…is apologizing for the uniquely American value of free speech? And we tax payers are paying for this shameful behavior with our own dollars!?
This from Fox News:
The American Embassy in Islamabad, in a bid to tamp down public rage over the anti-Islam film produced in the US, is spending $70,000 to air an ad on Pakistani television that features President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton denouncing the video.
And beyond this appalling obsequiousness, there’s this blatant duck and cover [emphasis added]:
In the ad, Obama is seen talking about America’s tradition of religious tolerance and Clinton is seen saying that the US government had nothing to do with the video….
It’s not us—we in government didn’t do it.
[State’s spokeswoman Victoria] Nuland said it was common practice to pay to air public service announcements in Pakistan and noted that the embassy there had done it at least one other time, in the aftermath of a deadly 2005 earthquake that hit the country.
So, here’s our government putting its apology for American values on a par with expressing sympathy for a tragedy.
Can we afford four more years of retreat and timidity concerning American rights and culture?