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President Barack Hubris Hussein “kill list” Obama, on September 11, 2012, apologized to Muslim terrorists for murdering four American citizens. The Muslim attackers were said to be protesting a film that is said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad. But now we learn that the attack at a US Consulate in Benghazi may have been planned and backed by al-Qaeda. The Benghazi attack was supposed to be spontaneous, but it involved rocket-propelled grenades (an item all Muslim men walk around with), and came after a call by al-Qaeda to avenge the death of one of its senior members. Would intelligence have helped here? Probably, but we’ll never know. Could Obama have personally done anything had he bothered to attend Presidential Daily Briefings (PDB) and known? Perhaps. He claims, after all, that he killed bin Laden.

There was also an attack on the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Again, the attack purpose supposedly was to protest a Muslim-insulting film. But rather than condemn the attack, a statement on the US Embassy web page states, “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.” The statement continues, “We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.” So there you have it – the US, through its Egyptian Embassy, apologizing to Muslims rather than condemning their attack. And, I might add, any word from a US Embassy must be first cleared through the White House, so Obama approved that statement.

And speaking of religious beliefs, Obama, through HHS mandates, said “that it would no longer exempt religious employers from having to offer all forms of healthcare, including those that go against their religion, to employees for free.” It appears that Obama does not condemn efforts to offend the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Can anyone say “hypocrisy?”

This is truly a foreign policy fiasco. And we find that Obama, during his over 1200 days in office, has attended his PDB only 43.8 percent of the time. He attended PDBs during 2011 and 2012 only 38 percent of the time. Now we learn that Obama last attended a PDB (at which intelligence is discussed) on September 5, six days before 9/11, a date celebrated throughout the Muslim world.

For comparison, George W. Bush rarely missed PDBs.

Who’da thunk it – an intelligence briefing proving handy during the week prior to 9/11? The White House says that, even when he does not attend PDBs, Obama reads the daily intelligence reports. I guess he reads them while on the golf course.

When he does attend PDBs (less than 40 percent of the time), Obama is said to “masterfully” conduct the meetings, with him asking many questions. But, as Walter Pincus states, “… a former senior adviser to former presidents said the system sounded more like a morning ‘seminar’ where other stakeholders, such as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are not present.”

Speaking of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, here is what she had to say about the murders in Lybia:

“Today many Americans are asking, indeed I asked myself, ‘How could this happen? How could this happen in a country we helped liberate? In a city we helped save from destruction?'”

No attack or murder condemnation. But, then, what response would you expect from someone who has to do Obama’s bidding?

Now this from Tammy Bruce:

“Obama essentially blames the attacks on us, as our fault, with [Obama’s statement] ‘Our country is only as strong as the character of our people.’ Whether that was conscious or subconscious, I don’t know, but the message is, this is only happening because the American people have no real character.”

I thought Obama was going to make Muslims like us. But, as he wrote in Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Well, political winds are shifting in an ugly direction, and we can clearly see where Obama’s sympathies lie.

Again, I have to ask, “How Much More Can We Take?”

But that’s just my opinion.

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  • Clav

    I find it passing strange that the US embassy would refer to free speech as “the universal right of free speech,” when in reality far more countries do not extend that right to their citizens than those that do. It is far from a “universal” right.

    But then, an embassy is just another government office, staffed by the usual inept federal bureaucrats.

  • Zingzing

    Warren, you’re just the other side of the coin. You feed them.

    Clavos, I think it’s obvious that although free speech is not universal, it should be, and that’s the point.

  • Clav

    You give the embassy doofuses too much credit zing; they’re government workers.

    Besides, it’s both imperious and arrogant for this country to dictate to others what rights they should grant their people.

  • Clav

    Apparently, the administration is in the process of dissociating itself from the stupidity of the Cairo embassy.

    As well it should be.

  • Zingzing

    Clavos (#3), you were an airline worker, so don’t judge. And there are plenty worse things than a western power calling for free speech in a developing nation, so I dunno why you’d waste your time getting all upset about it. Really, I don’t think you are upset about it. You’re just grasping at anything, no matter how silly.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Warren –

    According to you, Barack Obama is now a time traveler! We heard it here, straight from the World of Warren!

    I see no one is showing you just how factually erroneous your claims are – so I’ll start. And of course you will neither defend your obvious errors nor admit they were errors at all, much less apologize for them, for that is the new Republican way – no matter how obviously wrong we are, Thou Shalt Not Apologize for being wrong.

    But here goes anyway:

    President Barack Hubris Hussein “kill list” Obama, on September 11, 2012, apologized to Muslim terrorists for murdering four American citizens.

    Um, NO, Obama did not apologize at all. Can you find any credible reference that said Obama did? No, you can’t. In fact, if you’ll do something radically different and CHECK THE FACTS, you’ll find that said ‘apology’ was issued just after 6 AM local time, more than four hours BEFORE the attack on the embassy in Cairo…and the attack in Libya was not until that evening! The ‘apology’, Warren, was in response to that stupid video that was released in order to give al-Qaeda an excuse to attack…which attack they had already planned anyway, it being the anniversary of 9/11 and three months after an al-Qaeda leader named “al-Libbi” (which means “The Libyan”) was killed by a drone strike (as have so many within al-Qaeda since Obama took over).

    So when the Cairo embassy (led by Bush Administration-era FSO Ann Patterson) issued said ‘apology’ (which wasn’t an apology) for the attacks, then the eeeeeeevil Obama administration has started time-traveling and forgot to tell the rest of us! But don’t let little things like FACTS keep you from believing the lies and drinking the Kool-Aid, now!

    And speaking of religious beliefs, Obama, through HHS mandates, said “that it would no longer exempt religious employers from having to offer all forms of healthcare, including those that go against their religion, to employees for free.” It appears that Obama does not condemn efforts to offend the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Can anyone say “hypocrisy?”

    Um, Warren, I don’t know if you realized this, but the controversy surrounded the operation of a Catholic hospital, and hospitals face a great amount of regulation. The Catholic church is not forced to operate a hospital – it is their choice. If they choose to operate a hospital, then they have to abide by all regulations that apply to hospitals nationwide. Otherwise, if they do not want to follow all regulations that apply to hospitals nationwide, then they may choose to forego the expense of operating said hospital and just pay for the care of people in other hospitals.

    This is truly a foreign policy fiasco. And we find that Obama, during his over 1200 days in office, has attended his PDB only 43.8 percent of the time…For comparison, George W. Bush rarely missed PDBs.

    And a lot of good Bush’s attendance did, huh? Especially since Bush was given REPEATED WARNINGS by the CIA (not once, but SEVERAL times) that bin Laden was about to attack, and he IGNORED the warnings because he was personally just SO sure it was all just a ‘disinformation campaign’ to disguise efforts by Saddam Hussein to do something really bad. But be sure to ignore 9/11, now, and remember that Bush always kept us Really Safe – Mission Accomplished, y’know?

    Speaking of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, here is what she had to say about the murders in Lybia: “Today many Americans are asking, indeed I asked myself, ‘How could this happen? How could this happen in a country we helped liberate? In a city we helped save from destruction?'” No attack or murder condemnation. But, then, what response would you expect from someone who has to do Obama’s bidding?

    Ah. Warren takes ONE statement by the Secretary of State and because of that ONE statement concludes that she did not condemn the attack…never mind that the QUITE right-wing rag

  • Baronius

    Clav, I might have preferred the word “unalienable”, but “universal” is fine by me. I assume they got it from the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. But whatever document was the source, it was definitely within the State Department’s sphere to proclaim the freedom of speech. Indeed, the debate is whether they defended the freedom of speech sufficiently.

    To another point, I really doubt that every statement from an embassy has to go through the White House. There are an awful lot of embassies.

  • Flutie

    The title of this piece was my reaction to it. Poorly written from the opening sentence. Bloggers need editors

  • NYYANX

    Have to agree with flute. The first sentence reads that Obama murdered American citizens and apologized for it.

    Have to give the conservative hacks credit though. News of Bush ignoring warning of Al Queda before the infamous Aug memo go back to May are met with cries about Obama. Repubs screw up country every which way with foreign and domestic policies yet expect to be put back in charge. Priceless

  • http://rwno.limewebs.com Not the liberal actor

    Re: comment # 6, Yeah, Glenn, in your world, you’re correct. But this statement, posted on the US Egyptian Embassy, sure sounds like an apology to me. “While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others….”

    You say, “… hospitals face a great amount of regulation.” With respect to reguations that directly affect day-to-day operation, I agree with you. But please explain how requiring “religious employers from having to offer all forms of healthcare, including those that go against their religion, to employees for free.” affects day-to-day operations. Comparing apples to oranges again, obfuscating again.

    You also say. “… Warren takes ONE statement by the Secretary of State and because of that ONE statement concludes that she did not condemn the attack…never mind that the QUITE right-wing rag.” Glenn, what you say MAY be true, but how can we know if you offer no substantion. You are FREE to offer any sources you find.

    Re: comment # 8 – Flutie, (said with as much sarcasm as I can muster) thank you for your VERY specific critique.

    Re: comment # 9 – NYYANX , please explain what Bush errors have to do what is currently happening. Also, can you offer any sources to substantiate your opinion of the Bush errors? You are just like Glenn – spouting your opinion with no substantion, and we are just supposed to accept it.

  • http://rwno.limewebs.com Not the liberal actor

    Re: comment # 9, NYYANK, you say, “News of Bush ignoring warning of Al Queda before the infamous Aug memo go back to May are met with cries about Obama.” Have you seen this? “According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.”

    So if you are going to talk about Bush’s security problems, I’ll ask you to talk about Obama’s as well. Also note that my comment offers a source, something yours lacks.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Okay, Warren –

    YOU said:

    Speaking of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, here is what she had to say about the murders in Lybia: “Today many Americans are asking, indeed I asked myself, ‘How could this happen? How could this happen in a country we helped liberate? In a city we helped save from destruction?'” No attack or murder condemnation. But, then, what response would you expect from someone who has to do Obama’s bidding?

    The “right wing rag” at the end of comment #6 was Newsmax, and here’s what they said:

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned on Wednesday an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya as the work of a “small and savage group” but said U.S.-Libyan ties would not suffer.

    And here’s something found on another right-wing site you may have heard of – Fox News:

    Those who knew Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and the others killed expressed shock and grief Wednesday at the tragedy, which occurred on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Obama and Clinton both condemned the killers, while stressing that the U.S. bond with the Libyan government would not suffer as a result.

    But don’t let your fellow right wing whackos confuse your view of reality, now. I mean, they BOTH said Hillary condemned the attacks, whereas YOU said she didn’t…so who’s right when it comes to what Hillary did or did not do? Newsmax and Fox News? Or you?

    You said:

    Yeah, Glenn, in your world, you’re correct. But this statement, posted on the US Egyptian Embassy, sure sounds like an apology to me. “While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others….”

    That’s an APOLOGY???? Dude, methinks you need to go back to high school. For the rest of us, that’s an explanation of what America defines as RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Here’s two other statements that I figure you’d see as apologies, too: “The freedom to worship is so central to America’s character that we tend to take it personally when that freedom is denied to others” and “America has stood with Muslims seeking to freely practice their beliefs in places such as Burma and China.” These explanations of religious freedom – or what is known in Warren World as “apologies” – were quotes by George W. Bush – you might have heard of him, too.

    AND you said:

    You are just like Glenn – spouting your opinion with no substantion, and we are just supposed to accept it.

    Really? What have I posted in replies to you where there was no substantiation – other than the Fox News and Newsmax quotes that were cut off in my previous comment but are included in this one? Hm?

    But your comment to NYYANX shows the depth of your willful ignorance, in that you complained about Obama’s lack of attendance at PDB’s as compared to Bush’s almost perfect attendance…but you never got the point that Bush IGNORED what he was being told REPEATEDLY by the CIA, and his refusal to listen cost us over a trillion dollars and over 5,000 lives in an illegal war on a nation that posed NO threat…and where we killed over 100,000 innocent men, women, and children.

    You never got the point – it was too far outside Warren World for you to grasp what really happened, or why.

  • http://frivolousdisorder.com/ Frivolous D

    Hey, Y’all I’ve been away for a few months and it’s like I never left the room.

  • http://frivolousdisorder.com/ Frivolous D

    “September 11, 2012, apologized to Muslim terrorists for murdering four American citizens.”

    Hey Warren. Nice to see you’re still… Um. Maybe I should say that your writing is still breathtaking.

  • http://thingsalongtheway.blogspot.com/ Cindy

    lol

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Hussein “Assumes Readers Already Know What Hubris Means” Dreadful

    I look forward with bated breath to Warren’s takes on FDR’s apology to the Japanese for the attack on Pearl Harbor, Carter’s apology to the Soviet Union for the invasion of Afghanistan and Mark Antony’s apology to Brutus, Cassius and the Roman Senate for the assassination of Caesar.

  • Eric Strauss

    To Glenn Contrarian:

    Man, you absolutely crushed Warren. I bet that felt good, huh? I laughed out loud reading your comments. I almost feel a little bad for Warren.

  • http://cinemasentries.com El Bicho

    Eric, look at Warren’s past articles to see more of the same

  • Tabuk

    Warren,
    I did not find any introduction about you, to the readers, about yourself and your family roots.
    And The reason of writing the President Obama’s full name.
    The reason, you hatred for Muslims and Islam.
    And plz, give me One real reason, Muslim bothers you or hurt you personally

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Tabuk –

    He’s quite prejudiced against those who do not believe as he does. He and I hail from the same part of the country, and racism and prejudice are a way of life there (which is why I’ll never live there again). Please don’t let him bother you, for people like him not only do not understand, but see no reason, no need to understand.

    One thing he doesn’t understand is that if one looks at the grand sweep of history, mainstream ‘Christianity’ has killed far more people in the name of God than Islam ever did.

    As for myself, I am Christian, but my belief is quite different from Warren’s to an even greater extent than Sunni are different from Shi’a. So please excuse his ignorance and his prejudice and please do not assume that most of us are like him, for most Americans have no problems with Muslims. It’s just we have our own extremists, as does the Islamic world. And in America as in the Islamic world, the great majority of the people are peaceful and trustworthy. It’s just that small, very vocal and actively prejudiced minority that makes the rest of us look bad.