Did the president hit delete on his national security stump speech?
October 17th, 2012
08:50 PM ET

Did the president hit delete on his national security stump speech?

By Dan Lothian, reporting from Athens Ohio

A standard line in the president's stump speech that touts his administration's efforts to target al Qaeda has been missing from recent stops, in the wake of the Libya terror attacks.

"I said we'd refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11, and today al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead," the president has said.

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  5. StanCalif

    We suffered through 8 years of having a big liar (GW Bush) in the White House. Let's never forget this!
    Colin Powell, one of our most patriotic citizens, resigned when he learned that George sent him to the UN with scriped lies! Romney talks about his big plan for economic recovery, but all he can say about cutting government is "killing Big Bird"! No other "details" offered! By the way, the President has no power to do anything Romney proposes! This is the job of Congress, not the President! The President is NOT a "CEO"! Do you really want another big liar in the White House? Romney, if elected, cannot deliver anything he talks about!

    October 18, 2012 at 8:27 am | Reply
    • Rob

      Hopefully, all Americans listen to what you just said here. The only thing he has the power of doing is bringing big money to corporations like GWB did for many years ... Oh and moving everything to China ..

      October 18, 2012 at 10:57 am | Reply
    • Cindy Sheehan

      Obama lied! People died! Obama illegally bombed a sovereign state, replacing the stable dictator Qadafi with a power vacuum now filled with the salafist eastern tribes and Al Qaeda of the Maghreb. Then Obama released recidivist Guantanamo detainees who promptly returned to the battlefield, this time rayping and murdering US ambassador Chris Stevens. I prefer Bush to Al Qaeda accomplice Obama. Alas, Bush is not in this election. Your monkey boy made a huge mess of his community organizing Chicago neighborhoods, now the murder capital of America, then he screws up America, and then he screws up the middle east's Arab Spring. I'll take my chances iwth Romney.

      October 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Reply
      • PaxHominibus

        VERY well said Cindy Sheehan. At last an honest, intelligent post!

        October 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  6. nathan beverly

    The president lost the right to use the death of Bin Laden as a strong point of his presidency when he allegedly through his corpse in the ocean before we Americans even knew what happened. That's not the type of justice that we Americans or the Afghan people deserve.

    October 18, 2012 at 7:36 am | Reply
    • PaxHominibus

      I couldn't agree more, Nathan. Thanks for your comment.

      October 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  7. michaelfury

    "I said we'd refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11."

    Still waiting, Mr. President:


    October 18, 2012 at 7:21 am | Reply
    • PaxHominibus

      It's like when O

      October 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  8. josh rogen

    it's better for him to say nothing then give Romney any more failures to point to.

    October 18, 2012 at 2:49 am | Reply
  9. OffTheWorldPolitics

    "I want the American public to stay focused on what a great job I've done with the economy. Forget all this terrorist stuff, it's all in the past"

    Wait, didn't some guy just recently try to blow up the NY Fed?

    October 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
    • Talking Points

      @offtheworld, stay on point! Just because he was a muslim issued a student visa for the purpose of killing Americans and attacking our economy like the nineteen 9-11 Saudis doesn't mean there's any connection. Bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is on the ropes! Any facts to the contrary like murdered ambassadors, doubling of Al Qaeda in Iraq that Obama gave away, and more attack conspiracies in the US, why those are rogue individuals, probably provoked by anti Islam Youtube videos! Islam is a religion of peace and it's all Bush's fault. You are safe and Obama is a foreign policy genius.

      October 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply

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