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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Democracy is not easy 2

on Sept 16 I put up a post on the middle eastern situation.

The  most recent comment on that post which came this morning:

An excerpt from a AP post on Tuesday

Asked about the administration's initial - and since retracted - explanation linking the violence to protests over an anti-Muslim video circulating on the Internet, one official said: "That was not our conclusion." He called it a question for "others" to answer, without specifying. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.


It brings me sadly to the following:

I do not believe that the murder of the Libyan Ambassador and others is a particularly important piece of evidence that our current middle eastern policy has failed.  (full disclosure:  I believe in that policy.)  However, it is becoming clear that the Obama administration thinks that it is very important in that regard.  They have concealed evidence in those killings in the hopes of convincing the public that it was only a minor incident. 
As usual the attempt to cover up is going to be far worse for them than the event itself. 

Democracy is not easy even after it is well developed.

Perhaps this is what Obama was thinking about during the first debate.

1 comment:

  1. The specter of media headlines announcing a terrorist attack on 9/11 may have also been a major decision making factor.

    The big issue for me is that many high visibility entities have well developed media management plans that would include Pre-Approved strategy for addressing likely event scenarios, such as this one. So either they had no plan (which I don’t believe), or they did not follow their plan (which I find highly unlikely), or we saw their plan in action.