When it comes to a flailing, blundering superpower, I am generally wary of ascribing to malevolence what is more often sheer stupidity and incompetence. For example, we’re told that, because the consulate in Benghazi was designated as an “interim facility,” it did not warrant the level of security and protection that, say, an embassy in Scandinavia would have.
Perhaps sadder still is the appearance that the Obama administration, particularly the State Department and the media actually believe their assertions that this is all about an Internet movie NOBODY saw until after the events in Libya.
For Obama it’s hubris, for the Administration it’s pure incompetence – for the media it’s dereliction of duty.
Mark Steyn at IBD
Hey Canada/US — Coming to a Neighborhood Near You…
Stop Muslim Immigration Now…
Liberal MP Ralph Goodale echoed that sentiment, adding that the government’s handling of the spring omnibus budget bill was symptomatic of its general contempt for parliamentary democracy.
“If it’s the same kind of attitude and the same style that we saw in the spring, then there’s very likely to be a lot of acrimony about that,” Mr. Goodale said.
“Not only did members of Parliament not like it, but Canadians generally didn’t like that approach to just lumping everything together, cutting off debate, ramming it through and telling people basically to go to hell.”
We just don’t know what is good for us…
The Conservatives had a 10-point lead in Ontario, with 39 per cent to the Liberals’ 29, the NDP’s 23 and the Greens’ six.
The NDP and Conservatives were tied at 33 per cent in British Columbia, with the Liberals at 19 and the Greens at 13.
The Conservatives held a commanding lead in Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan.
And Quebec is irrelevant
Globe and Mail
There is only one way to protect us from barbarian Muslim mobs whose feelings may be hurt…
I also happen to agree with Nakoula that making a movie about a faith whose prophet married a six year old and deflowered her at nine is of thematic and dramatic relevance. As a father, I am seriously concerned about child abuse, as is most of our film-going public, I would imagine.
Indeed, the beginnings of Islam are the very stuff of great theatre and cinema, reprehensible as the actions of the protagonist may be. In fact, it may be great because of those actions. After all, Richard III is not a classic for nothing.
So I am very tempted by the subject of Mohammed.