Some Republicans are using the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya as an opportunity to stage their own attack on the people running the embassy. Senator Jon Kyl, for example, said that the embassy was at fault because they had deigned to condemn an anti-Islamic film.
KYL: It’s like the judge telling the woman who got raped, ‘You asked for it because of the way you dressed.’ OK? That’s the same thing. ‘Well America, you should be the ones to apologize, you should have known this would happen, you should have done — what I don’t know — but it’s your fault that it happened.’ You know, for a member of our State Department to put out a statement like that, it had to be cleared by somebody. They don’t just do that in the spur of the moment.
Jon Kyl – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)
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