President Obama fired back at Mitt Romney after the GOP presidential candidate criticized Barack's handling of the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya. Obama cut to the heart of it; accusing his challenger Mitt of having a tendency to "shoot first and aim later."
In an interview on CBS News, the President told Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes:
"There's a broader lesson to be learned here: Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later, and as president, one of the things I've learned is you can't do that. It's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them."
Obama also said that he will let the American people be the judge of whether or not Romney was "irresponsible" for stating that his dealing with the situation was "disgraceful" and that the White House "sympathized" with the mobs that killed four U.S. diplomats.
If you weren't aware, Romney was quoted as saying:
"The president takes responsibility not just for the words that come from his mouth, but also for the words that come from his ambassadors, from his administration, from his embassies, from his State Department. They clearly sent mixed messages to the world. The statement that came from the administration — and the embassy is the administration — the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to apology. And I think was a severe miscalculation."
Barack or Mitt; whose side are you on?
SOURCE: CBS News