Thursday, September 13, 2012

Quick Hits: The Attacks on American Embassies

There are too many thoughts in my head in regards to the recent attacks and the political fallout in this country.  Hence, here's a few quick thoughts for your consideration.

  • If you ever wondered how Republicans would have reacted to 9/11 if Al Gore had been president, Romney's hair-trigger willingness to attack the president for something he never did gives us a clue.
  • I dunno, but I think killing people and engaging in destructive violence might be a teensy bit worse than some godawful video made by a bunch of nobodies that mocks your religion.  Just sayin'.
  • The president ordered the hit on Bin Laden (who apparently wasn't armed), has been engaging in what amounts to targeted assassinations of terrorists with drones, and has continued America's illegal prison in Guantanamo Bay.  Despite these obvious facts, Mitt wants to paint Obama as "soft" on terror.  Perhaps he should stop debating the guy in the empty chair for a change.
  • The protests and embassy attacks can't merely be explained by the offending video.  As is often the case, frustrations with an unjust society are being channeled towards hatred and paranoia of the other.  

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