Skip to comments.Why did the White House take so long to disavow the Cairo Embassy statement?
Posted on 09/12/2012 6:57:08 AM PDT by nuconvert
As near as I can tell, the original statement released by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, " U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Encitement", wasn't disclaimed for at least 5hrs.
Maybe they were sympathetic to the feelings expressed.
I think it was dangled out as bait and Romney and others took it.
If the White House had wanted to correct the story, they could have done so within 20 mins of it being posted.
The phoney outrage against Romney & others now is what Obama's handlers were hoping would happen.
Ameican people’s reaction drove them to do it.
Thank God for the internet.
Everything they do is calculated and political. Everything.
The embassy wouldn’t make a statement without approval
It’s obvious they were sympathetic to it. Read the “disclaimer” - it is nothing more than a rephrasing of the original embassy message. they hope hat by adding more syllables to the statement and moving the words around a bit, that we “primitive knuckledraggers” won’t notice they are saying the same thing.
Yes, but yet we are told Romney/Ryan are “inexperienced in foreign affairs”.
Well, just what the hell was Obama experienced in? Community organizing? Or did his time voting “present” in the Illinois legislature give him some special insight into foreign policy? Or, wasn’t this supposed to be Joe Biden’s specialty?
“Hey Hillary, if that phone rings at 3AM, you wanna get it? I’ve got an early tee time.”
Because they are utterly incompetent. Their staffs are picked for being committed followers more than anything else.
This also explains so much.
He says the 9/11 morning “pimp the limp” radio interview was prerecorded a day or 2 before. Ok, fine. Your staff giving ONE dj in America cannot ensure it doesnlt play on 9/11 or that if it will, you discuss something other than sports and music?
It explains having Russian Navy ships as the backdrop to the salute to veterans in Obamas democrat convention.
And now, he has to trail along and say that his position is the exact opposite of his ambassadors.
It all points to complete dissarray and lack of leadership. America is drifting now. He was never competent to run a government in an executive position.
The senior guy he replaced was packed off to Ghana at the time. Like Brain Terry, he, a junior foreign service officer and two U.S. Marines slain with him were just pawns in a giant Obama game to downsize America's influence in the world.
“Ameican peoples reaction drove them to do it.”
The negative response was immediate, yet they let it sit out there for hours & hours.
That was intentional.
I read a funny quip on here, yesterday. Something like...”The phone is ringing at 3am....but Barry doesn’t get up until 8.”
I think as a presidential candidate, Romney has every right to comment on the situation. He made his position clear when he visited Israel. He took the side of our ally. Obama didn’t.
Because the embassy would never have made that statement without authorization.
IOWs It was the White Houses statement
Yes. They were sympathtic to it, but the negative response was immediately on tv, radio, and even in the press.
They could have clarified that the statement was made independently by the embassy and said that an official statement would be released soon. In fact. I think everyone was waiting for them to do that because no one could believe that this was going to be their official statement.
They didn’t clarify it all for hours & hours.
“I think as a presidential candidate, Romney has every right to comment on the situation.”
Of course he does. But he also needs to be careful not to be caught in a trap.
Islam is a cancer.
Obama and Hillary are still criticizing those who incite Islamics
I don’t know that your characterization of Stevens is correct.
William F Buckley was using the State Department as a Cover when he was kidnapped. Political Officer/Station Chief.
Deputy Principal officer and Political Section Chief
-Jerusalem , Israel
Political Officer - Damascus Syria
consular/political officer - Cairo, Egypt
consular/economic officer in Riyadh.
Stevens had been around. He has been with the Foreign Service since 1991
To all my Muslim friends. Peace be unto you in the name of Mohammed, blessed be his name.
If you MUST kill Americans, please try to refrain from hacking their bodies to pieces as it makes them difficult to identify.
Statement from Mitt Romney
American Embassies are AMERICAN SOIL. If you attack another American Embassy, unlike in Cairo where you morons violated our territory and destroyed property and where the Marine sentries were ordered by the Muslim friendly Obama administration to STAND DOWN, our security forces will FIRE FOR EFFECT. If necessary, I will dispatch carrier based air cover and additional ground forces to protect our people and remove them from your clutches.
The Marine Hymn contains the line
to the shores of Tripoli. If you wish to continue your insane tribal and sectarian madness, we will be back just long enough to bring out every American citizen then leave you to your national insanity until youre all dead.
“Obama and Hillary are still criticizing those who incite Islamics”
I don’t doubt it. But they knew the original statement wasn’t going to fly and something had to be done. And NOW they’re saying that it was “unvetted”.
The question is, WHY didn’t they say that immediately? Or within the 1st 30mins of it being released??
How do they explain away waiting for 5 hrs or more before they said anything if that was the case??
At best, that makes them look incompetent.
Don't incite islamics? Harumph! It's about time islamics quit inciting me!
islam is the pus that runs from a gangrenous wound.
The June appointment may be just a coincidence, but I'm betting it isn't based on Obama's track record of putting competent government workers in harm's way to protect his incompetent (or traitorous) appointees.
You mean the Mooselips don’t love Barak Hussain Obama? How can this be? He needs to go make another speech in Cairo.
Pray for America
Obama was PARTYING!!
APOLOGIZING for HURT FEELINGS????? REALLY??? This makes me sick.....HURT FEELING gets people KILLED and things BURN in the ARAB World!