I know I promised...But the koolaid coming from the White House spokesman Jay Carney was just too much to take this evening. He had the temerity to say that the riots in the Muslim world were not directed at the United States of America but instead merely at an insulting film. They love us, they really love us...Which is total horseshit, as any sober person can tell you that has been paying attention.
Jay, they are rioting from London to Jalalabad, and all points on the islamic compass in between, burning Uncle Sam in effigy and incinerating the stars and stripes, even torching a Hardees and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Not because of the original recipe's calorie count, I can assure you. Sorry to break the news to you Jay, but when the mob starts chanting "death to america" I believe there is possibly some national animus involved. Even Barack's new found bff's in the Muslim Brotherhood are sore at our country these days. Might have to throw them another billion or so so they ease up.
I know it doesn't fit real neatly into your nascent arab spring narrative but life is like that sometimes, As Lennon said, it's what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.Sometimes you can't look at how you want things to be, but have to deal with how they actually are. It's hard, I know.
The way I see it, Obama has two options at this point; he can apologize to the rioters (our fault/my bad) or find a convenient way to blame Israel for the whole mess. I am sure that you guys can spin the whole thing back your way and nobody is going to really notice.