As his Mideast policies crumble, Obama to go to the UN… to blame a movie

**Posted by Phineas

I was going to say “unbelievable,” but, really, it’s all too believable, the only way the schmuck knows how to act. His Middle East policies going up in flames, our embassies besieged, our diplomats murdered, and with credible evidence that we had prior warning, that security arrangements were incompetent, and that this was a pre-planned terrorist attack, President Obama reaches out for a scapegoat.

Only, this time, he’s going to do it in front of the entire world:

National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president’s speech to the UN General Assembly next week:

“UNGA always provides an opportunity for the President to put the international situation in context, and to put forward a vision of US leadership. I would certainly expect the President to address the recent unrest in the Muslim world, and the broader context of the democratic transitions in the Arab World.”

(…)

“As he has in recent days, the President will make it clear that we reject the views in this video, while also underscoring that violence is never acceptable…

Pathetic. He’s still equating a badly made video with murderous violence, in effect saying “We understand why this happened” and placing the blame on free speech, rather than on the perpetrators of the violence.  While almost everyone outside his administration acknowledges that the video was merely a pretext for something that had been in the works for at least weeks, possibly a revenge hit, the President of the United States is going to stand before the world and say “You’re right to be angry, but it wasn’t us! It was that guy over there! Didn’t you see us roust him for you in the middle of the night? Please don’t us!”

Utterly contemptible and craven. Washington, Adams, and Jefferson are spinning in their graves.

November can’t come fast enough.

Via Power Line, which has a great quote from Churchill.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Sunday Football Open Thread

Yes, the Panthers lost on Thursday. More like – were destroyed.  In front of a national audience. Still too painful to talk about … be gentle with me.

What games are on your radar today?  Here are my pool picks for this week:

Panthers (L)
Cowboys
Bears
49ers
Titans
Redskins
Saints
Jets
Bills
Jags
Eagles
Chargers
Broncos
Steelers
Patriots
Packers

I’m not that great at the office pool anyway, especially the first few weeks as I’m getting to know the teams. I pay ZERO attention to off-season football chatter, outside of Panthers stuff. So. There you have it. At least I’m willing to go on record. :D