Here we are.
Our embassies are under siege in Muslim-dominated countries around the world.
We are burying a top Mideast diplomat and three others murdered in a planned terrorist attack. Meanwhile, our Egyptian embassy issued an abject apology for someone exercising their first amendment rights. Or, as they called it, “abusing free speech.”
Now the administration is spending tax dollars airing commercials where Obama and Hillary Clinton continue to legitimize the pretense that this uprising is based on “hurt feelings” while begging for peace. Somehow, our Constitutional Scholar-in-Chief neglected to mention our freedom of speech.
So instead of a principled statement explaining the power of one of this country’s pillars of exceptionalism, he reinforced an image of weakness. The escalating unrest is unsurprising to anyone outside Obama’s echo chamber. Maybe next Obama and Hillary could don a couple of burkas and throw rocks at a U.S. embassy. That should help.
Or, here’s an alternative suggestion.
For all of the people chanting and protesting and burning effigies and flags outside our embassies, we should applaud them for exercising their rights to express their grievances. Take them some water to drink, put out some falafels, maybe erect some tents to give them shade.
For anyone who breaches our walls, sets foot on our embassy grounds with malice, or touches our flag, we should calmly but firmly convey to them that such conduct does not constitute civilized interaction — via a belt-fed, recoil-operated, air-cooled, crew-operated .50 caliber machine gun on full auto.
Sometimes, it’s not what you say. It’s how you say it.