Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Romney's First Lie In The Second Debate

Mitt Romney wrongly claimed and LIED when he said that it took 14 days for President Barack Obama to brand the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya a terrorist act. Obama yet again claimed that ending the Afghanistan and Iraq wars makes money available to "rebuild America," even though it doesn't.

Now for the truth:

OBAMA: The day after last month's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, "I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened. That this was an act of terror and I also said that we're going to hunt down those who committed this crime."

ROMNEY LIED: "I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror."

OBAMA: "Get the transcript."

THE FACTS: Obama is correct in saying that he referred to Benghazi as an act of terrorism on Sept. 12, the day after the attack. From the Rose Garden, he said: "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. ... We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act."



  1. Not sure how or why the media is stuck on this obsession that stopping our spending on the war in Afghanistan doesnt allow us to invest more in rebuilding America? If I keep borrowing money (ie, putting $5 on my credit card to go to starbucks every day), unless I decide to default on that loan--eventually I'll have to pay it back. And while I'm paying it back, I'll have less available to spend on anything else. Same thing applies to money we're now borrowing to spend on the war. Doesnt matter if it's deficit spending (borrowing), or coming out of savings--it depletes resources that could be used otherwise--ie, rebuilding America.


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