Ifcannot be trusted to be honest and show good judgment during a time of national crisis, he is not fit for the office he seeks.
Mitt Romney is taking heat from both sides of the aisle for politicizing the murder of American diplomats at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on Wednesday.
Rather than promote unity among Americans during a time of national tragedy and show respect for the murdered diplomats, Romney instead took the prevailing position of the Republican party and put his own political ambitions ahead of what was best for America.
Several hours before the U.S. Consulate was attacked and set ablaze, Romney held a press conference in Florida and falsely accused President Obama of siding with the attackers.
Romney based his claims on a statement issued by a mid-level US Embassy staffer, who was trying to calm local residents agitated by an anti-Muslim film posted on the internet on Tuesday.
The original statement said, "The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."
The Romney campaign used the murder of four US diplomats as a political weapon in what some are calling increasingly desperate efforts to save a failing campaign.
"This is yet another opportunity for us to identify the clear contrast between Gov. Romney and President Obama with respect to how they would lead our country," said Lanhee Chen, Romney's campaign policy director," the Washington Post reported.
Yet there was nothing from Romney about how his foreign policy distinguishes him from President Obama. It was only insults based on inaccurate information.
The next morning, after learning of the death of Americans diplomats, Romney doubled-down on his misleading message, repeating that the president was 'apologizing' for American values, when there was nothing in the statement to support such claims.
How can other nations trust the word of the United States, if the president is known to ignore facts and not tell the truth to his own people?
Indeed, Mitt Romney has become the most dangerous politician in America. His poor judgment, lack of character, and obvious disregard for everything but his personal ambition would only bring disgrace to the United States on the international stage.
A lack of foreign policy experience does not in itself make Mitt Romney unfit for office, but his lack of good character does.
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