As you probably know by now, there have been multiple attacks on U.S. embassies, along with an increase in anti-American protests and anti-American violence throughout the Middle East. Despite the overwhelming evidence that points otherwise, such as these attacks beginning on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, the White House is pushing the narrative that this is all about one movie. Here is what they had to say:
"We need to understand this is a fairly volatile situation and it's not in response to United States policy, not to obviously the administration, not to the American people. It is in response to a video. A film. We have judged to be reprehensible that in no way that has any violent reaction to it. But this is not a case of protests directed at the United States at large or U.S. policy. This is in response to a video that is offensive."
This morning on radio, Glenn, who predicted riots spreading across the Middle East over a year ago, made note of the ridiculousness of this concept coming from this administration. The idea that a "film" would spark riots and violence, which included the killing of a U.S. Ambassador, as opposed to our policies or the announcement of budget cuts coming that include embassy protection.
Pat pointed out that the "film" is actually a 14 minutes YouTube video.
Stu, who did actually watched the film, described it as hilarious - not because it's making fun of Islam, but because of how terrible it is.
"The script said George for the character that is Mohammed and so the actors went through and did this part as if it was George. And then the guy went in afterwards and just put it Mohammed," Stu explained before imitating how horrible the film is.
"It's as if a child put this together," he added.
Regardless of how good, bad, or stupid the video actually is, it's still not as excuse for riots, violence, murders, or any of the chaos the White House is blaming on it. Even if that is what the extremists were blaming their acts for, the White House of all entities shouldn't dumb down the fundament reason for attacks like this: extreme intolerance and hatred for the West.
"If your religion or your god is afraid of this movie, he's just not god enough for me," Glenn said. "He is just not god enough for me."
It's not a video that is the problem, but even if it were, it's the reaction to the video that is the problem.
Beyond that, Glenn also pointed out that these attacks started on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, yet the administration is blaming a video. He noted that the White House is using the ridiculous 14 minutes on YouTube to serve as a giant distraction from a handful of unprecedented events that took place over the last few days.
"Because of that video hitting last week we didn't get a chance to celebrate and remember the good things and bad things of September 11th. Because of that video we're not asking, "hey did the government sell arms or give arms to the rebels in Libya? What happened to those arms?" Because of this darn video, I was at the gas station this weekend, and it cost me over $100 to fill the tank. And all I can think of is, not for first time in history gas is over $4 a gallon nationwide, but about that damn video," Glenn said sarcastically.
Beyond that, it was announced on Friday that the Fed has decided to move forward with more quantitative easing. But not just the old fashion quantitating easing that was cause bad inflation, this time its unlimited - nonstop money printing which is the "Weimar moment."
"Luckily I turned it over to Fox, and they were talking about that damn video, and asking "is it responsible? Is it not responsible?" Glenn added.
But there's more. America was also downgraded again as a nation last week, but no one is talking about that, thanks to the laser focus on this video. Bank of America came out and said that gold could be $3300/ounce and oil will be $199 barrel by 2013.
This administration is using a video as an excuse, a scapegoat, and a shield against their own bad policies.
"Tens of people saw the video. Tens of people saw the video," Glenn noted. "Thank goodness the government has gone in after the maker of this horrible YouTube video."