Now that the perimeter of the US embassy in Yemen has been stormed by men wielding sticks, knives, and hurling rocks, how will the White House lower the bar yet again for American humility? Maybe another apology. It is not enough to pass blame for a region on fire by pointing to a YouTube video. In fact, we’ve been reminded in the press conference by Hillary that only a few bad people are involved. Really, have you seen the newsreels? They understandably maimed and murdered because a few Americans were insulting of Mohamed? Now it’s other embassies from western nations being attacked including Britain and Germany. Is that because of an American made trailer on YouTube? The apology must be morphed in a global religious tolerance oration from the Teleprompter.
There is a choice this election, as the Democratic campaign likes to frame it, preferring not to be a referendum election based on past performance and a near view into the future on what current policies will produce in the foreign arena and domestic economics. The two separate paths seem not just divided but more like a T intersection; Left or Right. And you better look both ways before you get onto the path or you might be run down by people racing from the left path and heading full speed past the intersection on down the Right path. Apologies and foreign aide for friendship or respect through strength. Now that’s choice. We don’t have to look back any farther than Ronald Regan to see why voters chose him over Carter in not unsimilar situations. If you are a fence sitter independent there is not much middle ground left that the candidates share. So let Obama make the apology and let Romney speak out on strength and help define the choice.
Mr Nice Deb
Neil Munro, The Daily Caller: Obama submits to Brotherhood, asks for suppression of anti-Islam video:
President Barack Obama has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood’s demand that the federal government suppress a satirical video of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad.
But Youtube denied the request late Sept. 14.
Youtube’s executives shut down videos that they deem “hate speech.” A YouTube spokesperson said Sept. 12 that the video “is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube,” and repeated that message late Sept. 14, so rejecting Obama’s unprecedented request.
Obama’s request complied with the Sept. 13 demand and threat by the brotherhood, which now governs the Arab world’s largest country, Egypt.
“Hurting the feelings of one and a half billion Muslims cannot be tolerated, and… we demand that all those involved in such crimes be urgently brought to trial,” according to an English-language statement on the brotherhood’s website.
The brotherhood’s demand included a threat of additional violence during Obama’s re-election campaign.
How God-awful is this administration? Until I read the complete sentence, I couldn’t tell if the following statement: “Hurting the feelings of one and a half billion Muslims cannot be tolerated, and… we demand that all those involved in such crimes be urgently brought to trial”, came from the radical Muslim brotherhood or our own State Dept.
Michelle Malkin: The White House declares war…on YouTube critics of Islam:
Last night, the LA Times reported that the White House leaned on YouTube to censor the anti-Islam movie that provided jihadis with handy cover and pretext for their long-planned attackon our diplomatic posts and embassies abroad:
Administration officials have asked YouTube to review a controversial video that many blame for spurring a wave of anti-American violence in the Middle East.
The administration flagged the 14-minute “Innocence of Muslims” video and asked that YouTube evaluate it to determine whether it violates the site’s terms of service, officials said Thursday. The video, which has been viewed by nearly 1.7 million users, depicts Muhammad as a child molester, womanizer and murderer — and has been decried as blasphemous and Islamophobic.
Beginning with the 9/12 numbers (covering 9/10-12) Romney’s numbers began to rise while Obama’s began to fall. Today’s poll shows which started the day the violence began shows Romney with a small 3% lead (essentially back to where they were as the DNC convention began).
Paul Ryan spoke to the Values Voter Summit this morning and it’s getting great reviews from people, including Rush who has already played a portion of it on the radio.
On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday night, National Review columnist Mark Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said President Barack Obama gave an embarrassing performance Wednesday during his campaign swing through Las Vegas, Nev., in the wake of attacks on U.S. diplomatic stations in Libya and Egypt.
“I thought that thing last night with the president saying he had ‘a tough day’ and comparing the dead Americans in Libya to campaign supporters, which he did — I thought was one of the most disgraceful, inept and embarrassing performances by a head of state or government that I have ever seen,” Steyn said. “Every American should be ashamed of their president.”
Steyn didn’t fault the president for going to Sin City, acknowledging that sometimes plans are in place and things have to move along. But the tone of Obama’s remarks set him off.
“He didn’t script his remarks,” Steyn said. “I mean, this is a man, for example, who doesn’t have, I think, great empathetic qualities at the best of times. But to slough it off in that bloodless language — you know, when he says, now I believe this is a direct quote, ‘Obviously, our hearts are broken today.’ If you say ‘obviously’ before it, your heart is not broken. He said, ‘Oh, it’s a tough day.’ It’s not a tough day [for him]. It’s a tough day for the families of the four people who were killed.”