President Obama will address “the recent unrest in the Muslim world” in his speech Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, the White House is saying.
That includes denouncing both the protests at American diplomatic posts in the Middle East — including the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya — and the anti-Islam film that is inspiring some of the protests.
“As he has in recent days, the President will make it clear that we reject the views in this video, while also underscoring that violence is never acceptable,” said National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor in a memo on Obama’s upcoming U.N. speech.
I don’t go for that John Wayne jingoism of the Bush years, but there are a couple things that stick in my craw. The President of the United States should bow to no man, nor should he ever apologize for our freedoms.