Allen West: Apologizing in Egypt is “rewarding bad behavior”

posted at 2:01 pm on September 12, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

This was before the press conferences from both Romney and the President this morning and the ensuing fallout, but I thought Rep. Allen West‘s reaction last night to the U.S. embassy’s apology to rioters in Egypt was, like Krauthammer‘s, right on point.

I think it’s an absolutely horrible thing, because what you have to understand — here we are on 9/11, remembering the attacks… and now we have had another attack on sovereign American soil, which is what a consulate and an embassy is. Our flag was torn down, it was burned, the radical Islamists’ flag was raised, and we have an American official that lost their life. And the first thing that comes out is that we’re going to apologize for something that a Christian, Coptic individual posted in a video on his Facebook site. So now, if we’re going to start eschewing our freedom of speech rights to apologize to people for these type of attacks, Greta, you’re only get even more of this. This is rewarding bad behavior, and I think you’re going to see this dovetail into other countries. … I think it’s a horrific response that we’re apologizing. We’re accepting the blame for this which means you’re going to feel more of this response. …

Spot-on. It is insane — insane – that we should feel the need to tiptoe around the tender feelings of violent, overzealous radical Islamists (or, as some in the MSM now seem to be oh-so-subtly calling them, “ultraconservative” Islamists — really, guys?). Freedom of religion and freedom of speech are human rights, and I don’t mean that like ‘universal healthcare’ is supposed to be a human right (which, by the way, it isn’t). They are undeniable, inalienable, universal rights — absolutely no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it — and for representatives of the United States to get all sheepish and showcase their willingness to be bullied on that point makes me extremely nervous, to say the least.

The big buzz all morning has been that Romney somehow miffed an opportunity to work on his foreign-policy credentials by issuing a premature or inappropriate statement on the riots in Egypt, but I’m not buying it. As Byron York writes:

An instant consensus appears to have developed among reporters and commentators that Mitt Romney made a mistake when he released a statement last night condemning the Obama administration’s response to attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt. …

But Romney was, and is, right.  As events in Benghazi and Cairo unfolded, the Obama administration’s first instinct was to apologize for any offense Muslims might have taken from an Internet video, made in America, that mocked and ridiculed the prophet Mohammed, and which the radicals cited as the cause for their actions. … Then, on Wednesday morning, Romney said the administration “was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt instead of condemning their actions.”

And that is exactly what the administration did. …


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Mensch and man!

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM

This was far more presidential than anything Barack has ever said.

LaughterJones on September 12, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Eunuchs all over the Obama camp.

West has a couple of steely ones. Obama needs to grow a pair, alas.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Watch the liberal press circle their wagons…

right2bright on September 12, 2012 at 2:04 PM

This is the man who should be Sec of State when Romney wins.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

but I thought Rep. Allen West‘s reaction last night to the U.S. embassy’s apology to rioters in Egypt was, like Krauthammer‘s, right on point.

Indeed they were, as was SP’s on O’Reilly and her FB (and I’m not a SP adherent for the presidency).

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Allen West: Apologizing in Egypt is “rewarding bad behavior”

He’s correct, but that won’t stop the National Socialist Left from trying to distract from ‘The Won’s terrible foreign policy with a load of irrelevant BS about Romney.

Chip on September 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

This is the man who should be Sec of State when Romney wins.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Should, but 0% probability.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Obama needs to grow a pair, alas.

Nope. Moochelle has the originals locked up tight. She ain’t allowin’ no new ones.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:06 PM

This is the man who should be Sec of State when Romney wins.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Should, but 0% probability.

Alas, ’tis true.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:07 PM

They will learn to love us if we give them enough free stuff and acknowledge the superiority of sharia law. They are in the process of training us.

a capella on September 12, 2012 at 2:07 PM

“Uncle Tom. Oreo. House negr0. Inauthentic black man.”

-lefty

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I think it’s a horrific response that we’re apologizing. We’re accepting the blame for this which means you’re going to feel more of this response. …

Exactly and the other point is that Muslims do not respect weakness. They respect strength which is why the more we grovel and apologize the more vicious they become.

sharrukin on September 12, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Allen West: Apologizing in Egypt is “rewarding bad behavior”

Thank you, Captain Obvious. Now, please tell me why our nuclear arsenals are not engaged yet.

Archivarix on September 12, 2012 at 2:07 PM

But Romney was, and is, right. As events in Benghazi and Cairo unfolded, the Obama administration’s first instinct was to apologize for any offense Muslims might have taken from an Internet video, made in America, that mocked and ridiculed the prophet Mohammed, and which the radicals cited as the cause for their actions. … Then, on Wednesday morning, Romney said the administration “was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt instead of condemning their actions.”

And that is exactly what the administration did. …

Sometimes you can’t be more wrong that being absolutely right.

Chip on September 12, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Media desperately attempting to deflect from the content of last night’s Cairo Embassy statement to criticism of the timing of Romney’s statement.

They dare not address the content of either statement squarely. Need more Wests (and Krauthammers) to point out the contemptible idiocy of the Administration’s initial reaction to the crisis before it disavowed the embassy statement.

de rigueur on September 12, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Allen West get’s it… Obama and company…not even close…

War is coming to the Middle East.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Hey, where are the people telling us that Romney = Obama?

kim roy on September 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Byron Yorks statement is very telling. While he is a, “conservative,” journalist, he does seem to buy into the MSM talking points from time to time. So the fact that he’s flatly rejecting the MSM line tells you exactly how most reasonable individuals are going to perceive all this.

WolvenOne on September 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM

heh:

President Bush has apologized to Iraq’s prime minister for an American sniper’s shooting of a Quran, and the Iraqi government called on U.S. military commanders to educate their soldiers to respect local religious beliefs.

Bush’s spokeswoman said Tuesday that the president apologized during a videoconference Monday with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who told the president that the shooting of Islam’s holy book had disappointed and angered both the Iraqi people and their leaders.

He apologized for that in the sense that he said that we take it very seriously,” White House press secretary Dana Perino said. “We are concerned about the reaction. We wanted them to know that the president knew that this was wrong.”

apology tour!

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM

“Uncle Tom. Oreo. House negr0. Inauthentic black man.”

-lefty

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Plus Islamophobe and racist, they would add.

Liam on September 12, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Rush is reporting that there are protests now in Morocco.

AubieJon on September 12, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Thank you, Captain Obvious. Now, please tell me why our nuclear arsenals are not engaged yet.

Archivarix on September 12, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Because Barack “I will always side with the Muslims” Obama is incapable of “Growing” a big stick.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 2:11 PM

The liberal MSM is going apesh*t over this. Stating Mitt’s critical statements are get this…disqualifying. They realize Obama vulnerable on foreign policy. They don’t want the narrative to change.

rubberneck on September 12, 2012 at 2:12 PM

War is coming to the Middle East.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 2:09 PM

This is the middle east we’re talking about here. You call it war, they call it Tuesday.

WolvenOne on September 12, 2012 at 2:12 PM

“Rewarding bad behavior”

They’re Democrats. It’s what they do.

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Allen West get’s it… Obama and company…not even close…

Ah, but Obama and Co. DO get it….from an entirely opposite POV. This is’t considered bad behavior to them, evidently, ’cause I’m certain they will continue to reward it, until and after the new islamic caliphate is solidly in place.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

PROTESTS TODAY BROKE OUT IN SUDAN, KUWAIT AND MOROCCO!
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/protests-break-out-in-sudan-kuwait-and-morocco/

PaleoRider on September 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our con
sulate and killed an American staff member. The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)

But where is the president’s statement about this? These countries represent his much touted “Arab Spring.” How’s that Arab Spring working out for us now? Have we received an apology yet from our “friends” in the Muslim Brotherhood for the assault on our embassy?

It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists. I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. And, of course, he has a busy schedule – with all those rounds of golf, softball interviews with the “Pimp with the Limp,” and fundraising dinners with his corporate cronies. But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief. America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

- Sarah Palin

steebo77 on September 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

apology tour!

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM

So your point that both parties are negligent? Good job?

lorien1973 on September 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

This is the middle east we’re talking about here. You call it war, they call it Tuesday.

WolvenOne on September 12, 2012 at 2:12 PM

No, read the article, this is not the average Muslim/Arab fun night out on the old town war that is coming.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

I’m convinced that The Commie would’ve apologized to the flea-bitten savages that hit the towers and the Pentagon and Pennsylvania soil.

He would’ve found fault with Bush’s antagonistic policies, and he would’ve apologized for America having created a situation which necessitated the flea-bitten savages to act.

This is, precisely, in accord with leading from behind – and with contempt for our country.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

I just love West, he is one great American! I wish that Mitt would have him in his administration, but I guess he is too ‘outta here’ for them?

A bit O/T, but have y’all see this? It seems bho just has to put himself in everything happening or ever happened? Gads, what an
empty chair’!

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-diplomats-i-value-your-work-because-i-spent-time-abroad-kid_652234.html
L

letget on September 12, 2012 at 2:15 PM

So your point that both parties are negligent? Good job?

lorien1973 on September 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

no, my point is that you’re clowns. as usual.

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM

PROTESTS TODAY BROKE OUT IN SUDAN, KUWAIT AND MOROCCO!
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/protests-break-out-in-sudan-kuwait-and-morocco/

PaleoRider on September 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

If I didn’t know better I would say that the entire region is chock full of hysterical savages.

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Allen West: Apologizing in Egypt is “rewarding bad behavior”

Thank you, Captain Obvious. Now, please tell me why our nuclear arsenals are not engaged yet.

Archivarix on September 12, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Relax. That’s for the 40% of the population who’s next comment is “what’s an Egypt?”.

kim roy on September 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Ah, but Obama and Co. DO get it….from an entirely opposite POV. This is’t considered bad behavior to them, evidently, ’cause I’m certain they will continue to reward it, until and after the new islamic caliphate is solidly in place.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

It’s not often that I give the Obamanation Administration the benefit of the doubt, this time since it appears painfully clear that they do not understand that they would be insanely high on the Caliphate’s list of infidels who need to die for sins against Islam, I am giving them that benefit of a doubt.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM

apology tour!

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Analogy fail.

Bitter Clinger on September 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM

They We will learn to love us them if while we give them enough free stuff tribute and acknowledge the superiority of sharia law. They are in the process of training us.

Isn’t this what you mean?

The only way they love us is if we all convert to islam, and that’s still no guarantee. Ain’t exactly the Love Bunch within their own religion and culture.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Jerusalem official accuses White House of lying about requested Netanyahu-Obama meeting
http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-accuses-white-house-of-lying-about-obama-meeting-report-claims/

PaleoRider on September 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Nobody ‘apologized’ for anything.
Just new B.S. mixed with old B.S.
I expect continued scrambling to polish Romney’s turd of a statement here…but if you step out of the bubble, you’ll see your efforts ain’t working.

verbaluce on September 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM

President Bush has apologized to Iraq’s prime minister for an American sniper’s shooting of a Quran, and the Iraqi government called on U.S. military commanders to educate their soldiers to respect local religious beliefs.

apology tour!

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM

You’re not very good at this, are you?

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 2:18 PM

@jtLOL: EXCLUSIVE: Open mic captures press coordinating questions for Romney “no matter who he calls on we’re covered” http://t.co/GTrU1Bt7

mrscullen on September 12, 2012 at 2:19 PM

apology tour!

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM

A book compared to…

Human lives…

“Obama, Obama…we are all Osamas”

Electrongod on September 12, 2012 at 2:19 PM

The question is whether all of this can revive a broad anti-Muslim sentiment. If so, we win the election, because the Dems always side with the muslims, but 70% of the people don’t. Remember how the Ground Zero Mosque issue helped give us such an incredible boost in the polls just a couple months before the 2010 midterms?

anotherJoe on September 12, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Nobody ‘apologized’ for anything.
Just new B.S. mixed with old B.S.
I expect continued scrambling to polish Romney’s turd of a statement here…but if you step out of the bubble, you’ll see your efforts ain’t working.

verbaluce on September 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Which is why all those tweets from the embassy were scrubbed.

You’re not very good at this either, maybe you and sesqui should study together, brush up a little.

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmm…

“Obama,Obama,… We Are All Osama!!!

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Democrats: “We’re not sorry for putting Zawahiri’s boys in power.”

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 2:21 PM

they would be insanely high on the Caliphate’s list of infidels who need to die for sins against Islam

Well, could be. I’m thinkin’ they’d be fast to convert to islam when the time comes to retain power and status, their sins may be forgiven, seen as being necessary to move the agenda along,can’t be that open about it just now…..at least that’s what they hope.

Personally, I’m just not willing to give this admin any benefit.

A calculating bunch they are.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:22 PM

How’s that “Arab Spring” foreign policy working out for Obama?

US Embassy in Libya in flames

Ambassador Chris Stevensand carried naked through the streets

body of Ambassador Chris Stevensand surrounded by mob

scrubjay on September 12, 2012 at 2:22 PM

So how’s it working out for you now Mr. Peace Prize??…

PatriotRider on September 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM

This administration is becoming a mirror image of the Carter administration – Inept and inordinately stupid!

Now the Lying Liberal Media is trying to turn not only on Romney, but attacking the maker’s of the movie, a movie that portrays the life of Mohammed. Ever read the history of Mohammed? He was a murderous, thieving pedophile. Of course his story is going to have negative facts against him. No worse than a history on Hitler or Stalin.

What hypocrites these LMSM and Democrats are! I’ve never seen their indignation when Christianity and Judaism is attacked and have vile movies made about them. There’s no outrage from the State Department when Nigerian Muslims bomb and attack Christian churches. There’s no outrage when Egyptians threaten and attack Christian Copts in Egypt and warn them to leave. There sure wasn’t any sympathy at the purging of Christians in Iraq.

These liberal slime ball’s false, hypocritcal indignation is sickening. And so are the people who support them.

iamsaved on September 12, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I’d like to hear West comment on this dereliction of duty (or just plain laziness):

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/12/Exclusive-Obama-Skipped-Intel-Briefings-Week-Before-Embassy-Attacks

Cody1991 on September 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Which is why all those tweets from the embassy were scrubbed.

You’re not very good at this either, maybe you and sesqui should study together, brush up a little.

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Right, Bishop.
Nobody knows what those tweets said.
It’s a big big mystery.
What do you imagine they said? What does Allen West think they said.
Well…we’ll never ever know…because they’ve been ‘scrubbed’…gone forever.

verbaluce on September 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM

More on the empty chair:
No Record of Intel Briefings for Obama Week Before Embassy Attacks
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/12/Exclusive-Obama-Skipped-Intel-Briefings-Week-Before-Embassy-Attacks

PaleoRider on September 12, 2012 at 2:26 PM

The U.S.A. should give more foreign aid to Egypt and Libya…

equanimous on September 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM

PROTESTS TODAY BROKE OUT IN SUDAN, KUWAIT AND MOROCCO!

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/protests-break-out-in-sudan-kuwait-and-morocco/

PaleoRider on September 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Geez, even Morocco’s going to hell? I know those Madrid bombers in 2004 were from there, but I’m half Moroccan(my dad’s from there) and have tons of relatives there who are the nicest folks you’ll ever meet and love Western culture(some even moved to the states). It’s a damn shame a very loud and insane minority is ruining that part of the world.

Doughboy on September 12, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I have a bumper sticker on my car that reads: “Democrats – Rewarding Bad Behavior since FDR”

It has yet to be proven false.

natasha333 on September 12, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Right, Bishop.
Nobody knows what those tweets said.
It’s a big big mystery.
What do you imagine they said? What does Allen West think they said.
Well…we’ll never ever know…because they’ve been ‘scrubbed’…gone forever.

verbaluce on September 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Exactly. Why go through the trouble of removing those tweets even though everyone and their sister took screenshots of them? Because a bunch of morons who use photos of Soviet ships to celebrate the United States Navy are under the impression that scrubbing tweets will mean they never happened, that’s why. They’re simply too stupid to understand.

I’m trying to help you here but I can’t carry you forever.

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 2:29 PM

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM

And conservatives gave him plenty of s**t for it. What’s your point, worm?

MadisonConservative on September 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM

verbaluce – aucontraire! The tweets were not ‘scrubbed’… gone forever. You can read them at Ttwichy.

Go to Twichy Article

This morning’s condemnation (issued before protest began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy

US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) September 11, 2012

Earlier tonight, we called attention to the above tweet in which the U.S. Embassy in Cairo affirmed its earlier apology for hurt Muslim feelings. Now, after the White House disavowed the Embassy’s apology, the above tweet has been removed from the Embassy’s Twitter page.

Don’t they know Twitchy is forever?

Update: More deletions!

We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims—
US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) September 11, 2012

@BrianGriffiths we did not apologize to anyone because we did nothing—
US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) September 11, 2012

iamsaved on September 12, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Nobody ‘apologized’ for anything.

verbaluce on September 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Your name should really be changed to “pusillanimous”. A bunch of barbarians killed some of our people because of a movie, and you’re pooh-poohing the reaction by the embassy that condemned the movie.

You are but one of many quislings.

MadisonConservative on September 12, 2012 at 2:33 PM

PROTESTS TODAY BROKE OUT IN SUDAN, KUWAIT AND MOROCCO!

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/protests-break-out-in-sudan-kuwait-and-morocco/

PaleoRider on September 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Geez, even Morocco’s going to hell?

These are the continuing moves in the ME war, planted in “Arab Spring” now the crop must be harvested in the “Arab Autumn”, and with all the muslims in SE Asia, Europe and here, I’d expect some spillover effects.

Note to self: Buy more ammo.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:33 PM

The big buzz all morning has been that Romney somehow miffed an opportunity to work on his foreign-policy credentials by issuing a premature or inappropriate statement on the riots in Egypt, but I’m not buying it.

Governor Romney really had no choice. Had he stayed away from this topic he would have been just as viciously attacked, claiming that he knows nothing about this ‘foreign affair’, that he’s afraid and hiding under his bed (from our own Paulinas and Goofey Johnson fans) and that this proves he is not fit for office.

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Note to self: Buy more ammo.

hawkeye54 on September 12, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Note to self, a LOT more ammo.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Rush is acknowledging RightScoop for his exclusive on reporters collaborating to nail Romney during his presser Q&A.

Cody1991 on September 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM

but I can’t carry you forever.

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Yes you can – you’re carrying a lightweight.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Christianity should be banned. Judaism should be banned.

America and Americans must stop hurting the feelings of Muslims – NOW!

All of this, of course, should be done, either by Executive Order, the Commerce Clause or through the Tax Code.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 12, 2012 at 2:38 PM

apology tour!

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM

They are two morons.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:40 PM

if we’re gonna start apologizing for every whack job on youtube, were gonna need a helluva lot more government workers…

burserker on September 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Rush is acknowledging RightScoop for his exclusive on reporters collaborating to nail Romney during his presser Q&A.

Cody1991 on September 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM

He’ll give credit to the blogs from time to time. I’ve heard him reference Hot Gas and Ed on a few occasions. I’ve noticed BTW that Right Scoop is loading really slow right now, so Rush must’ve led millions of people to their site and crashed the thing.

Doughboy on September 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Christianity should be banned. Judaism should be banned.

America and Americans must stop hurting the feelings of Muslims – NOW!

All of this, of course, should be done, either by Executive Order, the Commerce Clause or through the Tax Code.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 12, 2012 at 2:38 PM

OR… We could just grow mushrooms in Mecca and Medina.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I have been watching my countey’s flag stomped upon and burned, our “Uncle Sam” symbol beaten and burned, and listened to chants of “death to America ” since 1979.
Never once did I hear an out cry for revenge, or a criticism of such action as “insulting” to America. Certainly, Americans did not rise up as a mob and start to wantonly kill.
If the Muslim world is offended by this hack movie, tough. They have insulted me enough.

Jabberwock on September 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Rush just played the audio of the press getting together on the Romney question.
This story:
http://www.therightscoop.com/exclusive-open-mic-captures-press-coordinating-questions-for-romney-no-matter-who-he-calls-on-were-covered/

PaleoRider on September 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM

TheRightScoop is being ‘bombarded’ with link attempts.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Doughboy on September 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Yes, it’s decent of him to make a point of mentioning his sources.

Cody1991 on September 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Peggy Noonan once again wet her Depends, the harlot.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Mitt Romney proving once again that we have a deep divide in this country and a clear choice between two leadership philosophies.

John the Libertarian on September 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Allen West‘s reaction last night to the U.S. embassy’s apology to rioters in Egypt was, like Krauthammer‘s, right on point.

Erika, you are either making an error or you are flat out lying. The embassy message came out at noon before any attack on any embassy took place.

lexhamfox on September 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Yeah, its just those lefties in the MSM who are criticizing Romney for partisan reasons:

“They were just trying to score a cheap news cycle hit based on the embassy statement and now it’s just completely blown up,” said a very senior Republican foreign policy hand, who called the statement an “utter disaster” and a “Lehman moment” — a parallel to the moment when John McCain, amid the 2008 financial crisis, failed to come across as a steady leader.

He and other members of both parties cited the Romney campaign’s recent dismissals of foreign policy’s relevance. One adviser dismissed the subject to BuzzFeed as a “shiny object,” while another told Politico that the subject was the “president’s turf,” drawing a rebuke from Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol.

“I guess we see now that it is because they’re incompetent at talking effectively about foreign policy,” said the Republican. “This is just unbelievable — when they decide to play on it they completely bungle it.”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/foreign-policy-hands-voice-disbelief-at-romney-cai

This morning, I wrote that the renewed emphasis on foreign policy would likely help Mitt Romney, adding the caveat: “He should be careful, of course, in how he proceeds.”

It appears that was good advice not taken.

During his press conference this morning, Romney began by saying the attacks were “outrageous” and “disgusting” — but he didn’t really sound outraged or disgusted.

It reminded me of the classic 1988 SNL skit, when Jon Lovitz (playing Michael Dukakis) was asked if he would support the death penalty if his wife was raped? Lovitz came back with what can only be described as “the most cerebral, weak and passionless, ‘I’m outraged’ response.”

http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/12/mitt-romney-channels-jon-lovitz-as-michael-dukakis

On Fox News, conservative commentator and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan said, “In times of great drama and heightened crisis … I always think discretion is the better way to go,” saying Romney was leaving himself open to accusations of politicizing a tragedy. “I don’t feel that Mr. Romney has been doing himself any favors in the past few hours,” she said.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/romneys-foreignpolicy-fumble/262288/

cam2 on September 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Grovel and pander. That’s the donks today, was the donks yesterday, will be the donks tomorrow. DNA has has a couple million years to get the evolution for jacka**es just right.

Limerick on September 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Gd her, the old bat is still in love with the oaf who’s president.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Mitt Romney proving once again that we have a deep divide in this country and a clear choice between two leadership philosophies.

John the Libertarian on September 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Hmmm,I’m not sure either deep divide is an accurate description. It seems to imply that the leadership philosophies are closer together than reality dictates that they are.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Doughboy, it is hard to have confidence.
I knew folks from Iran, in 1978. They all told me no way the stupid would happen there. Who would have thought Egypt would go?

Obama openly ducking, moving away from Israel. Now this successful Al Qaida assault on the embassy. Unanswered.
US media distracted into blaming Romney.
All of this has the bad guys thinking they have an opening.
They do. Obama is not going to do anything.

Except, I am sure golf is scheduled in Vegas.

PaleoRider on September 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Send a brigade to each embassy in North Africa and the Middle East.

Kill all rioters.

Imprison all journalists who advocate persecuting the makers of the movie.

Broadcast the movie on PBS.

And just to top it off, let’s put text in the last bar of the American flag that says “F**k you, Islamic swine.”

MadisonConservative on September 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Gd her, the old bat is still in love with the oaf who’s president.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Note she uses the term “North African” instead of “Moslem/Islamist” attacks.

Liam on September 12, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Imprison all journalists who advocate persecuting the makers of the movie.

MadisonConservative on September 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

hahaha. freedom of speech, idiot?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Gd Fox too. What a bunch of wussies and delusional morons.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM

hahaha. freedom of speech, idiot?

sesquipedalian on September 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM

You don’t get to talk about it, slime. Those same reporters are trying to squelch OTHER’S freedom of speech by urging the government to arrest and imprison them for criticizing a religion.

There’s a reason our nation’s oaths include the line “all enemies, foreign and domestic“. If you want to blame the psychopathic acts of barbarians on the people who exercise their rights lawfully, I consider you a domestic enemy.

MadisonConservative on September 12, 2012 at 2:54 PM

From TheRightScoop…link hard to access, due to demand

EXCLUSIVE: Open mic captures press coordinating questions for Romney “no matter who he calls on we’re covered”

The US is NO longer a free country.

May the old media be destroyed for dereliction of duty. May they all spontaneously combust. They are charlatans.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 2:54 PM

lexhamfox on September 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM

The embassy knew the protests were coming when they made that statement, and you know it. Now, please apologize to Ericka.

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM

s/b Erika

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Former Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, who has served in both Democratic and Republican administrations:

“I was, frankly, very disappointed and dismayed to see Gov. Romney inject politics into this very difficult situation where our embassies are under attack, where there’s been a big misunderstanding in the Middle East, apparently, about an American film, where we’re trying to preserve the lives of our diplomats,” Burns said on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports this afternoon. “This is no time for politics.”

Burns added: “I just think that Gov. Romney has, in a very unwise way, injected himself into a situation where he clearly doesn’t have all the facts.”

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/12/13831663-ex-ambassador-very-disappointed-in-unwise-romney-response

cam2 on September 12, 2012 at 2:56 PM

….JugEars is thinking…”They killed our people…we just gotta give them more money and they’ll stop!”

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Peggy, smoking crack again.
Noonan: Romney not helping himself
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/09/noonan-romney-not-helping-himself-135300.html

PaleoRider on September 12, 2012 at 2:57 PM

cam2 on September 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Yep, your main concern is pushing back against Romney, rather than against Zawahiri’s boys what done this.

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM

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