A conservative activist and former presidential candidate says
President Obama's foreign policy missteps helped create the
international crisis that led to the recent murder of a U.S.
ambassador and three other Americans and has endangered every
American serving abroad.
U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were
killed when an armed mob attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi,
Libya, setting it ablaze on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. On
the same day, an Islamic mob entered the U.S. Embassy in Cairo,
Egypt, and tore down the American flag.
As a result, U.S. embassies in at least seven countries are
preparing for more protests that have reportedly been sparked
by an anti-Muslim video produced in the U.S. Already, protests
have been reported outside embassies in Yemen and Iraq.
But Gary Bauer of American
Values says it is absurd to blame Americans for the violence in
"Suggesting that some obscure film that somebody made explains
these riotous mobs -- that is just breathtaking in its ignorance,"
he insists. "So, this shows they're clueless. They don't know
what's happening in the Middle East. They're putting all of us at
risk. And has it dawned on them that these attacks took place on
the anniversary of 9/11? The idea that this had something to do
with a movie is absurd."
Bauer believes Obama's foreign policy is emboldening America's
Islamic enemies, and events in the Middle East are accelerating
toward a cataclysmic crisis due in part to the president's
inability to understand how to act on the world stage.