I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the US ambassador to Libya and three other staffers at the American Embassy there have been killed in an attack. The mob was irate over an anti-Muslim video publicized by crazy Pastor Terry Jones. Yes, the Koran burning guy! Not happy with setting Korans on fire, Terry Jones is trying to set the world on fire.
This attack should make us all relieved that Mitt Romney is not president. Unfortunately, he is a presidential candidate... giving him a platform to say stupid and destructive things. The Romney campaign’s statement said “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.” Really, Mitt? This is how you react to a delicate international incident as a candidate? Are we supposed to hope that your reaction as president would be any more helpful? What President Obama said was “While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.” If you don’t understand that, Mitt, that’s because it’s presidential!
This "movie" is a complete outrage—and I’m not even referring to its inflammatory content. It’s an outrage purely on the strength of its absolutely terrible movie-making. Guys! It is possible to spew hate without violating every rule of filmmaking! Watching this movie answers the question “What if director Ed Wood was an anti-Muslim lunatic?” All the Mohammed scenes take place in front of green-screen scenes of deserts that look like outtakes from “One Million Years BC.” Honestly, I kept waiting for Raquel Welch to run across the background in a loincloth being chased by a giant lizard. How can people riot over this crap? Don’t attack an embassy over this—just give it two thumbs down... or 5 rotten tomatoes.
Meanwhile, on 9/11 Dick Cheney said that President Obama tried to take “sole credit” for getting Osama bin Laden. Dick, if getting credit for killing bin Laden was so important to you, maybe you should have spent a little time trying to do it.
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