The libs also have been quick to jump on Governor Romney for issuing a statement critical of the bizarre statement issued by our Embassy in Cairo. The libs note that the Governor issued his statement "before all the facts were in." What hogwash! He issued his statement responding to the Embassy's statement that read:
"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."
Remember this idiotic statement was issued and then reaffirmed even AFTER the mob had commenced its attack on the diplomatic compound. It criticized not those attacking the Embassy but unnamed persons "who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others." Secretary Clinton followed up with her own statement which repeated the criticism of those who would criticize a religious faith. It was only after the outrage in the US began to pour in, including the very sharp statement by the Governor, that the Obama White House did what it does best: throw its supporters and servants under the bus. The White House disassociated itself from the Embassy and the State Department statements as though neither Embassies not the Secretary of State have anything to do with the administration. Those statements, by the way, are cleared at many levels in the Department and at the NSC.
We have journalists, as seen at Governor Romney's September 12 press conference, criticizing Romney for criticizing the President's foreign policy, "politics stops at the water's edge." I guess nobody ever criticized George Bush? John Kerry and candidate Obama never said anything critical of the Bush foreign policy? Besides what the Governor was criticizing was the outrageous (that word) philosophy present in the State Department statements.
I suppose that in keeping with the philosophy of not using free speech to insult the religious beliefs of others, we would all have been justified in storming the DNC in Charlotte when the delegates rejected God. Would devote people be justified in burning Bill Maher's house to the ground and murdering his show's staff? Would Christians in the US be justified in burning down Muslim mosques in retaliation for the burning of Coptic churches in Egypt and the mass murder of Christians by Muslims in Nigeria? Just wondering . . .