GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney went after President Barack Obama for the White House’s weak response to the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. and the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
“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,” said Mr. Romney in a statement.
“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,” he said.
The White House, according to Politico, is now disavowing an apology for anti-Muslim activity in the United States from their Cairo embassy. “The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government,” a senior administration official told Politico:
The U.S. embassy in Cairo put out a statement early Tuesday that apologized for an anti-Muslim film being circulated by an Israeli-American real estate developer.
“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,” the embassy said in a statement published online.
Embassy Cairo also tweeted out that Islam was a “wonderful religion” while engaging in a debate with an unknown individual on Twitter on Tuesday.