- The Washington Times - Friday, September 28, 2012

On Sept. 11, 2012, our Libyan Consulate was attacked and U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered. President Obama said an anti-Islam video spurred the attack, and he apologized to the Muslim world. On Sept. 13, Libyan officials claimed the killings were an attack planned for Sept. 11.

On Sept. 16, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice reiterated that “the attacks weren’t premeditated,” and two days later, White House press secretary Jay Carney said, “There wasn’t evidence of a preplanned terrorist attack.” But on Sept. 19, Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, called it a terrorist attack. President Obama, meanwhile, is still refusing to admit al Qaeda involvement, and he spent $70,000 of taxpayer money on ads in Pakistan denouncing the anti-Muslim film. When the president was interviewed by Univision, his story didn’t change. Only after 10 days did he finally call the murders “a sign of extremism.” The Department of State had received warning of an impending attack days in advance.

Why, on the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, were no U.S. military members present at the consulate? Mr. Obama promised us transparency, yet he gave no answers after national security leaks. A Border Patrol agent died during Fast and Furious, and Mr. Obama invoked executive privilege.

As our flag burns around the world, Mr. Obama gives us misstatements, and the media focus on GOP White House contender Mitt Romney’s taxes. This is a Teflon White House — nothing sticks. It’s time to end Apology Tour 2012 and stand with Israel.

If there’s time for David Letterman and “The View,” there’s time for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Arab Spring might become Mr. Obama’s downfall. He built this, and now he owns it.

CRAIG BOYER

Bayport, N.Y.