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Now governor Romney's response to the embassy violence which made heavy use of the word apology and is getting a fair amount of criticism.
Here's chief political correspondent -- camp.
At a Jacksonville Florida news conference Mitt Romney condemned attacks on US missions in Egypt and Libya that killed four US officials including the US ambassador.
This attack on American individuals and embassies.
-- it breaks the hearts of all of us to take of these people who have served during their lives because of freedom.
And justice and honor.
Romney immediately criticized the Obama administration for a statement issued from the US embassy in Egypt yesterday.
That -- says amounted to yet another Obama apology for Americans overseas when it is Americans who were the victims of the attacks.
Seven times in nine minutes Romney reference the Obama administration's apologies for US policies and principles -- to statements.
And it in my in my view a a disgraceful.
Statement on the part of our administration.
To apologize for American values statement to keep your -- and administration.
Was it was it a statement which is akin to apology and I think was a they I -- severe miscalculation the first response should not be to say yes we stand by our comments that.
Suggests that there's something wrong with the right of free speech.
Romney's initial review last night prompted a harsh counter attack not from the Obama administration but from the Obama campaign in Chicago which said in a statement quote.
We are shocked that at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya.
Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack -- reporters grilled -- with questions about whether he turned to partisans -- too soon.
You regret the -- at all given what we know now do you regret.
Have you nasty things not -- -- Romney brushed back reporters noting that White House officials backed away from the US mission in -- statement and removed it from the Internet last night.
The White House distance itself last night from the statement saying it wasn't cleared by Washington.
That reflects the mixed signals they're sending to the world.
-- is under fire for speaking too soon before all the facts are known.
Presidential nominees receive regular national classified security briefings.
Right now those are not happening for Mitt Romney they are expected to happen soon but aides won't say when -- -- Garrett traveling with the governor Carl thank.
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