There is another astonishing nugget from the Romney video, discovered by Joshua Marshall at Talking Points Memo. Romney notes that the hostage rescue disaster in the Iranian desert dominated the 1980 presidential election campaign, and says: "If something of that nature presents itself, I will work to find a way to take advantage of it."
"Presents itself" is an interesting word choice. We usually say that of opportunities - good things.
And not everyone, perhaps not many people in either the Democratic or Republican parties, would view international catastrophes, in which our country has been hurt and humiliated, mainly as things that - evidently without a moment's delay, as we saw in the Libya crisis last week - they could "work to find a way to take advantage of."