Just who does Barack Obama and his foreign policy team represent? Does he represent Americans and the ideal of freedom of speech? I have to ask, because the attacks against the American Embassies in Egypt and Libya warrant much more from the president of the United States. And, whatever the response, the attacks certainly do not warrant an apology to the attackers!
On the day when Americans were remembering those who were lost during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, radical muslims attacked the American Embassy in Egypt. Why? Because the so-called “protesters” were angry over a movie being made about their prophet Mohammad. How did they express this anger? By breaching the walls of the compound, tearing down the American flag, burning it, and replacing it with a black flag very similar to one used by al Qaeda.
In addition, violence also erupted in Libya when members of a radical Islamist group known as Ansar al-Sharia were protesting near the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
The protests in both countries were sparked by outrage over a film ridiculing Muhammad produced by an Israeli filmmaker living in California and being promoted by an extreme anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the United States.
In this incident, four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
And what was the reaction to all of this? An apology… to the attackers. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued the following statement: “We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.”
Are you kidding me??? They apologize? Just because a movie is being made, does that give them the right to storm an Embassy? And where is Barack Obama in all this? Silent!
Obama did issue a statement regarding the deaths in Libya. In the statement, Obama said, “I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans.”
But then Obama also added this, “While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.”
Ok… so what is that all about? Doesn’t the U.S. stand for freedom of speech? If so, then that freedom goes for things that may or may not be offensive to someone. In fact, with most statements, there is some person who is likely offended. In no way, should Obama be apologizing because a film was upsetting to someone. That’s not the role of the president. However, when Americans are killed, when embassies are attacked, then that’s when a president should step in.
Here’s what Charles Krauthammer had to say, in addition to telling the protesters to “go to hell.”
The apology IS a disgrace. The U.S. should not be apologizing to anyone! The attackers in Libya actually paraded around with one of the killed Americans. And we are apologizing to them? “Oh, sorry we offended you.” This is an absolute pathetic display by Obama’s foreign policy team.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney expressed his outrage with the attacks, and blasted Obama and his team by saying, “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.”
As noted on Breitbart.com, Obama’s first response was to blast Mitt Romney. It was eight hours later that he actually issued a statement condemning the attacks.
These attacks which came on the 9/11 anniversary serve as a clear reminder of what we face as individual Americans and what we face as a nation. We will always be under attack from radical muslims who seek to destroy us. The minute we step back from our beliefs and our way of life, is the day we start to lose that battle.