Dear Commons Community,
The attack in Egypt and the killing of four Americans in Libya, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, has drawn strong commentary from a host of officials and pundits.
Hilary Clinton had the most measured and sensitive comments about the tragedies referring to the personal lives and contributions of the people killed.
“This is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. We condemn in the strongest terms, this senseless act of violence and we send our prayers to the families, friends and colleagues of those we’ve lost.”
Mitt Romney cast aspersions at Barack Obama and his lack of leadership and called the president’s handling of the Libya and Egypt attacks “disgraceful.”
Sarah Palin, the mouthpiece of some conservative faction in America, blasted President Barack Obama, suggested that he lacked the “big stick” needed to be strong on foreign policy. “We already know that President Obama likes to ‘speak softly’ to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a ‘big stick’ to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.” Poor Sarah really has become a pathetic figure and does anything to try to get attention.
Regardless two senseless tragedies occurred yesterday on 9/11, the anniversary of another senseless tragedy, that serve to reminds us how complicated and dangerous our planet has become.