I woke up this morning at around 3:30 and couldn’t sleep.
When this happens, I pick up my phone and read through Facebook and my email. That’s when I came across the above update.
This person has alluded to the idea that Obama’s apology is partly to blame for the violence against the U.S. and it’s to blame for the perception of our country appearing weak.
He also said that the filmmaker, Sam Bacile, the director of that now famous video has been arrested.
I could find no indication that he has been arrested. I also found that the movie is a full-length, and what’s going around the internet is a 13-minute trailer of sorts.
I looked up Obama apologizing, to which I found only explanations for how Obama hasn’t apologized. He has condemned the violence, the upheaval of violence, but never apologized for it. He never expressed “I’m sorry.” “I apologize.” or “I regret.” Not in any sense that he’s apologizing for the U.S.
One web site talked about this idea of apologizing stems from a trend in the conservative discussion, but bares no credibility in real discussion.
And there’s this interview with Laura Ingraham and Matt Lauer that seems to be the sentiment in Cliff’s Notes terms about the discussion. Lauer points out that there is strength with honesty in his speeches, and Ingraham takes the high road and blames him for not doing/saying enough.
What am I to make of the update above? This comes from a man who has served his country through military service. His father served. He is a patriot.
Do I have all the information wrong? Or does he?
Sometimes I get the feeling that people think I think I know everything. Or I’m staunch in my position. I’d like to think I’m open to the information.
You can think whatever you want.
But if I can’t find anything to back up the guy’s statement above, what good is it?
It’s hilarious that Christians keep returning to the crucifix immersed in urine. That happened back when I was in middle school. The protests were crazy. Maybe not violent, because we’re more advanced than Islamic culture.
I like to see people’s passion.
I just wish I could find the information to support this guy’s point of view.
Can anyone help with that?
I’m posting the text of the update below the fold.
Seriously, a crucifix, which represents Christianity, is submerged in urine and the lame excuse for it is that it was an expression of art? Where’s the uprising and killing of people over that? Why isn’t that artist arrested for inciting violence? Because no violence occurred. How about the play about “The Book of Mormon”, which is a parody of Mormonism. Where is the violence arising from the Mormons? The fact that Islamist extremists will KILL YOU if you offend them, has provoked this administration to arrest the creator of that video. I don’t condone the video. I also do not recall a “Violence Veto” to our First Amendment! I, as a 20 year Veteran of the US Marines, stood by and swallowed hard as liberal Americans burned our flag; the very symbol of what I defended, and could have easily retaliated against those liberals who take their freedom for granted, but was told it was their RIGHT to do so. So, as I disagreed, I understood, BUT I DID NOT RESORT TO VIOLENCE! Why is our President apologizing for this clown, and then he gets arrested? This Muslim sympathizer of a president does NOT have this country’s interest at heart. We had an attack on American interests on Sep 11, with Americans MURDERED, and Obama continues to point at that video as the cause! WRONG! WE WERE ATTACKED BY AL QAIDA BECAUSE THEY HATE US! What is he doing about it? Nothing. Our Representative of Our White House and Our Country WAS MURDERED! Maybe he’ll meet with the Muslim Brotherhood again, or repeat his statement to the Russian dictator that “I’ll have more flexibility after the election.” FLEXIBILITY TO DO WHAT?