* From President Obama on the events in Libya (MercuryNews):
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya's transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and
deeply saddened by this loss.
The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward.
The Republicans, Mitt Romney, Reince Priebus, and Sarah Palin, have shown their capacity to lie. The Republicans said the President apologized. Really? I think that anyone that reads to the President's statement and thinks that the President apologized in it, needs to go back to third grade and work on reading comprehension. Shame on Romney, Priebus, and Palin for using someone's death for the basis of their lies and as an attack on President Obama.