Do republicans owe Susan Rice an apology? Dan Pfeiffer of the White House thinks so. I think not.
It started innocently enough in Tunis December 17 2010. A street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was inflicted on him by a municipal official and her aides. His act became a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring, inciting demonstrations and riots throughout Tunisia in protest of social and political issues in the country. The demonstrations grew and on May 20 2012 a demonstration was taped by Memri TV. The rallying cry was “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama”
The tape is 7 min long, but you only have to listen to the first minute to get the gist of what was going on. The rest is more or less a martial arts demonstration:
Meanwhile, the Arab Spring was in full bloom and Obama spoke with genuine joy and exaltation about the birth of true democracy in the Arab world. In Egypt Mubarak was gone and demonstrations were a daily occurrence in Cairo. They culminated on Sep 11 2012 with Jihadists storming the U.S. embassy and planting the black Al-Qaida flag of the Caliphate on the top of the wall. They were shouting slogans. Was it about a video? Listen for yourselves:
This mantra spread to Morocco, Qatar and has even spread to Syria in 2013:
Does this sound like a protest about a video?
Does anybody in their right mind still think Republicans owe Susan Rice an apology?