Obama’s Cold Embassy Response Leads Press To Attack Romney
September 13, 2012 2 Comments
The President’s response to the Embassy attacks in the middle east can best be described as odd. He delivered a cold, distant message on the matter yesterday. He appeared annoyed that he had to even make a comment. He showed no outrage over the death of a US ambassador. He didn’t look like he was very much concerned at all about what was going on. Obama went ahead with his normal schedule yesterday, appearing at a campaign event in Nevada where he didn’t even mention the ambassador by name. These are major attacks on the United States and the President seems disinterested and preoccupied.
Meanwhile the press is trying to bury Obama’s cold, distant response by focusing on supposed gaffes made by Mitt Romney. The AP published an article that reads more like opinion than news. They suggested that Romney’s statement yesterday that the Embassy apologized and that it’s never to early to defend American values is somehow not factual and therefore a gaffe. Obama commented on it himself yesterday. As usual the fact checkers are showing their left-wing bias. Worse, they’re inserting this into a news article that really is nothing more than opinion. Especially so when even the administration acknowledges that the Embassy statement was horrible.
Romney’s statement was pretty clear. The Embassy attack on American free speech was an apology for the movie put out by Sam Bacile and Pastor Terry Jones. At the time the Embassy issued its statement there were already protesters in Cairo. Romney is right, it’s never to early to defend American values. In this case the value is free speech. That the protesters in Cairo hasn’t yet breached the Embassy isn’t even relevant to Romney’s statement. The AP and Obama know that but they have to cover for Obama’s Carteresque handling of this situation. Romney needs to make another statement on these protests today. He needs to attack Obama’s weakness and his distant reaction. He needs to tell the country that under a Romney administration, murdering an ambassador will not be tolerated. He needs to call for an immediate suspension of all aid to Libya and Egypt.
According to ABC’s Jake Tapper the Pentagon called Pastor Terry Jones to try to strong arm him into no longer funding the anti-Islam film the protesters are allegedly so outraged about. Let’s be up front, Terry Jones is a bit of a nut and no doubt his silly movie is unnecessarily offensive to Muslims. But free speech actually has to matter in this country. We cannot have government officials calling American citizens, much less pastors, trying to get them to shut up. These are thug tactics because the unspoken message is that if Jones doesn’t stifle himself the government will. This is exactly what Mitt Romney’s point is, it’s never to early to defend the American value of freedom of speech.
We’re living in a very strange time in American history. We have a President who is cold and distant in his response to major Embassy attacks. Obama appears disinterested, he doesn’t seem outraged at all. Meanwhile the press doesn’t attack Obama’s handling of these attacks or his preparation or the intel surrounding them. Instead, they attack his Republican opponent by intentionally misinterpreting his statement. Meanwhile the government is calling a pastor up demanding he no longer fund a movie. No one in the press cares about that, in fact many of them blame the movie rather than the rioters and murderers in the middle east.
Obama and company operate under the belief that they should never let a good crisis go to waste. One wonders how they will use this crisis to further their cause. They’re already attacking free speech, as though a movie made by an irrelevant pastor in Florida is cause for murder and mayhem throughout the middle east. What else are they up to? Or do they even know what they’re doing right now. It almost seems like Obama has no strategy, no plan. Other than his re-election of course.
UPDATE: What do you suppose the biggest threat to national security is? Islamic terrorists come to mind, perhaps a major financial meltdown. Neither of these according to Michelle Obama. Being fat is the biggest threat to national security. Talk about out of touch, not to mention rude because of course she’s implying that we Americans are a bunch of fat slobs. At this point the biggest threat to national security may be Mrs. O’s husband.