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Breaking News: U.S. Ambassador to Libya killed [Graphic Photo Updates] … Mitt on Rioting in Libya

NY Post claims that “Libyan civilians help an unconscious Chris Stevens, at the US consulate compound in Benghazi. Stevens and three of his colleagues were killed in an attack on the US consulate.” (Click image for story.)

J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, was [murdered by suffocation] in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, eastern Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. The Associated Press and Reuters have confirmed Ambassador Stevens’ death along with four other U.S. diplomats, reports CBS News.

Bruce Herschensohn, a former deputy assistant to President Richard Nixon, just told Fox News, “This is an ACT OF WAR. … Your embassy should be as safe as your living room.”

Nixon’s former aide demanded of President Obama, “For God’s sake, stay home and be Commander in Chief.”

Ah … There it is again. The age-old question, “Where on the back nine is Barack Obama?” Then there’s the oft-asked question, “How’s that 3 a.m. phone call working out for you? Being Commander-In-Chief is a tough gig, even if it is part-time, given your hectic schedule campaigning, fundraising, playing golf, and getting 50% of your intelligence briefings.”

Below is MTTT ROMNEY’s statement prior to the news of the ambassador’s murder and word that THREE more Americans were also murdered. Mitt’s reaction will be drowned out or, worse, he’ll be accused of politicking on 9/11 (which Obama and Axelrod did all day). Nonetheless, MITT IS ON THE BALL and NOT just staring DOWN at his balls, er ball. Our next president is handling HIS first foreign crisis precisely as he should while treading cautiously, thanks to the MSM. I just wish Romney got the intel briefings (because he would listen and study each issue). And I wish he were in the Sit Room with his V.P., Secretary of State, Joint Chiefs, and more:

“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.”

Oh, I have news! After hunting through five articles, I found the FIRST mention of President Barack Obama via the New York Times, which added a dubious response (in that undoubtedly some low-level speechwriter, or an enterprising NYT reporter (heh), came up with the statement):

[C]onfirming the four fatalities, President Obama said he strongly condemned the killing — the first death of an American envoy abroad in more than two decades — and had ordered increased security at American diplomatic posts.

“While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants,” Mr. Obama said, calling Mr. Stevens “a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States” who had “selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi” …

“The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward,”…

Mr. Stevens, a veteran of American diplomatic missions in Libya, served in Benghazi during the uprising against Colonel Qaddafi, and he was widely admired by the Libyan rebels for his support of their struggle. … Read all

A WSJ photo of J. Christopher Stevens in Libya. There’s also a poignant video below, via WSJ and the State Department. (ALSO: See Larry’s post critical of Hillary.)

“Introducing U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens”
U.S. State Department Video (YouTube)
U.S. Embassy – Tripoli, Libya
A moving video of a highly-qualified ambassador

CBS NEWS at 2 a.m. PDT:

[...] Wanis al-Sharef, an Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said a total of four Americans were killed when the angry mob, which gathered to protest a U.S.-made film that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, fired guns and burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Al-Sharef said [J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya] died of suffocation, while two U.S. Marines sent to Benghazi when the clash erupted were shot and killed by well-armed protesters. It was not immediately clear whether the Marines were part of Stevens’ security detail. The American whose death was confirmed on Tuesday also died of a gunshot wound.

According to his biography page on the U.S. Embassy’s website, Stevens “was the American representative to the Transitional National Council in Benghazi during the revolution,” in Libya. Benghazi was the capital of rebel-held Libya during the uprising to oust Qaddafi.

An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, 2012. (Credit: Getty)

According to the Benghazi security official who spoke to media Wednesday, the angry mob stormed the consulate after the U.S. troops who responded fired rounds into the air to try and disperse the crowd.

The official said the Libyan guards employed to guard the consulate building were far outgunned by the protesters, and thus retreated when the building was stormed.

The Wall Street Journal has more, including video of the riots in Egypt. From “U.S. Ambassador to Libya Is Killed“:

The circumstances surrounding the death of Ambassador Stevens weren’t immediately clear. The American official, who is usually based in the capital Tripoli, apparently was visiting Benghazi ahead of the planned opening of an American cultural center there, according to a Libyan official.

The U.S. Embassy declined to comment on the news, with a diplomat in Tripoli saying that a statement would be released soon. A second Libyan official said that the newly elected General National Congress was expected to call a state of emergency in Libya later in the day. …

Now read Larry’s post, “Obama Bows To Extremism” for an expert’s view. Larry Johnson served in the CIA, the State Department, and to this day works with embassies and consulates anywhere that his business takes him.

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  • DefendAmerica

    ALL of Obama’s minions shall put themselves in our embassies and on our borders…unarmed.

  • getfitnow

    I just heard Obama’s statement and I already
    don’t remember any of it.

    POTUS just voted “present.”

  • getfitnow

    Romney is doing a great job in taking the
    questions!! Bringing clarity with his views and differences with this Administration.

    No teleprompter!

  • getfitnow

    SoS statement: Hillary is name dropping the relatives of the dead. Not the time for this, imo.

  • getfitnow

    Grisly pic of the ambassador’s body dragged in street at Gateway Pundit. I’m not going to link, but it highlights what we’re dealing with–the religion of peace, doncha’ know.

    From “The Audacity of Hope”.

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – BHO

    • HARP2

      I`ve already linked it. Time for the libs to see what their hero caused.

      • getfitnow

        God save us all. Pray for Ambassador Stevens’ family as they have to see ghastly pictures of him being dragged through the streets like a dog. What have we come to? I am sick.

        • shelldoll2

          So am I. Obama has signaled that Americans can be killed abroad and nothing will happen.

      • shelldoll2

        What’s a dead Ambassador? Obama will continue to defend Muslims and Islam as he promised. He can go to hell. He took an oath to defend America from all enemies foreign and domestic.

        A dead Ambassador is a sign that the current government is our enemy. What’s he going to do about it?

        Has there been a move to expel both countries ambassadors? There should be. Kick ‘em out and send them home. That’s the first step.

        • HARP2

          Excellent idea….give em the boot.

      • DianaLC

        I am crying for his family. They should not have to see these.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.cusack Mary Cusack

    As Long as Obama is president, I was a citizen of a country dead since 2008. I am a involentary citzen of Obamastan and I am ASHAMED. I’m glad I am a citizen of Ireland today.

  • Popsmoke

    To my critics here at NQ…. I hold the Obama Administration as well as the REPUBLICAN leadership in both the house and the senate responsible for the absolute mess in the middle east. Now for those who think otherwise for politics sake. Here is my lst response. GO GET A FUCkING CLUE!

    • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

      Bye.

    • shelldoll2

      No you don’t. Don’t bullsh*t a bullsh*tter as we liked to say in the military. Leadership was required of all of us at some point and we know a failure in leadership when we see it.

      Let’s go back to the Reagan era. He could disagree with Tip O’Neill on certain issues. At the end of the day they would meet in the Oval Office and work out a compromise. In fact, the two men admired each other. That shows leadership on Reagan’s part.

      You may disagree with Reagan’s politics or policies. But he knew he couldn’t do his job by antagonizing or ignoring those who disagreed.

      Obama ignores not only the Republican Congress but members of his own party. He knows everything and doesn’t need their input. That is a gross failure of leadership.

    • HARP2

      Toodles

  • Hokma

    This on the same day that Obama snubbed the Israeli leader who was seeking a meeting while in the U,S, and would have traveled anywhere to meet Obama. But Obama is just too darn busy to avert a war in the ME but has time to be on the Letterman Show.

    Romney is going to speak imminently and hope he just nails this feckless coward of a man.

    Want to know what the appropriate response would have been to both of these radical Islamic countries?

    “We will not retreat from our basic freedom of speech in this country. We will however remove out embassy from your country as well as all financial support if you cannot stop these actions or it happens one more time. We consider this an act of war and it would be in your best interest to follow international law when it comes to protecting foreign diplomats.”

    Now let’s see what Romney says and the Obamination says.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

      Obama didn’t invite the Israeli leader to the U.S. and he is not here on a state visit. Personally, I do not fault Obama for saying no to the meeting. Israel does not set the agenda for America.

      • Hokma

        But it’s okay for the U.S. to set the agenda for Israel which is what Obama has been doing. This is a crisis set up by Obama’s policy and he bears responsibility, This will be the last time he kicks Netanyahu to the curb.

      • shelldoll2

        The man asked for a meeting he didn’t demand it. Considering what’s happening at our embassies over there maybe Bibi wanted to support us. This is not the time for a pissing contest and who likes whom. This is a crisis.

      • wylrae

        Didn’t know allies necessarily had to be on a state visit to ask to meet with the president. Asking to meet with the president while making an appearance at the UN would seem to me to have been an appropriate request but naturally it might take a little changing of the president’s schedule of golf and TV appearances to be able to have such a request occur.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ND2FCCGVV2IZTTAZQTXKJTCPNI Ruth

        he is coming to the un matthew and has every right to do that. he mentioned a meeting and considering the terrible state of affairs in the middle east i think it is foolish to go tsk tsk because bibi is smarter and more polite than obama.

  • shelldoll2

    In a democracy mobs of people do not attack or kill people. Obama is still praising these countries as democracies? Captain Clueless rides again.

    What’s a few dead Americans? Meaningless according to our Chicken In Chief (CIC).

  • HARP2

    Send Sandra Fluke over to straighten them out.

    Oh…….and DWS too

    • wylrae

      Only if we supply Sandra with enough contraceptives!

  • HARP2

    See what your friends have done Barry ?

    • CathyInKs

      Harp – it’s difficult to look at this but thanks for posting! We need to know the “truth”!

  • HARP2

    Big joke….right Hillary ?

    Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi: We came, we saw, he died

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgcd1ghag5Y

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.cusack Mary Cusack

      I can’t believe I supported this woman during the primaries. How can she support her MASTER now? Obillary your carrerr is dead forget 20126

    • KenoshaMarge

      Exactly Harp. That was the day any shred of respect I had for Hillary Clinton died.

      • wylrae

        Mine died when she didn’t take it to the floor of the convention as promised.

        • KenoshaMarge

          That was a spot on the descent for me too.

          • Madame_deFarge

            Yes, we were hung out to dry. I think we knew then who Hillary is.

            I heard today that Ambassador Stevens had sided with the rebels. I am sorry he was killed; sorry for his family and those who worked with him. Of course, he would have gotten the appointment because he was sympatico with the Obamacrats. When will people understand that when you stand up for people who hate you, they will disrespect and despise you for that too? No one likes to be patronized by an enemy.
            Get out of Libya, Egypt; zero money for them and every other slum in the ME. Let the Chinese teach them how it’s done. I think the Afgans should start learning Chinese in order to communicate with their new masters. Good luck, rebels.

            Start pumping oil here as if our lives depended on it because they do. Full on exploration of all kinds of alternate energy too. Pull out the stops. And get that lying POS out of the WH on November 6.

            • Madame_deFarge

              And, BTW, stop giving support, weapons and money to the Syrian rebels…same people. Assad may be bad but we can see, these “rebels” are Alquida and they intend to have the entire ME under the thumb of the MB and Sharia.

  • HARP2

    Yep…….that call to prayer is a beautiful thing…..right Barry.

  • getfitnow

    Great post by Ed at HotAir. 1979 Redux?

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/12/is-this-1979/

    Andy McCarthy’s observations merit a repeat
    post:

    What is it that the Egyptian mob is shouting? “Obama, Obama, there are a billion Osamas.”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/316569/obama-obama-there-are-still-billion-osamas-andrew-c-mccarthy
    ************************

    • Hokma

      I;m recalling that jacka## Biden;s statements:

      1. that Obama has a spine of steel – he probably meant melted steel

      2. Biden Laden is dead and GM is alive. – - – well GM is anything but alive and is on life support and now we see a million Bin Ladens.

  • MG6

    It is totally Obama’s fault! He started his apology tour by bowing down to Muslim leaders. He signaled to Iran he will do nothing to help Israel. He allows the Cairo embassy to issue an apology after they trashed our flag. He does nothing to protect the Coptic Christians in Eygpt, or defend women’s rights!
    I am sure Ayers is tickled pink by all of this. He has wanted to destroy the US since his youth. His protégé Obama and his lackey Val are doing their best to do oblige.

  • Popsmoke

    Romney… Easy to be a fucking Inexperienced foreign policy critic in an election cycle. But I kind of missed what he would do if he was playing President? This is not the time for this fucking bullshit.. Serious security and foreign policy questions yes. But not this political hogwash….

    • DianaLC

      What would Popsmoke do?

      • Hokma

        Anything to re-elect Obama

        • shelldoll2

          Exactly. All of this is Romney’s fault. Talk about re-writing history! I thought Rove and his minions were good at that. But you Obama supporters act and speak as though Romney was in office and this is all his fault.

          I’ve heard of being disconnected and delusional but you’ve taken it to a whole new level.

          What’s going to be the new Obama slogan?

          Don’t blame me for these problems! Romney was secretly President

          • Hokma

            Don’t give Obama any ideas – he might just use it as another line of blame attacks.

            • shelldoll2

              LOL! Good point.

            • shelldoll2

              Maybe if Obama attended a few more intelligence briefings he might have seen this coming.

              • MG6

                You said it!!!!
                It’s Obama’s fault for not being at home to answer the phone ,or attend the briefings.
                He is to busy golfing and campaigning.

        • DianaLC

          I can only assume as you have that he’s an O apologist. He never really does anything else buy say nay to everything. It’ always easy to say everyone else is at fault. It’s not very cool to do that and then not ever offer his suggestion for what should be done in any given situation.

      • Hokma

        And Hillary to speak at 9:45

    • HARP2

      To be fair.
      Romney doen`t have the expert counsel from Jarret.

    • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

      Popsmoke, are you American or Muslim? Time to take sides. Do you respect and defend America or, as with Obama, do you apologize? So far your post suggests the latter.

      • Popsmoke

        How fucking dare you attack my patroitism and loyality? Weaver go FUCK the horse you rode in on…

        • shelldoll2

          I question your patriotism as well. And you? Get from behind that horse’s ass>

          • http://www.facebook.com/mary.cusack Mary Cusack

            Corection…Jack Ass Ass. he’s an obamatron

        • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

          I am not attacking, I am simply asking.

      • Hokma

        He’s an american but is a far leftist who will do say anything to get Obama re-elected.

    • Theymustbemorons

      As an ordinary American citizen, and a fucking inexperienced foreign policy critic in my own right, I can enjoy the democracy in which I live, and the freedoms which so many brave souls have died to defend. So here’s the deal I’m proposing:

      Maybe it’s time for the rest of us inexperienced fuckers, the American electorate, to stand up from our sofas, turn away from our array of reality t.v. shows, open our eyes, windows and mouths and resolve to go to the polls in mighty force this November. We may be inexperienced in the realm of foreign policy, and for that matter global economics (aren’t they one and the same these days?), but we can:

      • Flood the phone lines of our representatives and demand that our dollars in the form of foreign aid cease to flow to any and all nations that murder our citizens and desecrate our flag. This is the least we can do.

      • Flood the mailboxes of our representatives and candidates with the same message. When we get a postage paid envelope enclosed in a political mailing, return it without a contribution. Instead, enclose a note that American dollars should no longer be used to support terrorism against American citizens. Let’s turn their political mailings back on them. All they want is a piece of our wallets. Why not give them a piece of our minds instead? If we can’t write that note, let’s return the envelope empty. That’s a message they can understand.

      • Use our vote in November — scare incumbents with the notion that good or bad, they’re out of a job after one term.

      • Use our vote all year round — if we hold membership in any association, club, union, etc. that makes political contributions with our dues, use our voices/our votes to make our feelings known and encourage our fellow members to do the same. And be sure to return their postage-paid reply envelopes — not with a contribution, but empty, or with a message concerning our feelings on the issues.

      • Start talking current events with our friends again, especially the ones who shunned us after we made it clear we were not voting for the Democratic ticket in ’08, despite the fact that we were life-long Democrats. I’m in this group and I don’t doubt there are a whole lot of folk who can say the same. Many of us saw our “free speech” cut off within our own circle of friends/family during the ’07-’08 primary/election season and in the almost 4 years that followed.

      • CathyInKs

        You’re right and you just described me! Great advice! Thanks!

  • getfitnow

    “The Arabic Call to Prayer is the most beautiful sound on Earth.” — Barack Hussein Obama

    ‘Nuf said.

  • Popsmoke

    Let me be real clear here. We have a dead Ambassador and three dead Americans. We have another Embassy that was breached…Both the fucking Republicans lead by the misguided and loppheaded John McCain as well as the Obama Administration are totally responsible for the fucked up ME situation. Not just Obama…

    • DianaLC

      I would say that the many inhabitants of the ME might also have some responsibility.

    • Hokma

      The breaching of an embassy is an act of war. period.

      When your initial response is an apology in Cairo then it is time to pass over command to someone else.

      Romney was exactly right and it was about time. He reflected what needed to be said and how most feel. That initial response was disgraceful but is just more confirmation of his failed ME policy of bowing and apologizing.

      The response by Obama reflects the kind of responses Clinton had to attacks on Americans during his tenure. You show weakness to enemies like Arab extremists and they will simply ramp it up.

      Yesterday reminded me of the storming of our embassy in Tehran as well as those incidents during Clinton.

      • CathyInKs

        Hokma – I agree with you!

  • HObama HObamanana

    Does anyone happen to know what Obama’s schedule is today? Other than issuing statements obviously written by someone else has he made any public statements, like on television before the nation (our nation, that is)? Or is it business as usual, have no need to attend daily national security briefings because he has the Cliff Notes, got a radio interview with more pimps? Same ole same ole…….

    • DianaLC

      He’s voting “present” from afar.

      • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

        That’s Obama, voting present. Another form of apology.

        • Hokma

          Obama is speaking at 10:30 and Romney imminently.

  • bbf

    Romney was outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt…….I am outraged that he seems to have ignored the murder of thousands of Libyan men, women and children during the illegal invasion of that country by NATO..which Obama illegally supported with US taxpayers $$$$$…I am outraged that HE is not outraged by the thousands of Christians fleeing Egypt after their churches were burned and their members killed while the new government armed forced looked on. I am OUTRAGED that the State Department has announced the intention to give the new Egyptian government $1 BILLION US dollars.

    http://blackagendareport.com/print/content/butchering-gaddafi-america%E2%80%99s-crime

    • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

      Romney responded correctly to yesterday’s events. While you may not be, We are Americans. We defend America.

      • getfitnow

        Indeed. And Clint contnues to be proven right.
        Empty chair is soooo apt.
        That One probably missed another briefing.

    • shelldoll2

      Once again you speak as if Romney has been the President these last few years. I pointed out that was the new strategy. Blame Romney for this administrations failures as if he was in charge. You may note that Obama hasn’t pointed out any of these things either. But he’s been in office Romney wasn’t.

      • bbf

        YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE US TO SPEAK OUR AGAINST THE MURDER OF THOUSANDS OF LIBYANS. Ralph Nader spoke out, Dennis Kucinich spoke out, as did Ron Paul and Jesse Jackson, Jr. (which probably contributed to his recent “health issues”).

        From BlackAgendaReport.com

        Last
        week the whole world saw, and every decent soul recoiled, at the true
        face of NATO’s answer to the Arab Spring. An elderly, helpless prisoner
        struggled to maintain his dignity in a screaming swirl of savages, one
        of whom thrusts a knife [4] up his rectum.
        Nearly eight months of
        incessant bombing by the air forces of nations that account for 70
        percent of the world’s weapons spending, all culminating in the
        gang-bang slaughter of Moammar Gaddafi, his son Mutassim and his
        military chief of staff, outside Sirte. The NATO-armed bands then
        displayed the battered corpses for days in Misurata – the city that had
        earlier made good on its vow to “purge Black skin” through the massacre
        and dispersal of 30,000 darker residents of nearby Tawurgha– before
        disposing of the bodies in an unknown location.

        • shelldoll2

          Yeah and Obama said nothing about that either. Just as he said nothing when his Kenyan cousin Odinga incited his followers to murder. They burned churches and those who tried to escape were shot down.

          No wonder he has nothing to say about the Islamic extremists role in the murder of an American Ambassador. Has he even requested flags at half-staff?

  • Popsmoke

    This is bullshit by Romney and anyone else here who plays this screwed game. Where is the outrage with John McCain and his two other screwball peers who demanded we arm these rebels? Where is Your outrage? Now saying that. Rather than playing a low life game of politics. The real questions that need to be asked is where was our intelligence community, especially States and what the hell are the standing orders to our security forces protecting or embassies?

    • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

      Romney was right. Obama has responded disgracefully to the death of his ambassador, to the deaths of at least two U.S. Marines, and other Americans in this attack against America. Instead of dumping on the messenger, how about defending or rebuking your dear leader who seems more inclined to defend zombie Muslims instead of Americans.

    • HARP2

      That`s like saying Bush wasn`t responsible for Iraq, because some dems were against it.

      Grab a clue.

  • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

    Obama has failed his 3 a.m. moment. What will take for him to stop apologizing for American and instead defend America?
    Sadly, the answer is clear, Obama chooses zombie Muslims over Americans.

    • elizabethrc

      Obama has no time to meet with Bebe due to his heavy ‘schedule’, but he does have time to appear on Letterman.
      Anyone who doesn’t see the insult to Israel is terminally on the koolaid.
      This was an attack because Mohammed was insulted? The man WAS a pedophile! No, this was just a lame excuse to attack non-muslims and demands a response so strong these illiterates will understand.
      That’s no likely to come from the Obama White House because he doesn’t seem to be in attendance.

      • DianaLC

        Give the guy a break. He’s still undergoing the existential angst of his youth. Who am I? Where do I belong? Am I white? Am I black? Am I Muslim? I’m hapa, perhaps. Am I Christian? Maybe I didn’t really want to be President? Am I Barry Soetoro, or Barack Obama?
        It’s all your fault for selecting me without giving me a good script to follow. You know all the world’s a stage. I should have chosen to be a writer. But then J. D. Salinger already did Holden Caulfield.

        • buzzlatte4

          LOL! and points for the drama of Obama being laid out so succinctly.

      • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

        I’d prefer to keep any discussion of Israel entirely separate from discussion of America. The attacks here are against Americans, killing our U.S. ambassador, at least two U.S. Marines, and others.

        • elizabethrc

          With respect, Matthew, it’s all linked together.
          More American lives may and probably will be lost, depending on what happens in Israel and our role in it.
          Part of the hatred toward America is because of our friendship (or former friendship, thanks to Obama’s misadventures) with Israel. Yes, the larger part may be because Islam wants the entire world to follow their misbegotten religion, but to ignore one is to find defeat in the other.

          • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

            It is wrong for a foreign leader, Israeli or otherwise, to come to the U.S. uninvited by the U.S., then demand to meet with the U.S. president. Israel needs to show some respect for the U.S., even if it is Obama sitting in the White House. Obama was correct in turning down the meeting.

            • MG6

              When one is being left out to flap in the wind! Yes, they do have the right! Like we have right to know what deals he has with Putin!

            • wylrae

              What I had read sounded more like 0zer0 was asked for a meeting, nothing about demanding a meeting. Understandable that 0zer0 would have to turn down the reqeust as he would need the time to prep for his TV appearance. Far more important for 0zer0 to appear as a celebrity than as a president.

            • buzzlatte4

              Um, Israel is neighbors to all the ME insanity. The US president – a real one that is – should make time for an ally.

            • elizabethrc

              I will withhold judgment on whether Bebe demanded or requested a meeting with Obama.
              He even went so far as to say that he would fly down to DC to meet with him.
              With Obama’s record of treatment of foreign leaders (the Dalai Lama, who was escorted from the White House out a side or back door, next to the bags of trash, for example), he is in no position to play Lord of the Manor to our foreign allies.

    • http://www.facebook.com/scott.shrieves Scott Mantooth

      After taking care of the Muslims, can we take care of the Christians in our own country?

  • BronwynsHarbor

    Who wants to place bets that President Obama didn’t even know that Stevens was the ambassador in Libya?

  • Steve Diamond

    Obama, you reap what you sow: http://stephen-diamond.com/?p=4168

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Great post, Steve. May we reprint it with credit to you?

      • Steve Diamond

        yes and if link here is inappropriate feel free to remove (though link to multicultural debate is of some relevance).

    • BronwynsHarbor

      Also: Did you watch Mayor Rahm give a tortured, confusing (and typically nasty) response to Mitt Romney’s suport for Emanuel’s tough stand on the strike?

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