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in a piece titled Mr. Romney’s rhetoric on embassy attacks discredits his campaign

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J.CHRISTOPHER STEVENS, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, was a skilled and courageous diplomat who repeatedly placed himself at risk in order to support the cause of a democratic Libya. His death, along with those of three other Americans, during an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday is a tragedy that should prompt bipartisan support for renewed U.S. aid to Libyans who are struggling to stabilize the country. That it instead provoked a series of crude political attacks on President Obama by GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a discredit to his campaign.
Much of the editorial has praise for the Foreign Policy of the current administration.

The final paragraph is very careful in its phrasing as it denigrates Romney by comparison:  

As for Mr. Romney, he would do well to consider the example of Republican former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, who issued a statement Wednesday lamenting “the tragic loss of life at our consulate,” praising Mr. Stevens as “a wonderful officer and a terrific diplomat” and offering “thoughts and prayers” to “all the loved ones of the fallen.” That was the appropriate response.
Both Jonathan Alter and Dana Milbank also just savaged Romney on Martin Bashir's MS-NBC show.  

Look for lots more criticism from the MSM on this.

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