But the Obama administration must continue to embrace the lie that all this violence and chaos is the fault of one obscure YouTube video. There’s a reason they’re ignoring reality: if they acknowledge that the video wasn’t the problem, then the administration’s spineless foreign policy is the problem.
And make no mistake – it is the problem. Late last week, Egyptian President and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi told Obama “to put an end to such behavior” – referring to the exercise of free speech in the United States so long as it offends Islamists. And President Obama quickly complied; the Christian filmmaker behind the YouTube video was taken in for questioning. In America. Local authorities said they were investigating him for “financial crimes.” But the timing makes a mockery of that contention. So, too, does the Obama administration’s support – at the United Nations, by Ambassador Rice presumably – for a resolution condemning “religious intolerance.” The resolution was originally crafted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC); the State Department hosted a meeting to discuss implementation.
And the media, with the notable exception of Tapper, continues to cover for the Obama administration. The facts are simple: Obama’s Middle East policy has handed over full countries to Islamists. These are the predictable results. This was never about a YouTube movie, even if Obama and company would prefer that the American people think it was.
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