To the editor:
Columnist Trudy Rubin asks the same question Secretary Clinton asked, “How could this happen in Libya?” She then gives the State Department response. But Miss Rubin misses three reasons.
First, the men who killed our ambassador are wicked, and they hate us and all things and people American. Until the State Department admits this, they will continue to make bad decisions about Islamic terrorists.
Second, the administration is weak. Bowing to Arab heads of state, setting withdrawal deadlines, and apologizing for America around the world is quite properly seen as weakness. Why should terrorists fear us?
Third, the president has made himself a target. For domestic political reasons he bragged about selecting targets for drone attacks and boasted of killing Osama Bin Laden.
It’s not a video about the prophet. It’s the drifting and weak foreign policy of this administration that produced the successful attacks in Libya and elsewhere. Yet more reasons for change in November.