As I said earlier, I had written a post to commemorate the 9/11 attacks but I got so bitter about how low we’ve fallen that I deleted it – the day is not fit for such things. Until now. Here’s the story from al Jazeera:
Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators have torn down the Stars and Stripes at the US embassy in Cairo and replaced it with an Islamic flag on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks in the US.
Nearly 3,000 demonstrators, most of them Islamist supporters of the Salafist movement or football fans, gathered on Tuesday at the embassy in protest over an amateur film deemed offensive to the Prophet Muhammad which was produced by expatriate members of Egypt’s Christian minority resident in the US…
So, because a film was made by someone in the United States a mob of Islamists seized our embassy in Cairo – but that’s not all; a similar mob in Libya sacked our consulate and, it seems, killed one American official while doing it. That, of course, is enough to outrage an American patriot – but it gets worse. Here’s the official, US response to the taking of our Cairo embassy:
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.
That is the whole thing. Nothing about condemning the Islamists. Oh, no. We’re far too chickenshit to do that. Our government under Obama knows precisely what it has to do – crawl on its knees to its Muslim masters! We’re apologizing to these dirty-necked barbarians because they got mad over a film made in the one-time land of the free and home of the brave. 11 years after beasts massacred 3,000 of us we’ve learned our lesson.
I am just disgusted. And, liberals, I entirely blame you. Oh, don’t you try to weasel out of this – don’t you even dare. It is your man Obama running the show. He’s the one who apologized for all that we did from 2001 to 2009. He was the one who was going to get these savages to love us by showing understanding and kindness. And you cheered him on. You liberals said we were wrong to fight them; wrong to rendition them; wrong to waterboard them. We’re doing it your way, now – and look what it gets us. You think the cringing, spineless apology from our embassy will stop them now? Bloody fools – weakness to barbarians just encourages the barbarians to attack.
Oh, for just an hour of the spirit of Godfrey of Bouillon! Someone who will do what needs to be done – drive a sword through these people as far as it will go until they learn that you don’t attack us, ever.
UPDATE: Hopefully on January 20th we’ll be able to stop cringing. Romney’s statement:
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.
Team Obama is now busily trying to walk back the craven statement from the embassy but its too late for that. Everything Obama has done since 2009 is encapsulated in that statement – its his embassy under his direction and they clearly did what they thought was in line with Obama Administration policy.
UPDATE II: Fury is growing over this disgraceful act by our government – especially as the linked article shows that its even worse than we thought, what with embassy officials apparently “tweeting” craven statements to Islamists over this incident.
UPDATE III: Sarah Palin’s statement:
…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.