Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's early evening in America

Say, do you recall last week at the Democratic National Convention when President Obama and his ilk acted as though the lack of taxpayer funded birth control was such a serious issue in America?

Good times.

During his reelection campaign, the President has been laboring under the delusion that the capture and killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden last year would solidify his national security prowess amongst the public. He may want to rethink that, especially in light of two separate incidents within the past 48 hours.

The United States said it was taking measures to protect its citizens worldwide after protesters angry about an online film considered offensive to Islam attacked U.S. diplomatic compounds in Libya and Egypt Tuesday.

In Libya, witnesses say members of a radical Islamist group called Ansar al-Sharia protested near the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, where NATO jets established no-fly zones last year to halt ground attacks from then-Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

The group then clashed with security forces in the city, blocking roads leading to the consulate, witnesses said.

The U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the attack, the State Department said. Sean Smith, a Foreign Service information management officer, and two other U.S. personnel also died in the violence in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement Wednesday.

Terrorist organization like al Qaeda are notorious for pulling off bloody attacks on significant anniversaries and/or holidays. With that in mind, it is utterly stupefying to me how there wasn't heightened security around Americans across the world. I guess we're too busy here is the states ensuring that there's enough security personnel in U.S. airports to molest Americans boarding flights.

As we commemorated another 9/11 anniversary Tuesday, the prevailing sentiment seemed to be "we will never forget." But Michelle Malkin feels we should be posing a question around that ominous anniversary - "Will we ever learn?"

I no longer feel as though it's Morning in America



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