After the US consulate in Benghazi was stormed, burned and their ambassador and another diplomat and two other consulate staff died, the United States is now talking and acting tough by sending warships and a contingent of fifty marines to hunt down the killers.
But where were the marines in the first place? Why was the consulate not well protected in the first place?
Or was the Obama administration over-confident? Was Obama thinking that his constant attempts to engage the international Muslim community (good as this may be) sufficient to ensure that their consulates would be safe? And especially on the anniversary of 9/11 attack?
Well, he has obviously thought wrongly.
And why had the American embassy in Cairo issued a statement profusely condemning the maker of the film that had allegedly insulted Islam and Prophet Muhammad but not at the same time making it clear that they will not tolerate any attempt to kill anyone in revenge?
Obama cannot just distance himself and his administration from the Cairo statement after the fact and said that it had not been authorisied by his administration in the first place. This is like not taking responsibility for the acts of your subordinates.
That is why I wrote that Obama's days as the President of the United States might be numbered
Friday, September 14, 2012
Where Were The Marines Or Was Obama Over-Confident Or Simply Negligent?
Posted by ordinary malaysian at Friday, September 14, 2012 Labels: Storming Of Libya American Consulate Obama Obama Administration