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Make no mistake: (Let our leaders take are of that)

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Sep 14, 2012 at 21:22

Hillary Clinton: "How could this happen in a country we helped to liberate in a city we helped save from destruction?"

While this may be a puzzling mystery for those in our government/press/campus complex, the rest of Americans know that we did not "liberate" Libya; we only helped one brutal set of rulers replace another. And the new set of rulers we helped usher in is Al Qaeda. So the rest of us expected about this much gratitude and are much less surprised, if at all.

President Obama: Make no mistake. We will work with the Libyan government to bring justice to killers who attack our people."

This is so amazing on so many levels. The "Libyan government"? Who the heck is that? And we're going to work with them to bring justice? Did our President bother to watch the video of the death of Moammar Gadhafi that showed the "justice" the new Libyan government visited upon him? Or hear anything about the treatment of black people after the Libyan revolution? Considering the President's threat of imprisonment that long hung over our own CIA agents for waterboarding three 9/11 mass murderers, I'm a bit surprised that he now wants to team with the Libyan government in a search for justice.

Not to mention the simple fact that the Libyan government is complicit in the attack on the consulate and the murder of four Americans. Sean Smith tweeted from the consulate that he could die that night (which he did) when he noticed Libyan police photographing the consulate; he knew he was in trouble right then and there. But back in D.C., they're surprised.

"Citizens have freedom of speech, which specifically means the right to insult and annoy.." Completely, 100% true. Something else every American outside our elite governing class is perfectly aware of. I wish our President would give some thought to the people who endured Iwo Jima, Okinawa or The Bulge, or Lexington and Concord, before he so casually steps all over the right of free speech.

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