Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes comments on the killing of U.S. embassy officials in Benghazi, Libya, while speaking in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Update 10:28 a.m.  Romney isn't backing down from the less-than-factual statement he made last night:

"It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.” 

It was sort of confusing, as he made clear that the White House disavowed a controversial statement made by the U.S. embassy in Egypt. But he also said that the president should be responsible for the statement from embassies, ambassadors, etc.  Romney's speech hasn't gone over well (so far): 

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Update 10:24 a.m. "I think President Obama has demonstrated a lack of clarity in his foreign policy," Romney said. It's getting political. The conversation has shifted from the tragedy in Libya and Egypt, into Romney's talking about his foreign policy plans. 

Update 10:20 a.m.: "These views were inappropriate," Romney says. "The president takes responsibility for his ambassadors ... his embassies ... the embassy is his administration." Romney is continuing his attack on the White House and President Obama, and is saying that even though the White House has distanced itself from the statements sent by the embassy in Egypt, President Obama should be still held responsible.  

Mitt Romney is slated to speak in Jacksonville, Florida today where he's expected to address the attack in Libya and Egypt. You can follow along with us here. 

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