Regarding the assaults on the American Embassy in Egypt and the American Consulate in Libya, the embassy issued the following statement:
“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions,” the statement began.
Edit: The page above is now not found and has been removed. Apparently all instances of the full statement have been scrubbed from the internet along with all tweets from the embassy.
Are we apologizing for our freedom of speech? Are we saying, “Thank you sir, may I have another?” Foreign policy has to be a mixture of fear and respect, in varying ratios. Foreign policy is not apologetic.
Later, the White House issued a counter statement saying, “The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government.”
Good for them. But did the original statement come from a third rate employee of the embassy? From a cook or a maid? Likely not. More likely is that it came from U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne W. Patterson, appointed by Obama.
So the assaults on the American embassy in Egypt and the American Consulate in Libya (which resulted in
one death four murders) in Libya was started by radical Islamists who were inflamed by an anti- Muslim video posted on the internet. This is their idea of civilization? Committing murder and assault over something posted on the internet? And our Egyptian ambassador apologizes for our freedoms? Thank you sir, may I have another. As Bill Clinton said about this, “But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”
Edit: Additional information has revealed that the Libya murders may have been planned for some time in retaliation for the US killing the number two al qaeda member some months prior and that the Obama administration was aware of a potential conflict as shown by their vacating most of the Egyptian embassy prior to the demonstration there but not taking any further action in other locations in terms of removing personnel or upgrading security resulting in the administration being caught flat-footed.