Ambassador who was raped[/quote]
Sterling example of conjecture and hyperbole masquerading as news in the partisan alternate-reality chamber.
“Greetings, Concerning your query on the report published by a Lebanese website according to which ambassador Stevens was sodomized. That report falsely quoted our news agency and has no truth whatsover to it. AFP promptly sent a strongly worded complaint to that website and they removed the report and published a denial, saying that AFP did not report such a thing.”
If it were GW Bush in that position the press would be screaming for impeachment. The double standard is alive and well isn’t it?[/quote]
GW Bush presided over and was DIRECTLY responsible for a hell of a lot more American death than we were forced to watch on 9/11/12.
I will refer you to Ricks’ point in the video: how many security contractors died in Iraq? More or less than four? Are you as outraged about that as you are about this? If not, why?
Furthermore, how many Americans died because of things like this:
"Army Spc. Thomas Wilson: Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to up-armor our vehicles? And why don’t we have those resources readily available to us?
Donald Rumsfeld: It isn’t a matter of money. It isn’t a matter on the part of the army of desire. It’s a matter of production and capability of doing it. As you know, ah, you go to war with the army you have–not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time."
What if Obama called a press conference and said: “You protect ambassadors with the security details you have, not the security details you might want or wish to have at a later time.” How do you think Fox would react to that?
I’ve said again and again on these boards that the Obama administration’s response to the incident was unacceptable. But am I going to pretend that I think it’s a crime against humanity that Susan Rice said the attacks were sparked by a Youtube video? No, I’m not.