Originally Posted by Rascal
I don't see how they are similar. Obamas comments were about a decision that Bush made, which McCain supported, to go to war with Iraq when we should have been going to Afghanistan. That decision resulted in thousands of deaths. The decision had already been made, so it was appropriate to criticize.
Romney immediately went political on this tragedy while events were still unfolding. I would almost be willing to write it off, but for the fact that it illustrates how he, and/or his foreign policy team, are incompetent/amateurish.
And for Romney to state that Obama was symathetic to the attackers is absolutely asinine (see quotes below). Sure there are those in conservative circles who will believe that. I put them in the same category as those liberals who have the same level of hatred for Bush and blame him for 9-11. But the average american, who isn't blinded by hatred, will realize the stupidity of the comments and how unpresidential they are.
And I don't know enough of the content of Obama's Greensville overstatement to see its relevance.
Did you see the statement from the Embassy in Cairo? The POTUS and State Department own those statements.
When a statement surfaced from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo condemning, "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims" and "firmly [rejecting] the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others,"
That's what he was referring to.
And yes, the two incidents are different, but the way you use those incidents to score points is not.
For effs sake...the tornado reference is "shooting first and aiming later.."