On 9/11 two American Embassies were attacked by Muslim extremists, one in Egypt and one in Benghazi, Libya,. Christopher Stevens, our ambassador to Libya, was murdered, as well as two Marine guards and one other person. I believe that an embassy official was also murdered in Egypt.
Yes, there was a terrible YouTube video concerning the Muslim prophet that was their justification for the attacks, but since this video came out some time ago, I think it was just used to foment these attacks to coincide with 9/11.
Please consider that a Muslim in this country is safer than a Christian in any Muslim country today. We have free speech in this country, sometimes it is unpleasant or worse. I know there are Libyans and
Egyptians in both countries who deplore this kind of violence and want their countries to be free of tyrannical rule, but exchanging what they had before for extremists is not the answer, either. Always. . .be careful what you wish for.
I do not think we have anything to apologize for, as in the tepid responses of both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama in their first comments after the attacks. Now their comments are a bit stronger.
It seems to me that what the Obama administration is doing is what I call "reactive foreign policy," that is reacting to events rather than protecting our interests. Apparently there was an incident in Benghazi last month when WW II graves of our soldiers were desecrated. Anticipating an attack on both these embassies prior to 9/11 might have been a good idea.