Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Blog

This morning, as the nation mourns the tragic loss of four American diplomats and public servants in the attacks on our embassy in Libya, members of the House and Senate are sharing their thoughts – and their criticisms – of America’s foreign policy as well as any attempts to leverage this tragedy for political purposes.

The Star-Telegram collected the reactions of Texas’s representatives on the Hill. They also noted Gov. Rick Perry’s comments, castigating President Obama for the “impotent foreign policy that fostered this crisis in the first place.”

In the hours following the embassy attack, Gov. Mitt Romney expressed similar criticisms of the Administration, comments that were subsequently rejected or ignored by many of his GOP colleagues. Texans’ view of the situation –and its possible reflection on the candidates—remains to be seen. A poll conducted earlier this week put Romney ahead of Obama in the state by a solid 15 points. The survey shows a substantial preference for Romney in Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.

We want to hear what you have to say about U.S. foreign policy. On Friday September 21, AAI and the Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) will host a Town Hall in Houston titled “Israeli-Palestinian Peace: A U.S. Policy Imperative.” The event will focus on the latest political developments in the conflict, and explore what role the United States can and should play to overcome the obstacles that have halted progress in peace negotiations.

The Town Hall, which will take place from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at ACC’s Houston offices, is open to the public

Click here for more information or to RSVP for the event.

 

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