President Barack Obama hit Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan last week and the DNC convention in Charlotte over Mr. his “opponent and his running mate” being “new to foreign policy.”:
But for all the progress we’ve made, challenges remain. Terrorist plots must be disrupted. Europe’s crisis must be contained. Our commitment to Israel’s security must not waver, and neither must our pursuit of peace. The Iranian government must face a world that stays united against its nuclear ambitions. The historic change sweeping across the Arab World must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or the hate of extremists, but by the hopes and aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate today. So now we face a choice. My opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy, but from all that we’ve seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly.
However, President Barack Obama’s own foreign policy choices could be coming to a head. The U.S. embassy in Cairo and U.S. consulate in Libya are under attack by mobs of protesters angry over a U.S. film they claim that ridicules the muslim prophet Mohammed.
The U.S. embassy in Cairo released a statement before the mobs attacked the embassy and consulate saying:
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.
The White House previously invited the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood delegation to the White House in April and just two days ago a large delegation of U.S. officials and business people pledged to bolster investments economic co-operation with Egypt, according to the Financial Times.
The White House refused to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to which Netanyahu said, according to the Associated Press:“The world tells Israel, `Wait. There’s still time.’” Netanyahu added, “And I say:`Wait for what? Wait until when?’”
In fact, President Obama, according to The Washington Post, has missed “more than half of the daily intelligence briefings arranged for his benefit.” The President and Vice President Joe Biden are running on a platform of solid foreign policy decisions, like the killing of Osama bin Laden, but the events of this day of all days may very well prove otherwise.