[Panetta and Dempsey sitting in a tree….]
From the official WH press briefing September 13th:
Q Are you satisfied with the efforts the Egyptian government has taken to protect the U.S. facilities there?
MR. CARNEY: Well, I can tell you that the United States embassy in Cairo is secure and all U.S. government personnel are safe and accounted for. There are protests, small protests, in Cairo continuing, and obviously, we are monitoring that situation closely. And I would note that, again, the protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie. They are not directly in reaction to any policy of the United States or the government of the United States or the people of the United States.
Let me understand, 4 government officials come home in coffins and this is “not directly in reaction to any policy of the US, or the government of the US, or the people of the United States”? Nor are assaults on our embassies.
I’m so glad he made that clear. Okay, just as long as they weren’t directed at the US or the American people. (obvious sarcasm)
Is that any comfort to anyone? These are the people that have issues with Romney and his statement.