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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hillary Clinton Explains Free Speech Saying What Obama Should Have Said

By Susan Duclos

First Mitt Romney said what Barack Obama should have and now Hillary Clinton does it. Even protecting Obama she sounds more presidential than he did.

"To us -- to me personally -- this video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose -- to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage." She repeated that "there is no justification" for responding to the video with violence.

"Now I know it is hard for some people to understand why the United States cannot or does not just prevent these kinds of reprehensible videos from ever seeing the light of day. I would note that in today's world, with today's technologies, that is impossible. But even if it were possible, our country does have a long tradition of free expression, which is enshrined in our Constitution and in our law. And we do not stop individual citizens from expressing their views, no matter how distasteful they may be," she told a gathering at the State Department.

"There are, of course, different views around the world about the outer limits of free speech and free expression. But there should be no debate about the simple proposition that violence in response to speech is not acceptable.

"Any responsible leader, she added, "should be standing up now" to draw the line at such violence.
Clinton's remarks follow a conversation between President Obama and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Wednesday night.

Morsi, according to the Associated Press, said he would not allow attacks on foreign embassies in Cairo, but he also blasted the anti-Islam film produced by private individuals in the U.S.
"We condemn strongly ... all those who launch such provocations and who stand behind that hatred," Morsi said, adding that he had asked Obama "to put an end to such behavior."

Of course the explanations are left to Hillary Clinton because as I have noted and will continue to note as more U.S. embassies are being attacked in Yemen,  and anti-American riots have spread to Tunisia, and our people are being slaughtered, Barack Obama was too busy heading to Vegas for a fundraiser and stopping by for a campaign event in Colorado.

Someone has to note these things because Obama's media lapdogs are not.