Krauthammer: Embassy statement was a 'complete embarrassment'
Columnist on ongoing chaos in Egypt
- Duration 4:43
- Date Sep 12, 2012
Columnist on ongoing chaos in Egypt
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Unresolved problem segment tonight the situation in the Middle East going downhill fast in addition to the murders of Americans last night Israel's now saying as we mention.
The president -- -- is insulting their government over the Iran situation.
Apparently prime minister Netanyahu again we mentioned this -- Dick Morris wanted to meet with President Obama when he comes to New York City next week the president says he can't take that -- Dries up Washington Fox News political analyst Charles -- let's advance the story and you talk with prepared to guys about it at 6 o'clock.
Going forward here you have four Americans -- -- in Libya I don't know we can't hold anybody accountable because the Libyan government's not even functioning very much.
But in Israel you can hold them accountable so what do we do going forward in both of those.
You've got -- start -- clarity.
I think that was I think you're -- -- I was a complete embarrassment.
That statement issued by the embassy there is no excuse for the United States this is our representative in Egypt of the administration of this country.
Essentially apologizing for some crackpot you and I and nobody ever heard we do not.
In this country.
Go around and police free speech.
Have a department of propaganda.
Where we we we go out and police that speech and detect anything that might offend anybody.
All right a bit of that either radical than either you're probably heard this are -- -- charge -- if you're there and you're trying to tamp down potential violence.
I don't know being conciliatory I get -- theoretical point I agree with discrete -- -- attempting to go work out.
They didn't work out it didn't work at all absolutely.
It's it's -- it's not only it's not only humiliating it's an effective either you say nothing or you have the president if we have any warning here and apparently we did.
You have that the president picked up the phone.
Because of Morrissey says hey there's a mob on the way to the -- you make sure it's not touched otherwise and then you give a string of things -- we're gonna do.
Including cutting off revenue threaten the Egyptian government before the fact before -- -- tell the government we have information and you have information.
That there is a mob on the way to the US embassy.
You make sure.
That nothing happened if not they're gonna do XYZ.
Why now I would've done I think that's a good point that -- -- this evening I think that President Obama we don't know whether he did or didn't probably should is that you better not let this happen.
I mean you've got to protect our guys open because there wasn't spontaneous everybody knows that.
No I absolutely and strategies that we added that they had advance that it was common and the egyptians -- anything.
Now do you punish the egyptians still full extent of the law what do you do.
No I think what you got to do with the egyptians -- -- you have to say the Morrissey.
This can't happen again.
If it guys that are going to be severe consequences and -- cut you off entirely.
And you lay down markers I mean what other things that we are complaining about.
Is that there's all this stuff coming out of the Middle East demonizing the United States.
So it comes from Morrissey is a Muslim Brotherhood itself.
Here's a mob complaining about what -- -- has done in the US.
Morrissey is -- truth -- He's spoken publicly.
About 9/11 being an inside job this kind of stuff from -- -- cannot continue.
Now -- I'm not gonna run a Washington posting with you tonight will it save it for next week it's very interesting is -- -- the guy thinks that fox is hates Obama would ever.
Will run and actually does this is a very interesting discussion tonight I didn't exactly back down on them when they -- you are you a guy that's why wanna run it and insure everybody what happened but -- -- next week.
Isn't it I'm just amazed and I know I'm not bragging and I don't want and I had this discussion with president.
Obama on Super Bowl Sunday 2011 about the Muslim Brotherhood even me I saw this flag I saw this -- And you heard what he said he really you know I was I -- right here on how we and I I don't know I think it's kind of.
Eerie to me I agree here that if even you could could -- it currently and even that's quite a condemnation of Rama.
Look the idea here -- -- Romney ought to do instead of a jab -- -- -- jab there.
He needs to make a speech in which he says look.
All of this -- a result of the weakness the apologies.
All of this trying to reach out on the part of a naive president would no experience.
And arrogant amateur who thought he knows how to do -- could do this as a result the United States is not -- -- And it's not respected and that's why we're seeing what we're seeing.
-- -- -- -- that would -- -- a very dramatic speech government did that -- try to -- everywhere.