How many times does Harry S. Truman have to turn over in his grave? For the late, great Democrat President (I know that seems like an oxymoron these days), the buck stopped on his desk in the Oval Office. For the current Democrat President and his Administration, the buck never seems to stop on his desk — unless of course he is taking credit for killing Osama bin Laden. For this President, blame-shifting has become an art. While most Americans have grown weary of the President’s tired shtick of blaming George W. Bush — almost four years later — of all of his (Mr. Obama’s) own failings, his pathetic excuses for a listless economy now pale in comparison to the Obama Administration’s groveling apologies and excuses in the wake of the assassination of a sitting American Ambassador in Libya and the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is just as clueless as President Obama when it comes to the radical Islamic threat facing the United States and the West (including Israel), continues to trot out the lie that an internet video is somehow responsible for the attacks on our diplomatic installations in Cairo and Benghazi:
“I also want to take a moment to address the video circulating on the internet that has led to these protests in a number of countries. . . .” (emphasis added)
No. This is categorically not true. Why does this Administration — from Barack Hussein Obama to Hillary Clinton — make excuses for radical Muslims (who are, by the way, the mainstream in much of the world) who need no excuses to kill, maim, and destroy? Why is Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, repeating the mistake of Gen. David Petraeus by calling a clearly disgusting individual (Jones) in an attempt to appease radical Muslims by trying to chill an American who is exercising — however reprehensible it might be — his First Amendment rights? Of course, as I am writing this post, Obama’s Department of Defense has distanced itself from Gen. Dempsey’s actions. Wow. Talk about blame-shifting. That bus sure came by fast!
The video in question, distributed by Terry Jones, the senior pastor of Dove Outreach Center in Gainesville, FL — which I could almost guarantee that none of these “protesters” even saw before launching their deadly attacks on our Consulate in Libya — was merely a pretext for murder and violence. But, when it comes to radical Islam and American values — such as Free Speech and the First Amendment — it seems this Administration will make excuse after excuse to appease barbarians that can never be appeased.
For liberal feminists like Hillary Clinton, a “blame-the-victim” (in this case, America) defense would seem to be at odds with that political philosophy. I thought that the “blame-the-victim” defense went out of vogue a generation ago. Imagine someone trying to excuse a rapist because his victim dressed provocatively. Would anyone today — particularly leftists like Hillary Clinton — say that how a woman dressed “led to the violence” that she encountered? That, rightly so, is seen as an absurd argument that does not excuse an evil and atrocious act by a thug.
Instead of taking time to shift the blame to an obscure video, why not take the first few minutes to look the camera in the eye — and look Islamic radicals in the eye — and tell the world that the next person who tries to come over the wall at any of our embassies will be shot? Oh, that’s right. According to at least one reputable source, Ms. Clinton and the brain trust at the State Department does not allow our Marines to carry live ammunition at our embassies in the Middle East. So much for defending our American diplomatic personnel abroad.
But, when it comes to blaming anyone and everyone but the Islamic butchers responsible for the murder of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans, this Administration will continue to use the U.S. Constitution to wipe the blood off their hands. And, if we the people — who own this country — do not recognize that “free speech is free speech is free speech,” then the slippery slope of offending Muslim sensibilities will lead to a further (and quicker) erosion of our freedoms here in America!