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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Obama claims Cairo embassy not speaking on his behalf

In an earlier post, I reported that in the aftermath of an attack on the US embassy in Cairo over an American-made film about Mohamed, the US embassy in Cairo condemned 'misguided individuals' who hurt Muslims' feelings. In other words, the US embassy apologized for the Muslim attack on the US embassy. Late Tuesday night, the Obama White House said that the embassy spoke 'not in our name.'
The Obama administration is disavowing a statement from its own Cairo embassy that seemed to apologize for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.

"The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government," an administration official told POLITICO.

The U.S. embassy in Cairo put out a statement early Tuesday that apologized for an anti-Muslim film being circulated by an Israeli-American real estate developer.


The Romney campaign accused the Obama administration of sympathizing with the protests in a statement released after the administration statement.

“I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It's disgraceful that the Obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks,” Romney said.
Something tells me that in a second Obama administration - God forbid - that apology would have been allowed to stand.

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At 6:03 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

The embassy would not make a statement without pre authorization from the White House


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