The political fallout from the deadly attack in Libya. Sadly it took this tragedy to put the foreign policy debate front and center in this election.
And the debate quickly turned nasty.
The Romney campaign is defending its attack against the Obama administration, accusing the president of being sympathetic to the people involved in the attack against the U.S. compounds in Libya.
President Barack Obama responded to Romney's criticism on CBS News, saying "Governor Romney has the tendency to shoot first and aim later." He continued, "As President...it's important to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up the facts."
Is this the right debate to have at this time? And does it benefit either side?
OutFront tonight: Obama Campaign Foreign Policy Surrogate, Gen. Wesley Clark, Fmr. NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Romney Foreign Policy Adviser, Norman Coleman.
The United States Ambassador to Libya killed in Tuesday's attack was a career member of the foreign service. Christopher Stevens was 52-years-old, born and raised in Northern California and fluent in Arabic and French.
He joined the peace corps and taught English in Morooco in the 1980's before joining the state department in 1991. Over the course of his career he served in Israel, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and finally Libya, where he had been stationed since the revolution last year.
OutFront tonight: Foreign Affairs Correspondent Elise Labott, and David Tafuri, a partner at the Washington Law firm Patton Boggs who specializes in post-conflict countries including Libya. Both guests new Ambassador Stevens.
The angry protests against the U.S. in Libya and Egypt are blamed in part on an amateur film called "Innocence of Muslims" that ridicules the Prophet Mohammed.
It portrays the Prophet Mohammed as gay, a child molester, a "murderous thug". It depicts Islam as a fraudulent religion.
OutFront Tonight: CNN's Miguel Marquez, who spoke to an actress who worked on the film.
CNN's Erin Burnett talks to New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof and CNN's Ian Lee reporting from Cairo about the recent protests against the U.S. in the middle east.
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