Snips from the News today, September 12, 2012
So, now we see what an amazingly talented and insightful foreign policy President we have. All the apologies, all the kissing ass, all the living in denial, all the relinquishment of responsibility finally came home to roost this week. This is the inevitable consequence of amateurs at the State Department and White House.
Four years ago by comparison Hilary Clinton looked like an old salt, ready to step in to arguably the most demanding job in government, Secretary of State. But let’s not forget, she was a one term senator just like Obama and learned what little she does know by osmosis rather than experience. She’s Madeline Albright without the credentials, but just as disastrous.Our foreign policy is a damned joke. We just gave a billion and a half dollars to the Egyptian Brotherhood and then, when they rampaged, Obama apologizes TO THEM just in case their feelings were hurt. I have to say however, I’m glad all this came to a head before the election. I had convinced myself the Arabs had actually smartened up and were just bidding their time so as not to hurt Obama’s re-election chances. I guess not. (LINK)
Israeli officials confirmed to Fox News earlier in the day that the White House had indeed brushed off such an offer. A White House spokesman also confirmed that Obama is not expected to meet with Netanyahu, citing scheduling conflicts.Read more: Fox News
U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens and three other American staff members were killed Tuesday in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
Protesters attack U.S. diplomatic compound in Egypt
The American flag, which was flying at half mast to mark the 9/11 attacks, was replaced by an Islamist banner. (BBC)
“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (US Embassy Statement)
Par for the course…
Mixed Signals from the US are never a good idea, but it’s what the world has come to expect from a weak and timid ObamaNation.