In a statement at the White House Tuesday, President Obama condemned the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, saying, “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts,” and promising, “We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.”
Mitt Romney, for his part, accused the Obama administration of “sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt instead of condemning their actions,” saying, “An apology for America’s values is never the right course.”
Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said he was “shocked” that “at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.” Are you?