During tonight’s presidential debate, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama over what Romney said was President Obama’s failure to call the September 11, 2012 attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya an “act of terror” for fourteen days following the attack.
Here’s the exchange in question between Mitt Romney and President Obama (emphasis added):
GOVERNOR ROMNEY: I think it’s interesting the President just said something which is that on the day after the attack he went to the Rose Garden and said this was an act of terror.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: That’s what I said.
GOVERNOR ROMNEY: You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack it was an attack of terror. It was not a spontaneous demonstration?
PRESIDENT 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 it an attack of terror.
While I understand Mitt Romney will say just about anything to get elected, including telling blatant lies, I find the ease with which he tells lies to be more than a little disconcerting. Here’s President Obama calling the September 11 attack on our embassy in Benghazi an act of terror the morning after the attack.
Yet again Mitt Romney has proven no lie is too great for him to tell.