President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appear in a video looking quite apologetic for a YouTube video that they originally said caused the recent terrorist attack in Libya. Now that we know that the video did NOT cause the attack, why would the Obama administration run commercials, at a reported cost of $70,000.00, to denounce it?
I’m not in support of anyone denigrating the religious beliefs of another. However, our 1st Amendment rights must be protected and while I might not like the video, I believe that the filmmaker had every right to make it.
I’ve heard some people say that the video is incendiary. And that may indeed be true. But to blame the video is to take responsibility and personal accountability off of the shoulders of the terrorists. There is no justification for their actions.
What say you? It’s my blog, but it’s your voice and I’d love to hear from you on this.