By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
The idiotic cross country antics of funnyman Jim Carey and actor Jeff Daniels, in the hit comedy motion picture ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ provides proper context for the parade of ‘Keystone Cops’ reactions by the Obama Administration, to the explosion of ‘anti-American’ rioting and deadly violence last week, fomented by Islamic Extremists in 21–mostly Muslim–countries throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Up first is the lack of preparedness and enhanced security measures at ‘diplomatic posts’ throughout the Middle East, prior to the 11th anniversary of America’s “9/11” tragedy, a mistake jointly shared by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton–regardless of their heavy campaign and international travel schedules lately.
Hillary alone, is responsible for the ‘limp-wristed’ tweets released by U.S. Embassy Cairo, apologizing for America’s First Amendment right to free speech, by ridiculing the ‘religious insensitivity’ of three, unintelligible two-minute video movie trailers floating around the Internet since June–because they might hurt the feelings of Muslims everywhere.
However, the fact that President Obama did not respond to these tweets, which generated a greater offense to Americans around the world, and triggering a clear violation of his ‘Oath of Office,’ to ‘protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,’ for almost 10 hours–before having them removed from the State Department website.
Too little–too late.
Then, the Obama [administration] sends Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. around to all of the Sunday morning talk shows, to continue the ‘official narrative’ that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi–that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others–was a “spontaneous” act and in no way related to the anniversary of “9/11”, according to a FOXNews article today.
What sparked the violence was a very hateful video on the Internet … It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States.
The best information and the best assessment we have today is that this was not a pre-planned, pre-meditated attack.
Offering a stark contradiction in assessment and rebuke was Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif who, while appearing on several Sunday morning broadcasts himself, labeled Obama’s position “preposterous.” Instead his government believes the attack to have been a planned assault–possibly by an Al Qaeda-tied group.
The idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest that just spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), House Intelligence Committee chairman, and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, believe the fault of this folly lies directly in the lap of President Obama, according to another FOXNews article today, with Rogers outlining:
The Middle East believes there is a disengagement policy with the U.S. … you cannot solve [the problems] by stepping back. It has to be a combination of showing strength and showing up.
McCain agrees, contending that Obama’s Afghanistan and Iraq troop pull-outs, and addle support for Israel in the effort to prohibit Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, has resulted in an exploitable [power] void in the region.
Prior to 9/11, we had a policy of containment. Then after 9/11, it was a confrontation with the terrorists and Al Qaeda. Now it’s disengagement. We’re leaving Iraq. We’re leaving Afghanistan. We’re leaving the area. The people in the area are having to adjust … they believe the United States is weak, and they are taking appropriate action.
It is clear that once again that Barack Obama is in denial over the debacle he and Hillary Clinton have created across the Middle East–unwilling to take responsibility for that which is now, literally, blowing up in their faces.