It’s quite troublesome that the “the Middle East is burning” meme is still gaining traction. It’s really putting a chill on our celebrity fundraising season which is just kicking into high gear as we draw close to the
second coming reelection.
Meanwhile, our counter meme “It’s the MOVIE, stupid!” seems to be falling apart a little too fast.
Now even the Libyans themselves seem to be blaming Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula for the attack on our consulate and the killing of our embassy staff instead of Terry Jones. Maybe our State Department should start reading the Wall Street Journal for intelligence information. Or Victor Davis Hansen.
Or maybe our Ambassador to the UN could at least read Yahoo News where it’s still possible to pick up a few choice clues, like this one, that give you some insight into what’s really happening around the world:
"Whoever comes across America's ambassadors or emissaries should follow the example of Omar al-Mukhtar's descendants (Libyans), who killed the American ambassador," the group said, referring to Tuesday's attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
"Let the step of kicking out the embassies be a step towards liberating Muslim countries from the American hegemony."
Probably just as well that it was AQAP instead of that “MOVIE” because if movies incite radical Islamists to violence, we would have to insist that “Zero Dark Thirty” - the movie about how Big Guy just went right in and whacked Osama Bin Laden - be pulled from release too. Because if movies are to blame for riots, this one might ignite a doozy. And unlike the YouTube trailer MOVIE, Hilz won’t be able to claim the U.S. government and Big Guy’s administration had nothing to do with it.
Butt this kerfuffle sure has everyone shuffling around to find firm ground to stand on. The press even asked Jay-Jay about why Big Guy doesn’t attend his Presidential Daily Briefings! Imagine the audacity. Jay-Jay just put them right in their place though:
But Mr. Carney says in-person briefings aren't necessary for Mr. Obama; the iPad works just fine.
"His record of evaluating and acting on intelligence, I think, speaks for itself," Mr. Carney said on Friday…
Yesterday, senior diplomatic sources revealed that "the U.S. 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."
Boy, that does look bad. All of this has off-message overseas crap has forced us to hand off this latest foreign relations mess to Hilz for handling. And as soon as she’s done making another hostage tape, I think everything should be good.
Anyway, with Hilz
taking the blame responsible on that front, we’ll be able to switch attention from our extraordinary international accomplishments (did I mention that Big Guy whacked Bin Laden?) back to domestic issues. Always a touchy tactic in the middle of a recession about to head into a triple overtime, butt I’ve got complete confidence we can pull it off.
With a little help from our friends, of course.