September 11th, 2012 was another rough one for the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Egypt was stormed, culminating in a shredded American flag that was replaced with an al Qaeda substitute. Four Americans are dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens after Islamists attacked an American consulate in Libya. Oddly enough, no one is asking the Obama administration how all this might connect to the “lead from behind” strategy it has employed since 2008, or how U.S. diplomats in Libya could go unprotected until after one of them dies. Regardless, I’d like to focus on a bizarre statement from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
“How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city [Benghazi] we helped save from destruction?”
On September 11th — of all the days — a bunch of Islamic whack jobs attack American interests abroad and Clinton’s response is to talk about how how “confounding the world can be.” It’s not confounding at all. The problem is, liberals have refused to accurately define who we’re up against. They’ve been in a state of denial for over a decade, and no amount a decapitated heads, blown up bodies, IEDs, kidnappings, hijackings or fatwas seem to alter their analysis of the situation.
Take today’s news coverage, for instance. How many times have you heard a pundit describe “a Muslim film” as the catalyst for the violence in Egypt and Libya? Since I’m kindly paid by my employer to watch the news, I’ll give you the short answer: A lot. And the fact of the matter is, this had nothing to do with a stupid Youtube video some guy made that “insulted” Islam.
- Ask yourself why Afghan President Hamid Karzai has a “code of conduct” for beating women.
- Ask yourself why Pakistan’s ISI is smitten with the Taliban.
- Ask yourself why imams declare holy war on Facebook.
- Ask yourself why the “throw a shoe at Obama” booths are bringing in big bucks in Indonesia.
- Ask yourself why men and women can’t shake hands in Somalia.
Any culture that churns out “holy warriors” to fight over cartoons, movies, speeches or random remarks in a country of 400 million people, is an unhealthy one. And yet, idiots at MSNBC like Mike Barnicle and Donny Deutsch want to prosecute Americans for engaging in free speech. Got that? Liberals on MSNBC want to you to bow down to the demands of Sharia Law fanatics. If you make a YouTube video that sets off jihadi head choppers, MSNBC panelists want you to be tried “before or after the fact.” It’s scary to think that there are Americans with MSNBC-sized megaphones who go around shilling for Sharia Law tyrants in the Middle East.
President Obama wanted to “lead from behind.” The only problem with that is, he climbed into the back seat of the car and left the guys who were drunk on jihad or genocide behind the wheel. If we had reporters who did their job, they’d be asking him tough questions about a Middle East that is spinning out of control (faster than usual). Instead, they’re focused on grilling Mitt Romney over his defense of free speech.