Henry Kissinger on Response to US Embassy Attack: 'Mitt Romney's Sentiment Was Appropriate'
On today's America Live, Fmr. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger weighed in on the violent riots occurring throughout the Middle East, as well as the United States' political response to the apparently planned attack in Libya resulting in the death of Amb. Chris Stevens.
Megyn Kelly asked Kissinger to react to the U.S. Embassy's tweet Tuesday, apologizing for an anti-Islamic video and speaking about it being wrong to offend the religious feelings of Muslims.
"It was an unwise statement to make, because
the mob was already outside the Embassy," he said. "The appeal should have been to the government of Egypt to supply security , not to emphatically deal with the demonstrators ... so [the] sentiment that Gov. Mitt Romney expressed was appropriate."
Kissinger refused to comment on whether the timing of Romney's statement was appropriate, however. "The fundamental thing is ... I think it's important to make it clear that the U.S. doesn't tolerate attacks on its Embassies."
The former secretary of state also weighed in on how America is being perceived in the world right now.
"The world is watching to see which direction America is going to go and what will happen after the election ... I believe very strongly in a bipartisan foreign policy."