If I Were President

I would address the nation on television this evening:

Today two United States embassies were attacked by lawless mobs in the Middle East. In response, U.S. military forces are taking appropriate actions to deal with those showing themselves to be enemies of the American people. After consulting with my cabinet and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in emergency session, after demanding Egyptian and Libyan authorities guarantee the safety of our personnel in these embassies, our forces are moving swiftly and aggressively to protect our interests in those nations. The outrageous actions of lawless citizens in these nations will not be taken lightly and will not stand.

Our embassies throughout the Middle East and our Mediterranean forces are all on heightened alert. For any nation or terrorist organization to assume they can engage in mob or terrorist actions against vital U.S. interests without serious repercussions will be a serious mistake.

I have contacted the family of the American who was killed and expressed my sympathies to them as well as thanking them for his service to his country. I ask for your prayers for the family and for the safety and security of our embassy personnel in Egypt, Libya and around the world.

The American resolve is strong and attempts to harm American citizens or our allies will be met with fierce resistance. We are monitoring the situation throughout the night and will respond in strength to any and all attacks on the United States or our allies.

I met moments ago with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the volatile situation with regard to Iran. Israel and the United States are united in our opposition to Iran’s serious threats and its nuclear build-up. The relationship between Israel and the United States is strong and healthy. My door is always open to Prime Minister Netanyahu. As I told him this evening, an attack on our friend Israel will be regarded as an attack on the United States and will not be met with indecision, but with force. No one should underestimate the resolve of America to defend liberty, here at home, on foreign shores, or against our allies.

My administration will continue to inform you on our work to protect America’s vital interests.

May God bless America

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3 thoughts on “If I Were President

  1. President Obama will appear on David Letterman’s “Late Show” during a trip to New York City next week, according to the National Journal. Letterman’s nightly monologues mostly spare the president from satirical ribbing, saving his most cutting remarks for the Romneys … or even former President George W. Bush.

    The news comes on the same day Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he couldn’t meet with him due to a scheduling conflict.

  2. Of course… BHO cannot be distracted with the mundane while attending to the far more germane issue of being re-elected for a second term. He needs four more years to demonstrate to the world he indeed IS the one!
    God help us…

  3. In a statement Tuesday night, Mitt Romney accused the Obama administration of sympathizing with the Libyan protesters who attacked a consulate in Benghazi, killing the U.S. ambassador and three other American diplomats.

    “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney 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.”

    Romney’s remarks came before the White House confirmed Wednesday morning that U.S. ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens, was among those killed in the Benghazi attack.

    Romney foreign policy adviser Rich Williamson told Foreign Policy magazine Tuesday evening, before the deaths were reported, that the attacks were related to Obama’s “failure to be an effective leader for U.S. interests in the Middle East.”

    Romney has often tried to sharpen the contrast between his foreign policy and Obama’s by arguing that the president is apologetic towards America’s enemies.

    Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt responded a few hours later that it was Romney who was out of line. “We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack,” he said.

    Protests in Libya and Egypt appear to have been sparked by clips of a film produced by Sam Bacile, a California real estate developer who calls himself an Israeli Jew. The film calls the prophet Muhammad a fraud and depicts him having sex; pieces of the film were put on YouTube and showed on a Cairo television station.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the attack “in the strongest terms,” adding that while the United States “deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others … there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.” Wednesday morning, Obama released his own statement condemning “the outrageous attack.”

    During the protest in Cairo but hours before the attacks in Libya, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued a statement saying that it condemns “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” An administration official later told ABC News that “no one in Washington approved that statement before it was released and it doesn’t reflect the views of the U.S. government.” The statement still appears on the embassy website, but not on the homepage.

    On Twitter Tuesday night, Romney spokesman Ryan Williams highlighted deleted tweets from the Cairo embassy account that condemned anti-Muslim bigotry and defended the statement.

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