You are absolutely correct. Please pay attention to this timeline very closely now.
#1 - At 6:30 am local time on Tuesday, the US Embassy says they "condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims and firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."
#2 - Protests begin at 11 am local time on Tuesday.
#3 - At 6:30 pm local time on Tuesday, the US Embassy re-tweets "This morning's condemnation (issued before our protests began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy."
#4 - At 9:30 pm, Hillary Clinton releases a statement condemning the attack, http://www.nationaljournal.com/natio...libya-20120912
#5 - At 10:15, Romney releases a statement, “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. 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.”
Romney's statement is false. IF you are holding to the notion that the embassy represents the Obama administration and what they say is just like if he said it, their first
response was to denounce attacks on other people's religion (like many presidents, including Bush just 6 years ago)...BEFORE the protests even started. Their second
response was to stand by their statement (denouncing attacks on other people's religion) AND to say that it was wrong for the embassy to be attacked.
Romney doesn't have one leg to stand on in this issue. He's getting blasted by all sides, and rightly so. What he did was stupid, rash, irrational, and a mere shadow of the foreign policy troubles he would cause. Yes, cause
How you can give the guy who insulted Great Britain and made a farce out of his visit to Israel the benefit of the doubt on such an idiotic and careless statement is beyond me.