(THE NATION) -- Mitt Romney has, for all intents and purposes, pretty much disqualified himself for the presidency by his intemperate comments in regard to the murder of the US ambassador in Libya. His bungling trip to Britain, Israel and Poland was bad enough, but his shocking remarks blasting President Obama and kowtowing to extremist, anti-Muslim Republican voters ought to be the final straw.
A quick summary of the facts: an extremist, Israeli-American’s film about Islam stirs up radical Muslims in Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere. The US embassy in Cairo, obviously sensing that tension was building, condemns the propaganda film. Then, the embassy in Cairo and the consulate in Benghazi come under attack. When the American diplomats are killed, including the US ambassador, President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton issue fierce condemnations. And Romney says this: