Amen to that. You send soldiers into war zones armed with guns. We send our diplomatic staff into equally dangerous places armed with…what, exactly? Copies of Obama’s Cairo speech?
By the way, don’t miss Jeff Goldstein’s utterly devastating and comprehensive summary of our current political environment. A taste:
As the bodies of our slain diplomats were being unloaded from the transport planes in a staged maudlin public spectacle, Obama’s Twitter account was pimping sweatshirts; and the Obama election team was preparing a National Yard Sale Day for Obama.Also: will Attorney General Eric Holder be filing an amicus brief supporting the prosecution?
Egypt's general prosecutor on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for Florida Pastor Terry Jones and seven Coptic Christian Egyptians linked to an anti-Islam video on YouTube that sparked riots across the Middle East, The Associated Press is reporting.
Update: Jeffrey Lord is on fire, stomping all over the pretentious nonsense that is this administration’s foreign policy.
Can you imagine if the Roosevelt administration sent the Secretary of State in front of newsreel cameras to insist that in fact there was no need for war on December 8, 1941, because there was no connection between the previous day's Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the aggressive desire of the Japanese for military expansion? That the whole problem revolved around the film portrayal of an Asian (Chinese) detective named Charlie Chan? Then banned the U.S. government from using words or phrases that might offend the Shinto religion which proclaimed the Japanese Emperor was a god?
What if the Secretary of State of the day insisted there was no connection between Nazism's anti-Semitic ideology and the ongoing Holocaust? That all those death camps for Jews were really the fault not of Nazi ideology but a mocking, tasteless anti-Nazi film… made in America called I'll Never Heil Again. A film made by three Hollywood Jews named Louis Feinberg, Moses and Jerome Horwitz? Known professionally by the names of Larry, Moe and Curly -- The Three Stooges?