Geee Posted January 23, 2013 Share Posted January 23, 2013 Investors Business Daily: War On Terror: In the final debate, GOP candidate Mitt Romney was mocked for bringing up the spread of terrorism to Mali, which has been implicated in the weekend's Algerian terrorist massacre. So who is out of touch? 'Mitt, do you know that most of America thinks Mali is one of Obama's daughters," tweeted hipster television personality Bill Maher last October, to ridicule Romney's debate statement that global terrorism was not dead at all and in fact was spreading. "Mali has been taken over ... the northern part of Mali, by al-Qaida-style individuals," Romney said in the first four minutes of the Oct. 23 debate. A "mini-seminar on Mali," sniped the New Yorker. "Mali Appears On Mitt Romney's Radar" mocked France's Le Monde. "Was that in the morning briefing book?" sneered a New York Times editorial. "Molly? Oh, Mali," live-blogged The Guardian. Romney campaign staff later scrambled to assure the press that Romney was not a hopeless wonk out of touch with the electorate by bringing up obscure countries in the middle of an election, but was in fact receiving U.S. intelligence briefings, as all presidential candidates do after their convention. After all, a monstrous terrorist attack had happened in Libya last Sept. 11, which resulted in the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens who was apparently attempting to stop the smuggling of Libyan weapons to terrorists in the Maghreb. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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