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.
To bad the Romney lovers here were too dumb to see that Bachmann is the right choice in these desperate times.
I actually agree with you. I am a Romney supporter but disagreed on attacking the messenger - Bachmann. She is one smart lady and should be given a prominent role in the administration.
Maybe it’s time to quietly hold Mecca hostage.
That is, let it be known among the top players in Islam that we have had enough of their barbarism, and unless they put a firm lid on it, there is going to be an extremely dirty nuclear detonation that is not only going to annihilate Mecca, but make many square miles of it and surrounding it uninhabitable to any form of life for 10,000 or more years.
We do not care if they have to behead a million of their more terroristic brethren, if that is what is necessary to bring this crapola to a halt. But they have a very limited and firm timetable to do so, or bye-bye Mecca, for good.
That is, unless they think that Allan will intervene to prevent it. But they shouldn’t place any bets on that.
Watch the left make the claim the repubs are behind it to make Zippo look like Peanuts Carter.
Says the member of an administration whose campaign took a million dollars from a person (Bill Maher) who is a professional Christian-bater.
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.
Yes, Bill Maher. Is the Obama Administration now going to criticize him for “abuse” of free speech?
My take is she was offering the savages some “trinkets” hoping they calm down and go away. They want the matter to blow over so they can move on to a better distraction from the economy than this.
“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,”... but we also want to remind American voters not to support Romney because that guy’s a Mormon and we all know how crazy dangerous they are.
Well in the case of a Muslim or another oppressed minority it is we can see,
I didnt see them saying that in the Zimmerman Martin case. Obama said that Martin was like the son he always wanted.
how would they manage to do that?
I’m so confused....
I don’t doubt they’ll try, but really - how do you spin this into being Romney’s fault?
“The U.S. deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,”
We apologize for apologizing for the apology.
The only part missing is, "Those responsible for apologizing for apologizing for the apology have been sacked."
We may be witnessing the destruction of the Obama administration.
It will be telling and interesting to see the response of the Obama regime.
If Obama and Clinton had any honor, dignity or integrity, they would resign today for all the destruction and misery they have imposed on our Country.
We already know their mindset since their first response was to condemn US for "insulting mohammed"..
Pay attention Pres Zer0 & Ms Clinton:
..mohammad cannot be insulted, he himself is insulting to the world.
ANOTHER HUMA LINK TO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD Hillary's top aide was executive board member of front group
HRC knows EXACTLY what she is doing, as does Bill Clinton, who seems to be campaigning for Obama, but isn't. They are both undermining Obama, about which I am very pleased.
Our politicans are useless jokes.
The smartest woman in the world is a blithering moron, but I guess she seems smart when viewed through the eyes of the staggering idiots of America.
We are so ****ed.
Meanwhile, Obama “doesn’t have the time” to meet with Netanyahu.
Obama doubled down, too. Earlier on Fox they read his statement about the ambassador’s death. He managed to squeeze in another bit about tolerance for religions.
Jimmy Carter looks like Churchill compared to this SOB.
Mohammed was a pedophile.
Just look at the horrifying conditions in which Islams billions of adherents live. Your religion begets your society, and muslim societies suck everywhere, 100% of the time.
The Koran states that Mohammed married Aisha when she was 6 years old, and consummated the relationship when she was 9 YEARS OLD. Thats pedophilia in any society in any era.
Islam sucks. Mohammed was a pedophile.
In the United States, we have a perfect First Amendment right to say what we think. I dont much care whether Muslims are offended by what I think or say.
We also have a perfect Second Amendment right to help ensure the validity of our First Amendment rights.
I don’t believe Hillary is planning on running for president again. Thus, the Clinton’s only goal left in life is to get even with obama. The Clinton’s always get even. And they hate obama with a passion.
When that claim was first made, everyone thought it was just the fringe lunatics on the left.
Then over time it became mainstream with the help of the MSM and there was even an investigation by a dem congress.
People on the left still believe it.
The exact same thing happened with 9/11 and “Bush knew”.
It's not intended to help Zippo in this election but to help Hillary in the next election.
Will you ever stop denigrating FReepers? Your act is effing old nc!
Everything Hillary said this morning has already been proven to be a lie.
Go to breitbart.com
Libyan security told the mob where to find him.
She’s been caught in a bold faced lie.
Say bye bye to ever becoming Ms. Preezy...
Doesn’t Hillary! Know that offering to do the bully’s homework doesn’t save you from being beat up?
I’ve had no luck finding a Hillary *strongly worded* letter to Libya’s Brotherhood.