Much like the previous attacks on Romney for having had the audacity of visiting New Orleans after the storm, and several days before the campaigner-in-chief saw fit to do the same, Romney is once again under sieged by Obama’s campaign and by the media for stating the obvious, defending our sovereignty and standing up for one of our most sacred values, our freedom of speech.
Romney was correct to deride the Obamateurish statement out of our embassy in Cairo:
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. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.
(“Condemn efforts to offend believers”, Tell that to the Catholics…)
In America we respect the right to free speech, regardless of how insensitive or stupid the speaker may be, anyone doubtful of our commitment to this concept, need not look any further than to our Vice President Joe Biden.
But what I still can’t believe after reading the Cairo statement, is that there are so many people in our state department who are so stuck on stupid as to actually believe, that by saying to a bunch of rabid fanatics that “we don’t want to hurt their feelings”, a pre-orchestrated planned attack to test America’s will, would somehow be averted. Worse yet, is the naiveté of not securing our embassies on the eleventh anniversary of September 11; it is as if this administration truly believes its own rhetoric about “man-made-disasters”, “oversea contingency plan” and that the Fort Hood massacre was nothing more than a “workplace violence” case.
At this point we don’t know if the revolts will spread or be contained, about the only thing that we can say with certainty, is that regardless what happens next, the media will not hold this administration accountable for any of this. On the contrary, as we heard today thanks to an open microphone incident, the Islamofascist are not the media’s swore enemy, their number one enemy is Romney, whom they were all conspiring to discredit and ridicule prior to his press conference today. Never mind that Obama’s press conference consisted of a read a statement and as customary refused to take any questions from the press.
It is said that prior to going into Iraq, Colin Powell told Bush that “if you brake it you own it”, the same is true of Obama’s Arab Spring, he promised us Hope and Change in the Middle East and actively involved us in the removal of Mubarak and Kaddafi. I can’t say that I had any sympathy for either one of them, but at the moment their alternatives seem a lot worse. We changed two dictators who considered themselves our allies or at the very least collaborated with our interests in the region, with two other dictators who hate us and seek to undermine our interests and that of our allies in the region.
Try as he may to distance himself from the “Arab Spring” at this time, the reality is that Obama helped to build that.