I have tried to gather my thoughts on the developments over the last few days, which were marked by attacks on U.S. embassies by seventh century savages, resulting in the deaths of four Americans, including the United States Ambassador to Libya.
Some damned fool in the administration thought that by making a preemptive apology for some filmmaker hurting the religious feelings of Muslims would keep the animals at bay. I was shocked when I read the apology, and obviously so was Mitt Romney, and he said so. The media instantly forgot about the attacks on the embassies and the dead Americans, and instead focused all their attention and venom on Mitt Romney.
Did he “jump the gun?”
“How dare he politicize this!”
“Did he shoot before he aimed?” (The One’s brilliant contribution to the narrative)
Perhaps the clincher was Chris Matthews, the spittle spewing douchebag, screeching that the death of the Libyan Ambassador has been “overshadowed by the desperate reach” by Romney. Overshadowed? Pathetic.
William A. Jacobson, of Legal Insurrection, summed it up very well:
An American Ambassador and three American security guards were butchered, anti-American riots broke out across the Middle East, a U.S. Embassy both before and after being stormed issued apologies for the exercise of our constitutional rights, our Secretary of State practically prostrated herself, the President had a good night’s sleep through it all and then went to Vegas for a fundraiser, and Mitt Romney commented intelligently on the absurdity of it all.
So on whom did the media collectively and in unison lash out? Mitt Romney.
Meanwhile, other embassies in the Middle East are in flames, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was ordered by The One to have a word with the guy who was involved with making the film that we are to believe is the cause of all the death and destruction. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff? Seriously?
Not surprisingly, the lunatics in the Middle East are calling for the prosecution of the filmmaker, but the lunacy doesn’t stop at water’s edge. A University of Pennsylvania “professor” called for the arrest of the filmmaker. A professor at an Ivy League University? Stunning! Oh, and not to be outdone, Mike Barnicle, the serial plagiarist, and Boston blowhard got into the act by stating that the United States Justice Department ought to get on with indicting the folks involved with the film. Maybe Barnicle feels that since the First Amendment doesn’t protect plagiarism, it ought not apply in this instance.
Now, we are treated to Jay Carney’s telling us that the attack of the U.S. Embassy Cairo and on the same day (which just happens to be 9/11) the attack by the 400 cruds who showed up in at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi with rifles and mortars were “not directed at the United States.” Rather they were just protestors angry about the film that no one has seen. Carney and his bosses live in an alternate universe.
Probably what gets me the most is the thought that there are people who are going to vote for four more years of this crap.
I need a drink.