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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized the Obama administration over its earlier response to the violence in Middle East following the attacks on the U.S. Embassy that resulted in the death of an American, while the protesters burnt and looted the U.S. Consulate. The assaults were in response to a 14-minute video trailer of a movie that allegedly attacks the last prophet of Islam.
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo said in a statement following the attacks that it fully condemns the efforts of those who are continuously trying to hurt the feelings of Muslims and offend the believers of Islam. The statement was issued before the death of the American was reported. However, Mitt Romney grabbed the chance to attack Obama saying that he is “outraged” by the attack on the U.S. Embassy and even more to see the president sympathizing with the people who caused it.
"I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi," Romney said in a statement issued to reporters late Tuesday, according to a report by The Ticket. "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks."
At about the same time Romney released his statement, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stepped forth and vigorously condemned the attacks in Libya.
"Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet," Clinton said. "The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”
White House spokesman Ben Labolt later on said that the administration is shocked to see that in the face of such an unfortunate event, Obama’s rival presidential candidate has chosen to launch a political attack.