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Romney Calls Embassy Statement "Disgraceful"

Religious sensitivity vs. free speech in a campaign year. Romney claims the the White House "sympahtizes" with attackers.

Posted on September 11, 2012, at 10:39 p.m. ET

Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

Mitt Romney put out a statement tonight on a controversial American Embassy comment β€”Β since disavowed by the White House β€”Β that offered a sensitive ear to hurt "religious feelings" over an anti-Islam film:

I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.