CBS: Libyan security team fingered US ambassador to be killed; Update: Libyan president issues apology

posted at 9:21 am on September 12, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

In the confusion surrounding the murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya yesterday, the Libyan government — which exists due to the military intervention of the US and NATO — initially left the impression that loyalists to dead dictator Moammar Qaddafi conducted the assassinations.  CBS, however, now reports that the Libyan government has changed its tune.  Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and the other diplomatic personnel got moved to another building by Libyan security forces when the consulate was attacked, and then betrayed by them to the attackers:

Military officials told CBS News an anti-terrorism team of U.S. Marines was being deployed to Libya to help secure U.S. interests in the country following the attack. The State Department said, however, that no Americans were remaining at the facility in Benghazi. State officials would not confirm how many Americans were evacuated, or to where.

Wanis al-Sharef, a Libyan Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said the four Americans were killed when the angry mob, which gathered to protest a U.S.-made film that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, fired guns and burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

He said Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building, deemed safer, after the initial wave of protests at the consulate. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack.

Stevens, 52, was the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979.

The dispatch of more Marines to Libya comes a little late, writes Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart, who wonders why the US didn’t have more Marines stationed at this mission in the first place.  Or did they have any?

Security at the consulate was apparently provided by Libyan nationals hired by the United States. While security for American embassies is typically provided by our own Marines, the two Marines reported killed in yesterday’s attacks appear not to have been stationed at the embassy, but were sent there from another unknown location as the violence erupted. There is also no indication if these two Marines were the only American military personnel on site at the time of Ambassador Stevens’s death.

All reports indicate that the security forces at the consulate were overwhelmed by the size of the militant crowds and offered no resistance as they stormed the building, looted it, and killed the four Americans.

As the facts surrounding the destruction of the American consulate and death of Ambassador Stevens become known, investigators will focus on these question: Did the State Department provide adequate security for our embassy staff there? If not, why not?

And finally, the most important question of all: Where were the Marines?

We’d better get those answers quickly … perhaps as quickly as tomorrow.  The Muslim Brotherhood, which now controls Egypt, has called for a “peaceful protest” on Friday throughout all the country — and wants “all national forces” to participate in it:

Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday called for nationwide protests Friday after a film deemed offensive to Islam sparked a deadly attack in Libya and furious protests in Cairo.

The Brotherhood calls “for peaceful protests on Friday outside all the main mosques in all of Egypt’s provinces to denounce offenses to religion and to the Prophet,” the Muslim Brotherhood’s Secretary General Mahmud Hussein said in a statement.

He also urged all “national forces to join the protests.”

The Muslim Brotherhood, from which President Mohammed Morsi emerged, is the largest and most organized political force in the country.

We’d better figure out our security in Cairo ASAP, or get our people out of there. This is going downhill fast, and the weak-sauce responses from the Obama administration is very clearly not dissuading radicals from their purpose.

Update: Libya’s interim president, Mohammed el-Megarif, issued an explicit apology for the murders of Stevens and the three other Americans:

Mohammed el-Megarif described the attack as “cowardly” and offered his condolences on the death of Ambassador Chris Stevensand the three other Americans. Speaking to reporters, he vowed to bring the culprits to justice and maintain his country’s close relations with the United States. He said the three Americans were security guards. ….

“We extend our apology to America, the American people and the whole world,” el-Megarif said.

Contrast that with the silence coming from Egypt’s leadership after the attack on the US embassy.


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Barry repeating the big lie that Libya stands with us, took the ambassador to the hospital. Like poison I loathe him.

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I more than loathe him but loathe works in a family-friendly formum.

The rat-eared bastard said absolutely nothing different than Hillary Clinton down to the lie that they were just taking Ambassador Stevens to the hospital.

He did not mention “free speech” which is at the heart of why the animals in Lybia and Egypt hate us.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

No questions? Good lord, the man can’t even take softballs from his sycophants in the media…how do we expect him to stand up to the Iranians?

changer1701 on September 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I knew it. Walks out without taking one question. Pathetic.

As for the press? Half hearted “Mr. President..Mr. President” Just enough, you know, so they can pretend and look like they’re doing their job.

WisRich on September 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

NO QUESTIONS! I really can’t believe this.

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Well he does have a plane to catch for his Vegas trip. And no, that’s not a joke.

Doughboy on September 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

So if my understanding of Obama’s speech is correct, this attack on the American ambassador and other embassy personnel is nothing more than a criminal act and NOT an act of war. Now, that’s disgusting.

Tennman on September 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

this is one of those moments when you blow them off the face of the earth

Slade73 on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

It is unfathomable the Obama Administration did not do more to protect our interests and people. They went for appearances over safety. Their initial response to the attacks confirms that fact.

They own this dastardly act and the deaths of those innocent Americans. It is a result of their policies, indefensible view of world realities and yielding to people who want nothing more than to destroy our nation. Under Mr. Obama, we have become accessories to this evil and sacrificed our countrymen as a result.

This should foretell the end a presidency for Mr. Obama and his liege. They have damaged our country in almost irreparable ways that will haunt us for years. Four more years of this? At what cost to our nation, our freedom and our sovereignty?

Marcus Traianus on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Cowardly O left the podium without taking any questions. If he thinks this is going to just go away he is sadly mistaken. This is the result of HIS RIDICULOUS POLICIES IN EGYPT AND LIBYA!!!!!

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I just heard Obama’s statement and I already don’t remember any of it. Weak.

forest on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

This man HAS TO GO! Please God, let Americans do the right thing, the only thing, and get this guy out or America will not survive. There is something not right with this man!

texgal on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

oh snap

he said it

Slade73 on September 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM

said what?

ted c on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

The Libyan president’s apology isn’t worth spit…

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Correct…

The apology is not worth anymore than the Libyan “security” team that was supposed to protect our people yet sold them out.

I doubt our government understands that though…

William Eaton on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

The embassy did not have any Marines stationed at the embassy on Obama’s directive. Our embassy personnel were ordered by this administration to be guarded by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers only.

HotAirian on September 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

If that is true – then Romney – and all sensible people need to go on the war path – we have lost this war before it begins.

There should have been 20 dead Libyans at the foot of our Embassy walls.

Damn it this pisses me off.

jake-the-goose on September 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

I just heard Obama’s statement and I already don’t remember any of it. Weak.

forest on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Peggy Noonan does.

steebo77 on September 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

“Justice will be done”.
Right Barry–in other words nothing will be done.

If BO is angry it’s because his lapdog media couldn’t bury this story like they did Fast/Furious.

I notice he didn’t have the guts to take any questions.

bailey24 on September 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

said what?

ted c on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

the “Libyans carried Steven’s to the hospital” line

Slade73 on September 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Take a look at the photos on Drudge, you’ll get some idea of the dastardliness of these attacks.

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Obama just voted “Present”…again.

kingsjester on September 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

I just heard Obama’s statement and I already don’t remember any of it. Weak.

forest on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

why the hell is he futzing around with rappers, movie stars and other leg humpers? the world is going to hell in a handbasket and he is asleep and not even present at the switch.

ted c on September 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM

ButterflyNimrod spat: Our ambassador was removed from the embassy and allegedly being protected by Qaedist-infiltrators within the Libyan government!

ftfy

What planet have you been orbiting over the past decade while Taliban sympathizers kill Americans (repeatedly) by infiltrating Afghan security forces?

Try harder to keep up.

Terp Mole on September 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM

carried stevens to the hospital and did what? dumped him in the parking lot? wasn’t the dude dead?

ted c on September 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM

“I would walk up to their leader – the one they hate and fear the most – and I would smile at him, and then stick an ice-pick in his eye – his EYE, my friend – and get myself some friggin RESPECT…”
– Old School

mojo on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

I hate that it took a tragedy to get Romney out of his shell, but he looked 10 times 10 to the hundreth power more presidential than that pathetic marxist excuse for a president we have now.

bgibbs1000 on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

I don’t think he even mentioned the attack on our Egyptian embassy. Did I miss it?

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Didn’t get to hear B.O. speaking (phone call) but I was thinking of the SOS speech & I’m sure B.O.’s; Where is the sympathy for our Military in Afgan killed ? They all make me sick.

They all own this and more. Corrupt .

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Peggy Noonan is making an ass out of herself on Fox…

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

As for the press? Half hearted “Mr. President..Mr. President” Just enough, you know, so they can pretend and look like they’re doing their job.

WisRich on September 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

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Compare to the way they attacked Mitt Romney. And BTW, local talk radio is playing a clip from an open-mic where the “reporters” were coordinating their attack plans for Romney.

Just pathetic.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

There may not have been any.

Doomberg on September 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM

That is (or might be) the SCANDAL.

jake-the-goose on September 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM

From what’s come out, it appears that the US had “outsourced” a lot of security for the embassy to the Libyans.

Sean Smith, one of the employees who died in the attack, was online noting that the “police” were out taking photos of the embassy grounds and, in a bit of gallows humor, stated that “I hope we don’t die tonight.”

teke184 on September 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

President Obama….. Hello…. Uh… would this not be considered an act of war? US Embassy… Dead US ambassador and his staff? Oh, you have a previous engagement on Letterman…I SEE.

President Obama = Trojan Horse

ActinUpinTexas on September 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM

the “Libyans carried Steven’s to the hospital” line

Slade73 on September 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Why of course, let’s THANK the Libyans because, you know, there such good allies of ours. The fact that they allowed this to happen in the first place should not concern anyone.

WisRich on September 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Yep. Romney is the only one saying anything presidential, almost 24 hours into this mess.

esr1951 on September 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Peggy Noonan is making an ass out of herself on Fox…

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Redundant

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM

“While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others [...]” has no place in a statement addressing the murder of a United States ambassador by a pack of lunatics upset over YouTube clips.

EddieC on September 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Nero fiddled.

Obama campaigns.

fogw on September 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM

He was dead, and he was paraded through the street. But Hillary and Obama invented a quick fiction. Their statements were identical.

Slade73 on September 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM

The embassy did not have any Marines stationed at the embassy on Obama’s directive. Our embassy personnel were ordered by this administration to be guarded by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers only.

HotAirian on September 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Hillary conveniently left this out in her remarks, focusing instead on the “risks” these brave men and women take…

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I don’t think he even mentioned the attack on our Egyptian embassy. Did I miss it?

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

He did not. Nor did he explain the mixed signals coming from this administration starting with the apologies and bowing to our enemies that was going on before these deaths. And the press didn’t challenge him on it even though they were full of animosity when Romney was speaking.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I wonder what the orders were for the security at the Embassy?

A. Take ANY measures possible to stop the over run of our Embassy

B. Do nothing to antagonize the peaceful protesters terrorists.

portlandon on September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

O/T For those in Ohio with Time Warner Cable: The entire State will be having a “test” “required” by Civil Authorities(?) Until
11:45AM today.

Don’t know what this is about. Does it mean no Cable for 45 minutes?

Banner went across my TV just a minute ago. Similar to the Weather warnings.

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

From what’s come out, it appears that the US had “outsourced” a lot of security for the embassy to the Libyans.

Sean Smith, one of the employees who died in the attack, was online noting that the “police” were out taking photos of the embassy grounds and, in a bit of gallows humor, stated that “I hope we don’t die tonight.”

teke184 on September 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

If Romney does not demand an answer: “Where were our Marines?”

If he does not demand an answer – then he is unfit to lead.

jake-the-goose on September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Peggy Noonan is making an ass out of herself on Fox…

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Yes. That’s what Peggy does. You’re surprised?

beatcanvas on September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

If barry had been president during 9/11, he would have claimed the crashes were an accident.

chango butt on September 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Peggy Noonan is making an ass out of herself on Fox…

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Redundant

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Yep, she’s been doing that every since Palin was nominated.

rayra on September 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I have a question. If our great Libyan friends were trying to protect the Americans, why did they not take any casualties? From what I understand, only the Americans were killed.

If indeed this president and Clinton have intentionally lied about this event, they should be impeached! Never mind the election.

texgal on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Don’t know what this is about. Does it mean no Cable for 45 minutes?

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

It’s Ohio election preparation. The civil authorities need a dry run.

beatcanvas on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Cnn bashing Romney ‘for exploiting a tragedy for political reasons’. God, I hate these people.

kit9 on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

the “Libyans carried Steven’s to the hospital” line

Slade73 on September 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Of course. Thank you for killing our Ambassador and having the kindness to take his body to the morgue for us. Thank you so much. Here is a thank you letter attached to a Tomahawk missile.

Barry Obama is a total scumbag.

portlandon on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

burn it all down

Slade73 on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Maybe its because I loathe him but Obama seemed emotionless and looked like he was reading off an index card or something. Hillary looks like hell. Mitt came across as caring and in command. What a mess. If we dont open up our own oil and natural gas reserves and start getting off middle east oil and defend our ally Israel. We’re in for a world of pain. Mitt Romney stands between the US and utter destruction fiscally and in foreign policy matters. How did we get here? It’s mind boggling how rapidly this president has plunged us into danger. Republicans dont get a pass either. Good Lord it was due to start blowing up sooner or later. Do the American people have the stomach for what needs to happen or will they continue to whistle past the graveyard with Mr Hope and Change.

ldbgcoleman on September 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Peggy Noonan is old school? Nah, old school is sticking by your principles and not getting fooled by Obama in the first place. Anything she says or prints now gets sent through the Benedict Arnold filter.

Tennman on September 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Cnn bashing Romney ‘for exploiting a tragedy for political reasons’. God, I hate these people.

kit9 on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I said yesterday, this was an obvious trap for Romney.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

We’d better figure out our security in Cairo ASAP, or get our people out of there.

Option #2 as Option #1 means that in places ravaged by civil strife and anti-Americanism our President has no idea of what to do vis a vis security. Beefing it up isn’t the answer, particularly when a regime doesn’t do a thing about such an invasion of sovereign territory. So the answer is: leave. All Americans get warned, the Embassy shuts down and shutters up, all personnel leave.

In Libya ask the government to turn over any culprits who went into the Embassy so that they can be tried in the US. I’m sure we can get a judge there in a short period of time. Libya can try them first, of course, although I bet their law is a bit dodgy just now.

Reward Libya for at least the patina of civilized responses and ask for more of them expecting more.

In Egypt remind the government and its people that actions have consequences and that civilized behavior is expected.

ajacksonian on September 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

“Where were our Marines?”

Michelle Malkin’s blog says:

UPDATE: FOUR killed, including the US Ambassador to Libya and Foreign Service information officer Sean Smith, along with TWO U.S. MARINES.

ITguy on September 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

I said yesterday, this was an obvious trap for Romney.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

He does something, he falls for a trap.

He doesn’t say anything today, he’s a wimp who can’t fight Obama.

I have no freaking idea anymore!

blatantblue on September 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM

The sick part is that Barry sympathizes more with the Jihadis than he does with the families of dead Americans.
The fact that Egypt is even getting any aid after this is sickening.
I give a little, and only a little slack to the Libyans as they don’t really have a true government yet.
But we should have no mercy on these Jihadis, and no mercy for Muslim Brotherhood wherever it raises its head.

Iblis on September 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM

send them back to the stone age

Slade73 on September 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM

He does something, he falls for a trap.

He doesn’t say anything today, he’s a wimp who can’t fight Obama.

I have no freaking idea anymore!

blatantblue on September 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Isn’t that the truth – guy can’t win.

I’m glad he is speaking out.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Cnn bashing Romney ‘for exploiting a tragedy for political reasons’. God, I hate these people.

kit9 on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I said yesterday, this was an obvious trap for Romney.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Don’t worry it won’t work. Unless Mitt let’s it work. That’s up to him.

bgibbs1000 on September 12, 2012 at 11:04 AM

if this is a trap, it’s the most obvious trap in the history of traps. JournOlist was out in force at Mitt’s statement

Slade73 on September 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Peggy Noonan is making an ass out of herself on Fox…

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Fox is doing the same.

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Could not have watched a more stark comparison between Mitt & Zero !!

Wow, what a morning !!

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Cnn bashing Romney ‘for exploiting a tragedy for political reasons’. God, I hate these people.

kit9 on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Let them. This is a very dangerous game for the drive-bys to play. If they’re seen as defending this administration for at least in part blaming American citizens for what happened yesterday, the sh-tstorm will rain down on them just as much as it will Obama.

Doughboy on September 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM

I don’t think he even mentioned the attack on our Egyptian embassy. Did I miss it?

Naturally Curly on September 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

He said the protests in Egypt were peaceful.

ButterflyDragon on September 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Jimmy Obama.

albill on September 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Maybe its because I loathe him but Obama seemed emotionless and looked like he was reading off an index card or something.

ldbgcoleman on September 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM

It was a generic speech that was probably prepared in advance with just the specific details added in the middle. It talked about religious tolerance but not freedom of expression which is supposedly why these animals and their governments attacked our diplomatic personnel. In contrast, Mitt Romney at least talked about not apologizing for American values.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I do not cry easily-and especially over political events(9-11 an exception) but the pictures of this man’s body being dragged made me cry.Dear God help us….

congma on September 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM

A “small and savage group” said Hillary, she wouldn’t lie, would she?…

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Let them. This is a very dangerous game for the drive-bys to play. If they’re seen as defending this administration for at least in part blaming American citizens for what happened yesterday, the sh-tstorm will rain down on them just as much as it will Obama.

Doughboy on September 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Right. They’re going to lose this one. Big. Bring it.

petefrt on September 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM

The crescendo of incidents like this is building, even China and Iran now are acting to move on other fronts. Thanks obummer.

jake49 on September 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM

If Romney does not demand an answer: “Where were our Marines?”

If he does not demand an answer – then he is unfit to lead.

jake-the-goose on September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

You need to direct your question and demands to your CIC. Romney
hasn’t been elected yet. However his performance and statement last night and today especially will raise his poll numbers!!

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

If Mitt isn’t ahead by 10 points after this then we have very serious problems in this country that politics won’t fix.

bgibbs1000 on September 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

so 2 US Marines have died in Libya….. 1 FISO and the ambassador.

great, just frigging great…..

*expletive deleted prior to posting*

ted c on September 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

So should we really believe that they were dragging, I mean carrying the Ambassador to the hospital?And what is so terrible that Mitt said?

sandee on September 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I wonder if The Won is rethinking that meeting with Mr. Netanyahu?

Cindy Munford on September 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

here’s my response to Libya’s “interim” president.

GO FU*K YOURSELF….which is an expansion upon Charles
K’s summation last evening to GO TO HELL.

BTW, good response, Mr. President.

You managed to look WEAKER than Jimmy Carter.

ToddPA on September 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Sure, so when does China move onto Taiwan? When does China link up with Russia, Syria, Iran and now Egypt? When will be in the middle of a world war without any *comment deleted* allies?

ted c on September 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I give a little, and only a little slack to the Libyans as they don’t really have a true government yet.

Iblis on September 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I don’t. This was the city that was going to be a last stand until the United States bombed the old government out of power. This is the gratitude for preventing a massacre?

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

If Mitt isn’t ahead by 10 points after this then we have very serious problems in this country that politics won’t fix.

bgibbs1000 on September 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Look at Rassmussen today. One point difference now and with leaners Romney leads…

sandee on September 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Did the State Department provide adequate security for our embassy staff there? If not, why not?

Expect Obama to claim “executive privilege”.

GarandFan on September 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Looks like all the lefty trolls are back at headquarters getting their talking points.

bgibbs1000 on September 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

A Carthagenian Peace for Libya!

CatoRenasci on September 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

time for some “shock and Awe” IHMO. Where are the adults?

screwauger on September 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Its payback time. Libyan troops sold us out and its time for action. Enemies.

Philly on September 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

If Romney does not demand an answer: “Where were our Marines?”

If he does not demand an answer – then he is unfit to lead.

jake-the-goose on September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

You need to direct your question and demands to your CIC. Romney
hasn’t been elected yet. However his performance and statement last night and today especially will raise his poll numbers!!

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Yes and no – if I may be so bold.

Romney want to be POTUS tomorrow – so he better lead today.

jake-the-goose on September 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

send them back to the stone age

Slade73 on September 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Back?

VegasRick on September 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

peaceful protests on Friday outside all the main mosques in all of Egypt’s provinces to denounce offenses to religion and to the Prophet

Peaceful protests from the religion of peace.

We’ll defend your free speech rights to death. Your death.

BacaDog on September 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

The economy’s in the oilet…foreign policy is in the toilet..Americans are getting killed…didn’t we go through this in the 70s?

Lord help us.

kingsjester on September 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

So, just call this Mogadishu now…why not? Clinton demonstrated his weakness in confronting OBL in the aftermath of Black Hawk Down. The thing that got Clinton reelected was that he was actually a politician who presided over a pretty good economy. Even Jimmy Carter didn’t have a body count with Tehran until the rescue mission went south. Obama has the clusterf**k of a horrible economy + a big body count with this + Fast & Furious.

all that equals, getting thrown out on his duff in November without a legacy.

ted c on September 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Christian Amanpour equates this movie trailer with shouting fire in a crowded theater.

Translation: if you’re gonna insult the prophet, ya gotta expect violence.

Holy God.

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

First killed since 1979…hmmm, does that year have any significance?? Probably not. Probably just a bunch of a-holes mad about a movie.

ellifint on September 12, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Back?

VegasRick on September 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

exactly.

when did they ever leave it?

ted c on September 12, 2012 at 11:16 AM

MSM out in full force trying to make this an epic Romney blunder.

SAZMD on September 12, 2012 at 11:18 AM

If barry had been president during 9/11, he would have claimed the crashes were an accident.

chango butt on September 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

If he had been president, his first statement would have been an apology to Mohammed Atta.

Right Mover on September 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM

I do not cry easily-and especially over political events(9-11 an exception) but the pictures of this man’s body being dragged made me cry.Dear God help us….

congma on September 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Didn’t you hear? Those people were taking the Ambassador to the hospital. It must be true because both the SECSTATE and rat-eared President said so. Of course they also failed to mention freedom of expression as an American value when they lectured us not to hate Muslims for this kind of stuff in the name of tolerance.

I’m sure they are hoping we will soon get back to worrying about saving some 30-year-old slut $9/month on birth control, the rat-eared bastard’s evolving view on sodomite relationships, and what superpower Obama would like.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

It’s Ohio election preparation. The civil authorities need a dry run.

beatcanvas on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

LOL, but I would think this would come from D.C.. I remember earlier this year they tried something similar with the internet and it failed.

Meddlers all!

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Back?

VegasRick on September 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Glassy plains method, not the old fashioned way.

ajacksonian on September 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM

‎”While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others [...]”

The sad irony is that Obama’s entire campaign is built on denigrating the religious beliefs of others. I guess we now know the exception to the rule: feel free to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, unless the offended are radical Islamist murderers of American citizens.

EddieC on September 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM

MSM out in full force trying to make this an epic Romney blunder.

SAZMD on September 12, 2012 at 11:18 AM

That just means he was more Presidential than Barry.

The more they blather about how wrong Romney is – the more he is spot on IMO.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

LOVED that Mitt waited for the WH to respond first, last night.
Gave him cover for today’s question about coming out too early (therefore only political of him).
Wisdom at work … have missed wisdom in Washington.

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

It’s easy going after Obama but what would Romney do today?Declare war on Egyst and Libya? Does he have any alternative solution? That’s what most voters wnat to hear: What will Romney do differently… The guy has been such chameleon that he believes in NOTHING..

Let’s face it: We picked the WRONG nominee

jules on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

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