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
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."