Update: The Romney campaign responds–
Andrea Saul,Romney Campaign National Press Secretary, made the following statement in response to the Obama campaign’s comments on the terrorist attack in Libya:
“President Obama’s campaign today said that Libya is only an issue because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They’re wrong. The reason it is an issue is because, for the first time since 1979, an American ambassador was assassinated and President Obama’s foreign policy strategy of ‘leading from behind’ is failing. This administration has continually misled the American public about what happened in Benghazi and, rather than be truthful about the sequence of events, has instead skirted responsibility and dodged questions. The American people deserve straight answers about this tragic event and a president who can provide leadership, not excuses.”
Update: CBS News says Cutter is wrong.
CBS is right. Romney/Ryan said that they were not going to make Benghazi an issue on the campaign trail, preferring to let Congress take the lead. I didn’t think much of that strategy at the time, but so far it has been vindicated. Cutter lying about it just adds to the mix now. Will media continue to note when she isn’t telling the truth? That could quickly become a full-time job.