For about 24 hours now, the MSM has been trying to convince Americans that Mitt Romney's statement is the big misstep in the unfolding debacle surrounding the 9/11 violence in Egypt and Libya.
Well, now it seems that if there was a "gaffe" (as the liberal establishment would define it), it was made by . . . President Obama. This morning, he had this to say:
I don't think that we would consider [Egypt] an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy.
What's interesting is that what Obama said pretty factual. Would YOU describe Egypt's government -- which clearly had the power to stop the attack on America's embassy but declined to do so -- as an ally? Of course not . . . But that's not the way a president should speak in the midst of a crisis, when every word should be deployed with knowledge and deliberation.
Because Egypt is officially an "ally" of the United States (Egypt became a "major Non-NATO ally" in 1989), The White House is busy "clarifying." Revealingly, it's been reported that "Administration sources [said] that Obama's 'ally' comment was not pre-arranged or prepared by staff and that the question was not anticipated."
Ah, so that's how he came to step in it. He was, in a sense, speaking off-teleprompter.
Sounds like someone running for President is a little confused . . . and it isn't Mitt Romney.
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