Yesterday, Mitt Romney condemned the American embassy in Egypt for giving a similar statement to one he made in the aftermath of a riot in Afghanistan. (Additionally, he tried to pin the blame for the statement on President Obama). In 2010 Pastor Terry Jones announced plans to burn a Koran, sparking a riot in Kabul. At least seven United Nations workers were killed and more than dozen others were injured. In the aftermath of the riots, Romney's first instinct was not to condemn the terrorists behind the violence and murders; instead, his first instinct was to issue a statement to Politico Magazine condemning Jones for exercising what he now calls "freedom of speech". He said that "Burning the Quran is wrong on every level. It puts troops in danger, and it violates a founding principle of our republic.” (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/41895.html#ixzz26LklMZxp ). Romney's reaction immediately after the riot gives us insight into how he would react as president to such an attack - it was a genuine reaction made away from the spotlight of a presidential election. Yesterday's reaction was a ruse; it was carefully calculated in an attempt score points in his presidential election.
In the end, what can the American people deduce from Romney's latest flip-flop? That apologizing to Muslim terrorists is okay as long as he is the one doing the apologizing.