Before I comment on Romney’s reactions to the Mideast crisis of the past two days, I would like to preface it with one known fact; Romney’s only exposure to live-rounds were served by a waitress and probably had a straw in it. The same can be said of Dick Cheney. Many others find this to be true of their own life circumstance. A significant difference is the cavalier willingness of Romney and Cheney to put others’ lives in jeopardy in armed battle. These modern-day warriors, when called upon to serve, immediately rushed over to the deferment table to sign-up.
Romney’s outrageous behavior, for me, brought to mind the 1950s disgraced Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy demeaning a decorated American officer during one of his rants warning of communists hiding in every
closet. This abhorrent behavior brought a stinging rebuke; at last sir, do you have no decency?
Romney, in real time, and absent the facts, but seeing a political opportunity gathered with his political advisers to draft a response. He could have cared less about the danger American diplomats were facing.
This is supported by his demeaning of the diplomat who issued the statement condemning those that defiled the Muslim religious leader in an inflammatory video. The diplomat could see the violence and here the gunfire
from the window of his embassy. He acted to diffuse a volatile situation. Romney and his advisers could neither here the gunfire or see the violence. Their only vision was the political opportunity that these imperiled diplomats presented to his presidential campaign.
Romney declared that the diplomat’s statement condemning hate showed weakness. He said the besieged
diplomat should have defended the hate video in support of free speech. He called the whole thing disgusting.
Just look at the political points Romney was accruing while the American body-count was rising! At last sir, do you have no decency