Senior administration official: The Cairo embassy’s statement does not reflect the view of the U.S. government; Update: Romney calls embassy statement “disgraceful”

posted at 10:34 pm on September 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

I thought the White House might decide to keep quiet on this and hope that the media doesn’t press too hard tomorrow. And I think they would have, if not for the fact that Romney’s surely ready to go nuclear on them for it and force the issue. Remember, thanks to a few openings created by Mitt (most notably forgetting to thank the troops in his convention speech), Obama’s angling to frame himself as President Foreign Policy for the stretch run to election day. How would that play if he’s suddenly being hammered tomorrow for Apology Tour 2012?

So here’s the walkback. You know who’s going to have a fun day on Wednesday? Jay Carney.

The White House is disavowing a statement from their own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.

“The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government,” a senior administration official told POLITICO…

“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a Tuesday statement.

Here’s the last tweet from Cairo embassy account, posted three hours ago as I write this:

https://twitter.com/USEmbassyCairo/status/245665697408102400

Really looking forward to hearing Carney explain which part of the embassy’s earlier statement failed to represent the views of the U.S. government. I want to hear it in his own words; hopefully the press corps will make him elaborate. If the White House rejects the idea that criticizing religion constitutes an “abuse” of free speech, then good for them. But let’s get it on the record, because we all know there’ll be more incidents of embassies stormed and people shot over “insults” to Islam — quite possibly in Afghanistan — and the tune’s likely to change later as political circumstances demand.

Exit quotation from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Twitter account:

Update: Like I was saying, Obama had no choice but to retreat. Here comes Mitt:

I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.


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Almost, ALMOST feel sorry for poor widdle Carney, trying to make sense of what they’re feeding him.
“Wait, what ?? “

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I know what happened on 9-11. I attended funerals for most of that September. Are you saying more people died in 9-11 than in Afghanistan post 9-11?

lexhamfox on September 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM

You really are clueless. Most all Afghan muslims killed since 9/11 have been killed by other Afghan muslims.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Islam is as dangerous in a man as rabbis is in a dog. – Winston Churchill

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM

..I think you mean rabies, don’t you? Not being a nit-picker; just wanted to clarify the quote. Unless, of course, that was a dog with a preference for Jewish religious people.

The War Planner on September 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM

LOL

*sip*

You don’t want a bunch of p*****-off rabbis after you, man.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Still don’t see any comments from your sorry ass on that 0 video. Whats the problem apologist?

Bmore on September 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

When people take the Lord’s name in vain like you do there ^^^ it hurts my religious feelings because it violates one of the basic commandments of my religion.

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 12:16 AM

your delusional beliefs are not my problem. the embassy was wrong to criticize the exercise of free speech. we clear?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM

The same could be said about you, you delusional twit. Buy some balls. You need them, nancy.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Today we should be remembering our fallen.

Instead we are once again reminded of what a useless POS we have for a president.

Pithy enough, because I could go on…

ccrosby on September 12, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Indeed…because he’s soooo important. May he go to Hades, soon.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

“We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”

He could care less about a death. He’s only squawking as it’s an election year.

wargamer6 on September 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

your delusional beliefs are not my problem. the embassy was wrong to criticize the exercise of free speech. we clear?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM

You’re as clear as mud, bless your heart.

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Flora Duh on September 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Funny how Obama and team can be more forceful when confronting Mitt Romney.

In the bright side, at least he’s not blaming Bush.

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

the embassy condemned what it saw as an abuse of free speech. there’s not discernible apology anywhere, no matter how hard you’re trying.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

You really can’t be that stupid, can you?

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

So, what in those words was not an apology? It was condemning people using free speech and hurting others’ feelings. A rational person would take this as an apology. Of course, you are a lib so the rational assumption really doesn’t apply, but you could at least try. We all know you are a liberal communist apologist, but don’t come here and try to tell us that what we are seeing is not really what we are seeing. You and your fellow travelers may be stupid; we are not.

AZfederalist on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:26 AM

So… I take it this is the QOTD for today?

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Flora Duh on September 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Not surprised that the slimiest group of jackholes ever to infest the White House would issue such a statement. There isn’t one of them who wouldn’t berate their own mother if it meant they could score a cheap political point by doing so.

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Our government, today, offered statements implying a message of regret for offenses by American people towards a religious group. These offenses were not committed by the State, but private citizens. And you don’t consider that an apology?

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM

no, dear, sorry. they didn’t imply that.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

don’t be a coward, say what you mean: you want military action. what other country should we attack while we’re at it? goddamn moron.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Maybe a well-timed Predator up your ▓▓▓ would relieve your constipated brain of its brownish load.

Why don’t you like the United States?

hillbillyjim on September 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

your delusional beliefs are not my problem. the embassy was wrong to criticize the exercise of free speech. we clear?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM

No, WE’re clear…you, not so much.

Exactly who’s free speech are you…or the embassy…refering to?

Get a clue, sport. This wasn’t some bunch of OWS wannabes smashing windows at Starbucks at the Galleria.

This was an attack against the United States. An attack against an embassy IS an attack on our soil…period, effin dot.

If YOU are too damn thick-headed or young (not always mutally exclusive, of course) to remember this OR this…then watch and study.

If you DO remember, and still are willing to spout such asinine crap, then go back to making spit-bubbles or whatever it is you do to pass time between watching MSNBC and taking your Lithium pills.

BlaxPac on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

“we clear?”

What a pompous ass of a troll.

No, were not clear.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

If all you’ve got to hurl at people by way of argument is a trite criticism of their writing style, you’ve already lost the battle.

And the word you were searching for, but failed to grasp, is SYNTAX.

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM

You have reading comprehension problems. You missed this: Full wrath? If Romney suggests we should nuke any nation whose citizens burn the American flag, his campaign is finished.

Angell likes to criticize Romney. But Angell is illiterate, as well as hysterical.

And you obviously don’t know the meaning of syntax. Good night.

Basilsbest on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

no, dear, sorry. they didn’t imply that.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Poor Obama boot licker must be getting tired.

wargamer6 on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Flora Duh on September 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Nice. Ok Mitt you can run an empty chair ad right about now.

We will watch Barry Hussein spaz out like a mime with Tourettes syndrome.

SparkPlug on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

“We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”

Flora Duh on September 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

O M G, help us !!

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

HilRods Latest Tweet!!

StateDept ‏@StateDept

#SecClinton Statement on the Attack in Benghazi, #Libya: http://goo.gl/8GbRW

https://twitter.com/StateDept
______________________

Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Attack in Benghazi
********************************************************

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 11, 2012
******************

I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.

This evening, I called Libyan President Magariaf to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya. President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation.

Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.

In light of the events of today, the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.

posted 1 hour ago

http://statedept.tumblr.com/post/31380336590/statement-by-secretary-clinton-on-the-attack-in

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM

When did we start using Russian names for our ships, it’s a bit distressing.

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Since Barack Insane Obama was elected. Oops

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM

BlaxPac on September 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:26 AM

The comments in that “Oops” Navy Times article in the headlines are hilarious. I’m just trying to figure out a good Hunt for Red November joke.

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

So, what in those words was not an apology? It was condemning people using free speech and hurting others’ feelings. A rational person would take this as an apology.

AZfederalist on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

how do you apologize for something you didn’t commit?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Who didn’t see this coming?

From the Obama campaign:

“We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”

Flora Duh on September 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Exactly why Romney had to wait until WH/SoS made “official” statement before he could respond & exactly why his statement was as strong as he could make it.

Anyone calling for/criticizing Romney for not making statement earlier and/or not making a stronger statement, please refer to above.

Any bets what spin MSM puts on this story tomorrow?

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Indeed…because he’s soooo important. May he go to Hades, soon.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Ahh! But the Devil is in no hurry for what he is sure of.

ccrosby on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

You really are clueless. Most all Afghan muslims killed since 9/11 have been killed by other Afghan muslims.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

…and therefore they did not suffer. OK I see the point you are making.

lexhamfox on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

no, dear, sorry. they didn’t imply that.
sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

And Hillary doesn’t have thunder thighs. If we’re going to lie, let’s go big!

Now how dare Romney show anger about the attacks!!!

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

how do you apologize for something you didn’t commit?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Ask Obama. He’s got a knack for it.

wargamer6 on September 12, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Flora Duh on September 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Not surprised that the slimiest group of jackholes ever to infest the White House would issue such a statement. There isn’t one of them who wouldn’t berate their own mother if it meant they could score a cheap political point by doing so.

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

http://www.idigitaltimes.com/data/images/full/2012/09/09/1324.jpg

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM

You don’t want a bunch of p*****-off rabbis after you, man.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

They should be p*****-off at Obama and after him. he’s the anti-Semite. I just don’t always get my spelling straight.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM

So… I take it this is the QOTD for today?

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Never Forget (Nor Forgive)

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM

I’ve argued for weeks now that with the pathetic shape our economy is in, the economy & foreign policy is intricately tied together. The USA cannot & will not have much clout if our military is reduced (ala Obama’s plan) because we can’t pay for it.

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Exactly. Until a short while ago, we were the STANDARD for what a country wanted to aspire to, be it economic or political.

We will get past this, but first we MUST elect these….college types out of office, and fast, before they can double down on the screw-ups they’ve already tagged to us, here and abroad.

BlaxPac on September 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

how do you apologize for something you didn’t commit?
sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

It’s called an Obama apology tour. Heck, probably half of the stuff Obama apologizes for happened before he was born.

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM

It’s a great quote, no matter.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Russians People in the administration don’t take a dump without a plan talking to Bark first, son. You can bet your socks that the embassy jerkoff who penned the apology talked to the White House before releasing it.

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

You have to mean Valerie Jarrett. Bammie is not a details or policy guy, he just delivers what the teleprompter displays.

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Nah…just send our Black Sea Fleet.

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM

LOL I wish that DNC gaffe had received more coverage. What a bunch of morons.

Deanna on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

This was an attack against the United States. An attack against an embassy IS an attack on our soil…period, effin dot.

BlaxPac on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

ok, and? if we launched a war every time somebody burned the US flag, we’d be fighting half the world. what do you want? would the marines shooting in the crowd please you? do you think bombing egypt or lybia in response would be smart politics? do you expect to win elections in the future?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

“We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”

Flora Duh on September 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

O M G, help us !!

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

pambi:

Puts Libtard hat on,
*********************

I’m LIVID,and Manufacturing Fake OutRageous OutRagey that
RMoney has taken a callous,and cowardly attack,on the mostest
bestest Secretary of State ever,

you RightWingers are Menace to World Peace!!
(Extreme SnarkaRoo):)

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

how do you apologize for something you didn’t commit?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Ask Obama. He’s got a knack for it.

wargamer6 on September 12, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Yahtzee!

hillbillyjim on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

And you obviously don’t know the meaning of syntax. Good night.

Basilsbest on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Tell me he din’t just say that to Jackie ?
Jackie ???

BUWAHHAH

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Are you saying more people died in 9-11 than in Afghanistan post 9-11?

lexhamfox on September 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM

No he didn’t. VorDaj said Americans suffered more. As should be apparent, our blood is up at the moment, perhaps you could hang onto the lame approach for a few?

wolfsDad on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

They should be p*****-off at Obama and after him. he’s the anti-Semite. I just don’t always get my spelling straight.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM

This is the intertubes, despite the anal assertions of the spelling and grammar Nazi’s nobody always gets their spelling or grammar right.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

BlaxPac on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Nicely said, and point well made, BlaxPac.

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

So the official line is:

“We’re not apologizing but we are condemning our own free citizens in a free nation utilizing free speech in a manner that didn’t hurt anyone but caused you people to scale our walls, invade our land, destroy our property, kill our citizens, and eventually blame us for all of it.”

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Yeah, that probably covers it.

kim roy on September 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

It’s called an Obama apology tour.

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

these are the things you say and then people point fingers and laugh at you.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM

It’s a great quote, no matter.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Yep, Churchill knew all about the scourge of islam.

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

OT: Did folks see this post at GatewayPundit?

At the DNC convention when Admiral John Nathman (Ret) gave a tribute to veterans, the backdrop the DNC provided was a vid of Russian ships in the Black Sea.

The whole Party is dysfunctional, not just Obama.

Dusty on September 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

We the fallen

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

hilrod “The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others”
haha she should quit President hatemongers campaign then.

Mormontheman on September 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

So… I take it this is the QOTD for today?

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

thatsafactjack:

*Looks OverHead for AP’s O/T Drones armed with Hell-Fires*,

um,could be,ahem….haha!!:)

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Are you saying more people died in 9-11 than in Afghanistan post 9-11?

lexhamfox on September 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Is there a point to your question, or are you just being your naturally obtuse self?

hillbillyjim on September 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

…and therefore they did not suffer. OK I see the point you are making.

lexhamfox on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

No you don’t.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

It’s called an Obama apology tour.

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

these are the things you say and then people point fingers and laugh at you.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Yeah, because he forgot to mention BOWING too.
Only a really sad, clueless little girly man could consider Obama a hero.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

grammar Nazi’s nobody always gets their spelling or grammar right.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

No, they don’t :)

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

these are the things you say and then people point fingers and laugh at you.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Which is what people do to you on a daily basis.

wargamer6 on September 12, 2012 at 12:39 AM

these are the things you say and then people point fingers and laugh at you.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

I R O N Y

I S

O F F E N D E D.

hillbillyjim on September 12, 2012 at 12:39 AM

these are the things you say and then people point fingers and laugh at you.
sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

What? You’re mom let you invite a friend over to the basement?

I wish we could all point and laugh at Obama, but it’s not that funny. It’s downright sick.

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Who didn’t see this coming?

From the Obama campaign:

“We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”

Flora Duh on September 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Their hypocrisy is breathtaking!

David Axelrod Slams Romney on 9/11

already reported President Obama’s campaigning today despite agreeing to a moratorium and now, Obama Campaign Chief David Axelrod is piling on…..during 9/11.

David AxelrodVerified ‏@davidaxelrod

Yowza! Adelson bets big on Romney, and under Mitt’s tax scheme, the casino mogul would walk off with a $2 billion pot. http://huff.to/QCx3pl

Note the time that Katie filed her story! 1:07 pm.

JPeterman on September 12, 2012 at 12:39 AM

how do you apologize for something you didn’t commit?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

GAH! Obots are so literal (it’s due to their complete lack of critical thinking skills). Appeasement — does that word help you grasp what everyone here is clearly talking about? The US Embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was designed to APPEASE those who were attacking our embassy (which, btw, is an act of war). Seeking appeasement to those who are attacking you is weak & disgraceful.

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Yeah, because he forgot to mention BOWING too.
Only a really sad, clueless little girly man could consider Obama a hero.
RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Hey Billy Jeff just bowed. It’s the new cool thing. Put that on a bumper sticker!

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I wish we could all point and laugh at Obama, but it’s not that funny. It’s downright sick.

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Islam is as funny as cancer and Obama as funny as hemmerioids.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

grammar Nazi’s nobody always gets their spelling or grammar right.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

No, they don’t :)

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Smart azz… ;p

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

grammar Nazi’s nobody always gets their spelling or grammar right.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Some of us have old laptops with keys that stick. :-)

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

i thought you said you were through with me. move on, clown.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Obama the HIC (Hemorrhoid in Chief).

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

The really sad part is, even after looking it up, he still didn’t understand it.

Oh, well. At least we had a good laugh. :)

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Smart azz… ;p

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

You misspelled that :)

p.s. never look at the millions of times that I eat letters…I blame Bush for it.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

ok, and? if we launched a war every time somebody burned the US flag, we’d be fighting half the world. what do you want? would the marines shooting in the crowd please you? do you think bombing egypt or lybia in response would be smart politics? do you expect to win elections in the future?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Reread my comment, and try NOT to be such a literal Donkey butt.

Burning the flag, regardless of my feelings over it isn’t enough to raise my ire. Burning the EMBASSY the flag is in…? Then you most definitely better pray…fast, hard AND often, because we WILL be coming for you.

Kill an American? You won’t even get a chance to FINISH saying your prayers before your handing them in to the One himself in person. But again that’s just how I roll.

You’re trying to play Chess with Checkers rules…and frankly you’re outclassed in both games.

BlaxPac on September 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

grammar Nazi’s nobody always gets their spelling or grammar right.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Some of us have old laptops with keys that stick. :-)

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Some of us just type as damned fast as we can and don’t preview or proof read before hitting submit… :O

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Yeah, because he forgot to mention BOWING too.
Only a really sad, clueless little girly man could consider Obama a hero.
RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Hey Billy Jeff just bowed. It’s the new cool thing. Put that on a bumper sticker!

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

It’s a liberal thing, we wouldn’t understand.
If Obama had bowed, Billy Jeff might have considered it foreplay or a come on.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Well, I’m turning in.

I can’t wait to hear what DWS had to say about this. No doubt a technical detail or sumting.

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

these are the things you say and then people point fingers and laugh at you.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM

The only one being laughed at and mocked on this thread is you, you pathetic coward. Still waiting for you to comment on the video. Lol! In your face.

Bmore on September 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Or iPads.
I rest my case. ;-)

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Made me laugh! :) How are you this evening, Canopfor?

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Is there a point to your question, or are you just being your naturally obtuse self?

hillbillyjim on September 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Yes I think Patreus is correct. Afghanistan has suffered in the last eleven years more than the US. Statistics support that. Coalition deaths and casualties easily exceed those on 9-11 and Afghan casualties are significantly higher again. I think there are valid reasons for this but to dismiss the agony of Afghanistan does the way VorDaj does shows that people have not been following events in Afghanistan.

lexhamfox on September 12, 2012 at 12:45 AM

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM
i thought you said you were through with me. move on, clown.
sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

HIC ;)

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Obama as funny as hemmerioids.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Obama is a hemorrhoid on the nation.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

clown.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

The clown you seek is here on the video. Lol!

Bmore on September 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

5 days after the DNC, Barry is bouncing while tap dancing around

1. Three words: Made in the USA.
2. iPhone wiz
3. Revelation Barry attended less than half of the daily intel briefings.
4. Report of Barry spent 412 hours in meetings about the economy and 600 hours on golfing.
5. Silence on Chicago Teachers strike
6. Telling Netanyahu to stuff it and then have to hurriedly arrange a phone call as damage control.
7. the Embassy attacks and the debacle of the response.

Barry, things are so bittersweet. Forward down the hill.

bayview on September 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Nicely said, and point well made, BlaxPac.

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

TY darlin…sorry, been reading all the comments, and finally caught up some…lmao

BlaxPac on September 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Here’s a ‘tweet’ from the Obama State Department that has since been removed.

“We consistently stand up for Muslims around the world and talk about how Islam is a wonderful religion.”

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

********************* BRACE FOR POLITICAL IMPACT ****************

Obama campaign accuses Romney of exploiting the attacks on US offices in Egypt, Libya for electoral gain – @TPM

19 mins ago from 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com by editor
_____________________________________________________________________

State Dept. Confirms Death In Libya; Romney Attacks ‘Disgraceful’ White House
September 11, 2012, 11:53 PM
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This post has been updated.

Protestors attacked United States diplomatic compounds in Egypt and Libya on Tuesday, killing one State Department officer, the State Department confirmed late Tuesday night.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed the death at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to the Associated Press. Angry mobs descended on the consulate in Libya and the embassy in Egypt to protest an online film promoted by American pastor Terry Jones that denounces Islam.

In a previous incident tied to Jones, a riot at a U.N. mission in Afghanistan killed 12 people in 2011, including three United Nations workers and four security guards, after mullahs urged followers to protest the Florida pastor’s burning of a Koran. More were killed in additional protests elsewhere in the country.

The timeline of events, as it appears to have developed:

Earlier today, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Egypt issued a statement that “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 embassy said the statement was drafted and released before the protests. But the succession of events drew widespread criticism in the United States after violence broke out for appearing weak in the face of threats.

The embassy later said on its Twitter account that it “still stands” by its condemnation but decried the breach of its compound. But a senior White House official insisted to Politico that the initial statement was never cleared by Washington and disavowed its content. The embassy’s account deleted its post-attack tweet standing by its words late Tuesday night as well as earlier tweets quoting the original statement. TPM caught a screengrab. Others are here.

In a separate statement Tuesday night, Clinton issued a condemnation of the attacks in Libya that explicitly decried their purported justification.

“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” the statement read. “The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”

Mitt Romney seized on the embassy attacks as an opportunity to condemn Obama’s “disgraceful” handling of the situation in a statement late Tuesday. Despite the embassy’s assertion that its statement was drafted before protests began, Romney slammed the White House for turning to apologies as the “first response” to violence.

“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” he said. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

That didn’t sit well with the Obama campaign,

who accused Romney of exploiting the crisis for electoral gain.
*****************************************************************

Reince Priebus

@Reince

Obama sympathizes with attackers in Egypt. Sad and pathetic.

Update II: The American embassy in Egypt has removed its initial statement from before the attacks from its homepage, though the URL appears to work for now.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/state-dept-confirms-death-in-libya-romney-attacks-disgraceful-white-house.php?ref=fpblg

Reince Priebus ‏@Reince

Obama sympathizes with attackers in Egypt. Sad and pathetic.

https://twitter.com/Reince

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

They should be p*****-off at Obama and after him. he’s the anti-Semite. I just don’t always get my spelling straight.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM

That’s not what I meant. I apologize for being vague. I didn’t mean that your error was going to get you into the reticles of p*****-off rabbis –

I meant, just in general, no one wants a bunch of p*****-off rabbis after them. :)

And now the joke … is dead.

Think I’ll kick it.

Now beating a dead joke.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Some of us just type as damned fast as we can and don’t preview or proof read before hitting submit… :O

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Why do you point at me? :)

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

The US Embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was designed to APPEASE those who were attacking our embassy (which, btw, is an act of war). Seeking appeasement to those who are attacking you is weak & disgraceful.

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

they issued the statement before the attack, and they did that because that stupid worthless troglodyte (and your fellow “conservative”) in florida created a video that was heavily publicized and demagogued in egypt.

(which, btw, is an act of war)

so, we should attack with full force? why don’t you demand that romney say that?

so many chickenhawks tonight, y’all are bloody pathetic.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Made me laugh! :) How are you this evening, Canopfor?

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Hey now… I couple of us felt the uncomfortably warm breeze of passing hellfire missiles just the other day… :O

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

It’s a liberal thing, we wouldn’t understand.
If Obama had bowed, Billy Jeff might have considered it foreplay or a come on.
RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Just throw in a goat to make the Egyptians happy. <– should give squiddy some indigestion for a while.

Night, Rove.

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Very powerful.

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Obama is a hemorrhoid on the nation.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

If reelected he will mutate into syphilis.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Going to bed. Gotta get up early.

9/11.

I’m blessed that I know patriots. Days like today, it’s good to know. One can forget that others care as much. Sometimes I need that bouyancy. It helps.

Now let’s kick this dogeating bastard out.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

WORSE THAN CARTER

SparkPlug on September 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

President Barry hatemonger probably wished there was a bigger terrorist attack on Americans today, so that he could stand up and tell us to be calm.

Mormontheman on September 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

i thought you said you were through with me. move on, clown.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Whazzamatta, dribble-lips?

Oh, and when did you take ownership of this site?

You are exposing yourself sasquatch-daisy.

hillbillyjim on September 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

It’s a liberal thing, we wouldn’t understand.
If Obama had bowed, Billy Jeff might have considered it foreplay or a come on.
RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Just throw in a goat to make the Egyptians happy. <– should give squiddy some indigestion for a while.

Night, Rove.

MeatHeadinCA on September 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

A slutty goat. Goodnight California.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Good times! Got to watch the head apologist troll get his ass handed to him. Thanks y’all you made my day.

Good Night.

Bmore on September 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Some of us just type as damned fast as we can and don’t preview or proof read before hitting submit… :O

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

And some of us blame our “iPad thingies” for everything.

*cough*

*BMore*

*cough*

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Going to bed. Gotta get up early.

9/11.

I’m blessed that I know patriots. Days like today, it’s good to know. One can forget that others care as much. Sometimes I need that bouyancy. It helps.

Now let’s kick this dogeating bastard out.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I stand with you, patriot. Goodnight and God Bless.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Made me laugh! :) How are you this evening, Canopfor?

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 12:45 AM

thatsafactjack:A-1,starting to get LINKY Bug-Eyed:)

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

how do you apologize for something you didn’t commit?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Really? LOL, No, Really? That’s all you’ve got?

Like I said, we know you are liberal apologist posting here for who knows whatever reason, but really, most of us here outclass you by at least double digits in the IQ department. You really should know when to just walk away and at least keep some amount of dignity. As it is, comments like the above just make you look like a darnfool. Given your dogged attachment to arguments like this one, “who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes, that wasn’t an apology”, you have zero credibility. You really serve no useful purpose here.

AZfederalist on September 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM

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