Three news stories have come to light which cause me to shake my head and wonder if any sane person is currently running our country or our foreign policy.
First, it is being reported by various non-partisan news sources that the Marines assigned as security detail for our embassy in Egypt were under orders by our Ambassador to Egypt not to carry live ammunition. Instead, we were relying upon Egypt security (run by the Muslim Brotherhood) to guard our sovereign territory, i.e. the embassy and its personnel.
The idea of having unarmed Marines guarding our embassy in Egypt, especially given the current political climate there, is absolute lunacy.
A former Democratic elected official (Zell Miller) once said at the Republican National Convention in 2004 that he was concerned that national Democrats were planning to weaken our national defense. He asked whether our country was to be defended "with spitballs". Apparently, this was the case for our Marines in Egypt.
Second, it is now being reported that the White House was informed of dangerous protests and violent outbursts against our embassies in Egypt and several other countries 48 HOURS BEFORE IT HAPPENED. Yet, NOTHING was done to protect our embassies or our citizens. Now, one of our ambassadors is dead along with an aide and 2 marines.
Why was nothing done?
Third and finally, the official initial response from our country after these attacks was an apology for offending the Islamist terrorists and attackers. The media did not criticize this at all. Yet, when Governor Romney expressed his outrage over this abysmal response, the Obama pocket media attacked Romney while giving Obama a pass.
Sometimes, with this administration, I feel like I am in the Twilight Zone. Right is deemed wrong and a proper objection is deemed treasonous. It was bad enough when there was no white or black, just grey. Now, it has been completely reversed so that anything pro-America is deemed politically incorrect and wrong. If I say the pledge of allegiance, I am apparently offending people. If I say God Bless America, I am anti-atheist or anti-agnostic. The majority of people at the Democrat Convention booed God. The majority of the media did not criticize this, but instead criticized those who objected to the booing.
After all of this, I am forced to ask some questions. What's wrong with people? Has the whole country gone mad? Am I, as a proud and patriotic American, in the minority? Is the United States not the greatest country in the world? Or am I somehow a racist, "Europhobe", or "Middle Eastphobe" for believing that America is the best?
Man, do I need a beer!!