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October 01, 2012

Romney Slams Obama on Libya

Mitt Romney hits President Obama in the Wall Street Journal: "Disturbing developments are sweeping across the greater Middle East. In Syria, tens of thousands of innocent people have been slaughtered. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has come to power, and the country's peace treaty with Israel hangs in the balance. In Libya, our ambassador was murdered in a terrorist attack."

"These developments are not, as President Obama says, mere 'bumps in the road.' They are major issues that put our security at risk. Yet amid this upheaval, our country seems to be at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. We're not moving them in a direction that protects our people or our allies."

First Read: "If you write a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Libya and the Middle East just two days before the first presidential debate -- which is supposed to be on the economy -- chances are that you're signaling that you want the issue to be raised on Wednesday night."

Politico reports Romney advisers "are split over how broadly and aggressively to attack" Obama on the issue.


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