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"It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue," Jan Stevens, 77, said in a telephone interview from his home in Loomis, California, as he prepares for a memorial service for his son next week.

Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, has criticized President Barack Obama for not providing adequate security in Libya, saying the administration has left the country exposed to a deadly terrorist attack.

I've said a few times that this is the most ridiculous non-scandal in some time, something that would never be treated this way if it weren't for the fact that we're in the heat of a presidential campaign and that we have a candidate so shamelessly willing to exploit it. Lest we forget, this is Romney's second try at making political hay out of this.

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