"There's a broader lesson to be learned here. Gov. Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later," Obama said in an interview with CBS News's Steve Kroft that was scheduled before four Americans were killed Tuesday at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
"As president, one of the things I've learned is you can't do that," Obama added. "It's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them."
Jimmy Carter, August 15, 1980:
In their fantasy world, all the complex global changes of the world since World War II have never happened. In their fantasy America, all problems have simple solutions -- simple and wrong.
It's a make-believe world, a world of good guys and bad guys where some politicians shoot first and ask questions later.
"Shoot first and aim later"?
You mean like blurting out the fact that Egypt's no longer an ally?
Criticism of the president's foreign policy by the opposition party never appeared to be much of an issue for vintage media when George W. Bush was in office.
Harry Reid's despicable declaration that "this war is lost" comes to mind. Or the Democrats' slanderous rhetoric about U.S. troops in Iraq.
Hat tip: Western Journalism.