee-jerk reaction to the killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. Romney quickly denounced the Obama administration's handling of the attack on the U.S. Embassy that killed four Americans but reacted to an embassy statement before the bloody assault began. The GOP candidate's remarks not only broached protocol of non-political interference with the White House. policy during moments of international crisis, but came on the heels of the September 11 anniversary and his failure to reference U.S. troops during his speech at the Republican National Convention two weeks ago. Romney is being widely ridiculed today for his remarks and his campaign is on damage control. The Washington Post took exception to Romney's remarks in their editorial - Mr. Romney’s rhetoric on embassy attacks is a discredit to his campaign - in today's edition. The New York Times columnist Gail Collins criticized Governor Romney in her column, Mitt's Major Meltdown. Meanwhile USA Today published a subtle slap to the Republican candidate in its editorial, Libya, Egypt attacks deserve careful response. Overseas in The Guardian Ana Marie Cox writes about Romney's misfire in Mitt Romney's ill-judged attack on Obama over Libya backfires. The Cox column derides Romney, noting, "The Republican nominee's smirk after remarks on Libya was trivial – yet spoke volumes about his fitness for the presidency." In Al Jazeera, the headline is Romney criticised for remarks on Libya attack. Expect to have the governor's comments brought up during the upcoming presidential debates.

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