This morning when you went to the White House website and checked into the Briefing Room and clicked on Speeches & Remarks at the top of the page was a link to today’s weekly radio address by Obama under the headline: “Weekly Address: Carrying on the Work of Our Fallen Heroes.”
In the transcript the president talked about the various attacks on American embassies and consulates in North Africa and the Middle East, mentioning by name the four who died in Libya on Sept. 11. He keeps up the pandering tone that came from the embassy in Egypt before it was attacked:
“This tragic attack takes place at a time of turmoil and protest in many different countries. I have made it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths. We stand for religious freedom. And we reject the denigration of any religion – including Islam.
“Yet there is never any justification for violence. There is no religion that condones the targeting of innocent men and women. There is no excuse for attacks on our Embassies and Consulates. And so long as I am Commander-in-Chief, the United States will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow Americans.”
He goes on to say the administration is in contact with governments around the globe to seek help in protecting our citizens abroad.
Obama concludes by proclaiming that “we will carry forward the work of making our country stronger, our citizens safer, and the world a better and
more hopeful place.”
What you will not find under Speeches & Remarks today at the White House website is the weekly radio speech from one week ago. You can find it if you search through the blogs, which is what I did.
In that speech, the president declared:
“Instead of pulling back from the world, we’ve strengthened our alliances while improving our security here at home. As Americans, we refuse to live in fear. … And our country is stronger, safer and more respected in the world.”
That was last week. This week he is working on that stronger, safer and respected, along with better and hopeful. Good luck on that, Mr. President, you said you had done that a week ago.
Obama a week ago: