The egregiousness of the attacks on our embassies in Egypt and Libya is only closely matched by the egregiousness of the backwards narrative the mainstream media and the Obama Campaign are trying to create. It honestly sickens me.
So, let’s be clear: Muslim terrorists fire rocket-propelled grenades at our embassy in Libya while other Muslim terrorists storm the embassy wall in Egypt to burn our flag. An Ambassador is murdered and then drug through the streets, and when Mitt Romney, rightfully, condemns both the terrorists and the Obama Administration’s deafening silence on this egregious act of war, the Obama Administration has the tenacity to criticize the Romney Campaign? Outrageous!
Before the terrorists attacked the Cairo embassy, the embassy released a statement condemning the efforts of a filmmaker who is, allegedly, making a film depicting Muhammad. The statement was known for it’s cowardly condemnation of those who would dare to “hurt the feelings of Muslims.” After the attack on the embassy, the embassy sent out tweets affirming that they were standing by the statement and the Obama Administration remained silent on the issue.
As I discussed yesterday, the attack in Egypt was inexcusable and should be condemned outright. It should not be condemned with a caveat that those exercising freedom of speech will be equally condemned. But that’s all we have received from the Obama Administration.
So, when the Libyan terrorists shot rocket-propelled grenades into the embassy, killed Ambassador Stevens and then drug his body through the streets, where was the outraged condemnation from the Obama Administration? Instead of any substantive discussion of the unconscionable attack on an American embassy, we were treated to a love-fest where Obama softly rebuked the attack in the same manner he would lament the loss of life to a natural disaster; it was almost as if his response was, “These things happen, and it’s sad when they do.”
“Already, many Libyans have joined us in doing so, and this attack will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya. Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside Americans. Libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried Ambassador Stevens’s body to the hospital, where we tragically learned that he had died.”
Note the passive tense. “He had died.” Not, “They brutally murdered him.” The fact that this weak man could possibly pretend that those that murdered the Ambassador were trying to get him to a hospital is ridiculous and insulting. He went further to state,
“Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.”
I’m getting pretty tired of being lectured about respecting the feelings of other cultures and religions. I would be much more interested in hearing an unadulterated declaration of condemnation for attacks on our embassies and an unwavering promise that something is being done about it. Instead, we have only received half-hearted platitudes about condemning acts of war mixed with reminders about respecting faiths.
It is especially ironic that Obama, a Democrat, should, “Reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,” when just last week the DNC booed the mentioning of God and Jerusalem.
Obama continued on,
“No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.
But we also know that the lives these Americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers. These four Americans stood up for freedom and human dignity. They should give every American great pride in the country that they served, and the hope that our flag represents to people around the globe who also yearn to live in freedom and with dignity.”
After Obama got done promising that justice will be done, with zero outline of how he intends to accomplish that, he went on to tell us about dignity and what our flag represents? That is especially ironic since this coward has allowed our flag in Cairo to be ripped to shreds, lit on fire and replaced with a Muslim flag. He has allowed our Ambassador in Libya, along with three others, to be murdered with impunity. And he actually has the gall to discuss dignity and honor of service under our flag?
“Justice will be done?” I remember hearing the same promise from O.J. And, like Obama, all we saw was him playing golf.
While Obama served up ho-hum, textbook sentiments, he refused to answer any questions about the attack in Libya or Egypt and later hopped a plane to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.
Romney, however, did answer questions as the media attempted to paint him as playing politics at a difficult time of tragedy. Romney held a press conference, condemning the attacks and answered questions as to whether or not he regretted criticizing the Obama Administration after the attack in Egypt. Romney stuck to his guns and stated,
“I think it’s a a terrible course to – for America to – to stand in apology for our values. That instead, when our grounds are being attacked and being breached, that the first response of the United States must be outrage at the breach of the sovereignty of our nation. An apology for America’s values is never the right course.”
Obama commented on CBS News,
“There’s a broader lesson to be learned here: Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later, and as president, one of the things I’ve learned is you can’t do that,” Obama commented on CBS News. “It’s important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you’ve thought through the ramifications before you make them.”
But the fact still remains that we have embassies under attack, our sovereignty is being challenged, our flag is being desecrated, our personnel and diplomats are being murdered and we have yet to see anything meaningful come from the White House on any of this. Even if Romney doesn’t have all the facts, his response is appropriate because A) Our government should not be apologizing for upsetting our attackers. And B) Our government should be outlining what our response to these attacks will entail.
We have 54 days until the election. Hopefully, we can soon look back at this weak presidency as a dark period in our national history. Let’s work to restore a backbone to the Oval Office.
If you are interested in seeing what terrorists, followers of a “religion of peace,” did to Ambassador Stevens, please click here.