Mitt Romney is trying to shift the focus of the presidential campaign away from anti-American violence overseas and back to the economy, criticizing actions by the Federal Reserve and President Obama's record with China. Mitt Romney has been sharply criticized in recent days for his comments in the wake of attacks on American officials in Libya.
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Gaffes spoken in haste on the campaign trail can fade. But an inaccurate statement, geared for political advantage at a time of national crisis, could have a longer impact on the presidential race.
Violent attacks on US diplomatic posts in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and elsewhere this week underscore a lesson taught repeatedly over the past decade – namely, that security is necessary to launch fledgling democracies emerging from autocratic states.