Foreign Policy?

Apologies, Weakness and Death – an Eerie Correlation

Did the American Consulate in Benghazi need additional security on 9/11?  As a 32 year law enforcement veteran, I would expect that given the authority, most rookie agents, police officers, or military – enlisted or commissioned – would have made the call to add Marine guards on the anniversary of 9/11.  Both Egypt and Libya are countries are in transition and the area is known by all to be thoroughly unstable.  Imagine that we can put a billion dollars in the hands of a country our President says is not an ally – but, we can’t make the expenditure to move a group of Marines to protect our Embassies and Diplomatic personnel on a symbolic date in a volatile region.

Is the “Innocence of Muslims” responsible for the riots and for the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff members?  How about Obama “spiking the football” on the shooting of Osama Bin Laden – how about Biden taking up the widely repeated gratuitous and macho slogan “Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive.”[1]  One might logically think that this possibility is supported by demonstrators chanting “…we are all Osama.”[2]  The film maker, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, has now been arrested and is held without bond, for using numerous aliases in violation of his five year parole  for bank fraud.  The judge denying bond for Nakoula reportedly based his decision on the belief that the defendant is a flight risk.[3]

Why are Afghan “Friendlies” killing our soldiers? When Obama issued apologies for the burning of the Korans used by Al Qaeda prisoners to transmit intelligence messages, “friendly” Afghan partners turned their guns on our troops, killing a total of six[4] and wounding several others in three separate incidents.  Following  this year’s 9/11 attacks and the repeated references to the Nakoula film, President Obama once again implemented his apology strategy.  Another eight coalition soldiers have since been killed in “Green on Blue” attacks – also in three separate incidents.[5]

Did Obama tell the truth about not approving the Cairo Embassy’s statement/apology before the attack on 9/ll?  Let’s look at the wording of the statement.

“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.”[6]

Notice the words “…to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims –“  This has significance.  Remember, we are talking about a president who wanted “Empathetic” Supreme Court Justices.  We’re talking about a President who called it his:

 “responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative

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stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”[7]

We’re talking about a president, whose first priority for NASA was to:

find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”[8]

Then there is the small matter of protocols for the release of statements on American policy in the international arena.  Would the Embassy have dared to make that release without his approval?

If Obama did not approve this statement, it certainly matched to near perfection, both the tone and content of “feelings” he has expressed in the past.  So, did he lie about not approving the statement?  Did he cause his staff to lie when they were all – Hillary, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, etc. – singing in unison that the Benghazi attack was solely the reaction to a low budget video ridiculing Muhammad?  Was it an accident, or more lies when their statements changed to acknowledge the Benghazi attack as a preplanned, coordinated  operation – as opposed to spontaneous mob violence – but his statements remained on the side of the video?

Given the totality of his past statements, actions and apologies, perhaps it no longer raises eyebrows to hear our president stand on the world stage and announce:

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”[9]

[1] Rodney Hawkins (Sept. 3, 2012), CBS News web-site, Biden: We are better off, “bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive”, retrieved Sept. 29, 2012 from

[2] Posted by Robert (Sept. 14, 2012), Jihad Watch web-site, “Listen, listen Obama, we are all Osama” — Lebanon: One killed as Muslims march from mosque, stone police, set fire to KFC, retrieved Sept. 29, 2012 from—-lebanon-one-killed-as-muslims-march-from-mosque-stone-police.html

[3] Amanda Crum (Sept. 28, 2012), WebProNews web-site, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula Arrested, Held Without Bail,

Retrieved Sept. 29, 2012 from

[4] Associated Press, (Mar. 1, 2012), FoxNews web-site, 2 US troops killed in Afghanistan following Koran burning, retrieved Sept. 29, 2012 from

[5] RT Staff (Sept. 16, 2012), RT web-site, 8 green-on-blue killings sweep Afghanistan over weekend, retrieved Sept. 29, 2012 from

[6] NY Times (Sept. 12, 2012), NY Times web-site, Politics, What They Said, Before and After the Attack in Libya, retrieved Sept. 29, 2012 from

[7] President Barack Obama, (June 4, 2009), White House web-site, Speeches & Remarks, Remarks by the President on a New Beginning at Cairo University, retrieved Sept. 29, 2012 from

[8] NASA Dir. Charles Bolden in Elliott Abrams, (July 6, 2010), National Review Online web-site, The Corner, Is It NASA’s Job to Make Muslim Nations ‘Feel Good’?, retrieved Sept. 29, 2012 from

[9] President Barack Obama, (Sept 25, 2012), White House web-site, Speeches & Remarks, Remarks by the President to the UN General Assembly, retrieved Sept. 29, 2012 from