The Romney campaign wants voters to believe that if Mitt Romney were president, U.S. embassies across the Middle East would not have come under attack last week.


Asked if that's correct on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, conservative political columnist George Will had a simple answer: "No."

In admitting as much, Will stakes out a position opposite the Romney campaign and most neoconservative politicians in the Republican Party, who've jumped on the Romney campaign's push to blame President Barack Obama for the deaths of four U.S. embassy workers in Libya. Even former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has echoed the allegation that Obama projects "weakness," which somehow contributed to the attack.

That angle, Will did not abide.

"The great superstition of American politics concerns presidential power and during a presidential year that reaches an apogee and it becomes national narcissism: Anything that happens anywhere in the world, we caused or we could cure with a tweak of presidential rhetoric," he said.

This video is from ABC's "This Week," broadcast Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, as snipped by Mediaite.