Skip to comments.Hillary Doubled Down on Egypt 'Apology'
Posted on 09/12/2012 5:53:12 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
For the second time in as many weeks, the State Department has contradicted President Barack Obama, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton re-affirmed the apologetic stance disavowed earlier this evening by the White House in reacting to the storming of the U.S. embassy in Cairo by a mob of radical Egyptian Al Qaeda sympathizers on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Clinton's statements on the day's events, released through the State Department's website and Twitter feed, condemn "in the strongest possible terms" an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya in Benghazi that left one American dead, but offer no condemnation of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo.
Instead, Clinton reiterates an apology issued earlier today by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo--now deleted--which said: "We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims."
"The U.S. deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," Clinton said. "Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation," she added.
However, the White House has distanced itself from such apologies, according to Politico, saying that they were not "cleared by Washington."
Evidently, there is some discord in Washington.
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I regret Disney censured the docudrama, “Path to 9-11”.
UPDATE at 7:19 a.m. on September 12, 2012, by Erick:
While all of this is going on in Egypt in Libya, look a bit to the Southeast and Al Jazeera is reporting an attempted assassination of Somalias newly elected President while he was meeting with Kenyas foreign minister.
Here in the time machine, those of you who are too young to have watched the Carter fiasco in 1979, can now watch the replay.
It will be instructive to see how Romney responds to this over the next several days.
I expect to ralph up my meals multiple times over the next few days listening to the Obama defenders defend the indefensible.
That building needs to become the center of a 10 city-block bomb crater.
On the Morning Joe one lib (a regular cohost) suggested that Holder should prosecute the preacher who posted the video on youtube.
This tells me that Hillary had a hand in the Embassy Cairo press release.
What a bunch of weenies!
Go out and hump a goat and get over it!
Hillary may be blowing any chance she had for running in 2016 if these uprisings that she so confidently cultivated in her “Arab Spring” turn into killing fields for U.S. diplomats who trusted the State Dept.
Who would vote for someone so totally wrong in assessing this situation? Oh, that’s right we are dealing with the most ignorant electoral base on the planet, the Democrat Party.
Obama knows he is going to lose this election. But he still has time to accomplish his plan: The United States of Islam
It’s all or nothing now.
Obama denigrates the beliefs of Christians all the time. Anyway, its the First Amendment, Free Speech. This is an attack on the First Amendment, orchestrated by the White House. It cost Ambassador Chris Stevens his life.
Michelle Bachman seems to have got it right!!
Michelle Bachman seems to have got it right!!
It’s time we started bombing these oh so easily offended ingrates.
(libtard speak) But we might hurt some innocent muslims. (off libtard speak)
Answer: Three thousand innocent people on 9/11.
Anyone who does not fight the terrorists in their own country is as much a terrorist as the suicide bombers.
Silver lining - that ought to put a damper on Hillary’s 2016 plans.
These are the folks who mock Sarah Palin for being “dumb”
This is one I just don’t get. Yes, Hillary is a liberal and was a “blame America first” zealot in her younger days, but she moved back to the center, voted for the Iraq War and you’d think that with Bill advising her, she’d be more politically attuned. Is it just fear that other embassy workers are going to get killed if she didn’t do this? I don’t get it.
Perhaps the media will concentrate on Mrs. Obama’s appearance on the “Doctor OZ” show later today instead?
Gee, she’s gonna make some kind of announcement.
I believe that Hillary pays more attention to Huma’s advice than she does Bill’s.
So they are saying that if someone makes a controversial movie terrorists don’t like, then murder is justified? These people are sick.
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