The president said he called the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi "acts of terror" in Rose Garden remarks "the day after the attack," which is true. However, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler wrote that the president did not say "terrorism" in those remarks and that "it took the administration days to concede that it was an 'act of terrorism'"
unrelated to the "Innocence of Muslims" video that he, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice initially and repeatedly claimed incited the attackers.
After the debate, moderator Candy Crowley said on CNN, "(the administration) spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and that there was this riot outside the Benghazi consulate, which there wasn't."
When voters are considering whether to "fire" a president, they want to know if the one they might hire is up to the job. The first two debates show Romney is up to the job. The final debate on Oct. 22 is on foreign policy. It will give Romney an opportunity to close the sale with voters.
The president's record on that subject is no better than his record on the economy.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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