Political blame game over Mideast chaos
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:38
- Date Sep 13, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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This is what's happening right now live in Egypt two days after attacking our embassy and tearing down our flags as you can see -- -- -- that with fewer -- client.
Cars be an overturned set on fire tires as well.
So where's our president he spent the day yesterday fundraising and campaigning in Las Vegas in Colorado.
But did he have time to attack Mitt Romney for speaking out on the crisis yes which some say President Obama should have done himself.
There's a broader lesson to be learned here -- governor Romney seems to have a tendency to.
-- first name later and as president more things I've learned as you can do that that.
You know it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you maker backed up by the facts and the huge part of the ramifications before you -- -- And clever sound -- perhaps but cheap shot should President Obama -- more focused on condemning the terrorist instead of attacking Mitt Romney.
Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson juniors here -- threat to good morning you know I believe the governor Romney's reaction was a 100%.
Appropriate and that's something that should be sitting and hasn't been said for the past four years and been in American foreign policy so his comments are appropriate.
And the mainstream media.
Parents coordinating well it's according to prove that early this morning that's a terrible terrible distraction the real issues that are of foreign policies fall apart.
We see you know Libya in Egypt in Yemen now even Iraq it appears the Middle East is in flames in his heart.
And so the tweets are not the issue.
In the sense.
-- should not be -- have determined the Cairo embassy should not be -- have -- for foreign policy.
Apparently it has become a substitute for foreign policy and we should also understand -- win the State Department.
Acted on those -- those apologetic -- Really apologizing the First Amendment and not to condone the film the film's ridiculous.
But it's part and parcel what the president said in 2009.
-- in his new beginning speech in Cairo he said there won't quote it.
And I considered part of my responsibility.
As president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam.
Where ever they appear.
Well it appears now that maybe we should be fighting other stereotypes.
Stereotypes of who Americans are and what -- thinking and what they've done.
In the Middle East.
We have now a profound failure of American foreign policy.
That has put American lives at risk and we -- those lives today.
The problem is this will continue.
If we go forward in -- week appeasing apologetic way and so I find it.
Dysfunctional as an American to -- that the presidential candidate.
Mitt Romney should be the only person in the United States who can't comment.
On America's foreign policy course -- he didn't say anything that was other than patriotic.
Anything other than with pro American.
Anything other than standing up for our American principles right and so to condemn him at this time.
I find that to be an American we need to debate.
And we need a course correction and if Mitt Romney in his comments to the president can't provide a course correction in the same way that he did.
When they deleted these tweets -- right and and then apologized for what they did.
Then that's a good thing.
But we need a reevaluation right away whether -- a campaign.
Or not we -- in tough shape we've got to rethink this today and we better respond in the way that.
Is America great observations and analysis as usual Peter doesn't statement -- -- much.