This is a reply by Mitt Romney to the insane allegation from Obama’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Cutter, that the inquiries taking place over the murder of the American ambassador in Benghazi are occurring only because it has been politicised by Romney and Ryan.
President Obama’s campaign today said that Libya is only an issue because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They’re wrong. The reason it is an issue is because, for the first time since 1979, an American ambassador was assassinated and President Obama’s foreign policy strategy of ‘leading from behind’ is failing. This administration has continually misled the American public about what happened in Benghazi and, rather than be truthful about the sequence of events, has instead skirted responsibility and dodged questions. The American people deserve straight answers about this tragic event and a president who can provide leadership, not excuses.
How anyone can not think of this as a major political issue is beyond me. That they would rather suppress such debate shows they understand perfectly well just how far knowing the facts of what took place discredits this administration, but that is the last reason that it should not be discussed right now. The month before an election is the perfect time for these issues to be vetted, far better than the month after, especially if keeping silent allows this administration to be re-elected.
This does say it all:
[My thanks to Bruce in the comments on a previous post]