It’s really been a banner day for Team Obama and all that smart power going around.
A US official has been killed and another wounded in Libya as an armed mob protesting over a film they said offended Islam attacked the US consulate in Benghazi.
Libya’s deputy interior minister Wanis al Sharef said: “One American official was killed and another injured in the hand. The other staff members were evacuated and are safe and sound.” He could not say if the dead man was a diplomat.
In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, protesters climbed the walls of the US embassy, tore down the American flag and burned it.
The protests were sparked by outrage over a video being promoted by an extreme anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the US, which the demonstrators say insults the Prophet Mohammed.
The US condemned the attack in Benghazi, amid reports that the mission had been set on fire and targeted with rocket-propelled grenades.
“We can confirm that our office in Benghazi, Libya, has been attacked by a group of militants,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
Of course none of this reflects any kind of anti-American sentiment. Nooooo, not at all. Why, we’re the ones who should be apologizing. Oh wait, we’re already doing that. It’s comforting to see how our enemies see weakness as we turn our backs to our friends. But in news that really matters, Barack Obama today announced plans to visit David Letterman for the 47th time. He’s focused like a laser on the important things.