No surprises from Romney
September 21, 2012 · Updated 2:21 PM
It was the smirk that got to me.
I’m not surprised that Mitt Romney would criticize President Obama while our embassy in Benghazi was burning and our ambassador to Libya and three other diplomats lay dead. I’m not surprised that he didn’t wait to find out that the statement he called an “apology” for provoking the attacks was made before the attacks occurred. I was surprised that after he did find out, he still insisted on his illogical — indeed impossible — accusation. If we didn’t already know it, we now have proof positive that his hindsight is worse than his foresight.
But more alarming than Romney’s quick trigger,
more arrogant than his refusal to admit a mistake, more crass than his attempt to make political hay out of an attack on the United States, was the satisfied smile that kept flickering across his face as he spoke about these horrifying events. That’s what got to me.