Posted 7 years ago on Oct. 17, 2012, 8:40 a.m. EST by bensdad
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The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people in the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened. That this was an act of terror and I also said that we’re going to hunt down those who committed this crime…
Romney: I think interesting the president just said something which – which is that on the day after the attack he went into the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror.
Obama: That is what I said.
Romney: You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror?
It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you’re saying?
Obama: Please proceed governor.
Romney: I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the President 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.
Obama: Get the transcript.
According to that transcript, here’s what Obama said in the Rose Garden Sept. 12 at the end of his five-minute statement:
As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.
We also learned that Mitt Romney can’t shake the stink he generated by jumping on the attacks in Benghazi and Cairo before the smoke, literally, had cleared.
Obama: “While we were still dealing with our diplomats being threatened, Governor Romney put out a press release, trying to make political points, and that’s not how a commander-in-chief operates, You don’t turn national security into a political issue — certainly not right when it’s happening.”