Wow. As Twitchy reported yesterday, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo somehow managed to get the keys to its Twitter account back, after being thrown under the bus for its disgraceful apologism on September 11. Yesterday, the embassy tweeted, during protests and riots in Egypt that had spread to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, that the revolution was a “positive step.” Today, the embassy is continuing its pattern of being a textbook example of what not to do. After announcing it was glad that Mubarak is gone, the embassy doubled down on the idiocy.

Perhaps the embassy should read this piece by Commentary magazine.

The full implications of Morsi’s ascendency are not yet apparent. But we can draw a few rather obvious conclusions from these events. The first is this makes the region a much more dangerous place and peace even more unlikely. the second is that the much ballyhooed Arab Spring turned out to be an Islamist triumph, not an opening for democracy. And third, and perhaps most disconcerting for Americans, it looks like the Obama administration has shown itself again to be a band of hopeless amateurs when it comes to the Middle East. While President Obama shouldn’t be blamed for toppling Mubarak, this episode is more proof of the gap between his foreign policy instincts and a rational defense of American interests.

Read the whole thing, embassy.

A Twitter user questioned the embassy’s claim that it didn’t interfere.

Ah, yes. The old “rapidly developing situation.” Kind of like how Benghazi “evolved” from caused by a crappy movie to, you know, a planned terrorist attack.

A “positive step!”

Other Twitter users rightly continue to call out the embassy.

This is what happens when you have an administration that doesn’t know how to put on big boy pants. If it was only regular incompetence, it could almost be funny. But, it is not this time; the incompetence is dangerous.

Update: Embassy affirms it is speaking for America.


You’re doing it wrong. Stop “speaking” now, please. Thanks!

Update: The always amazing Mark Steyn weighs in, as only he can.


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  • Martha Washington

    the WHITE HOUSE is OCCUPIED by COMMUNIST that DON’T UNDERSTAND the DAMAGE they have CAUSED- Obozo is a Sunni Saudi TOOL- Where is CONGRESS-

  • yviemarie88

    Am I the only one that finds this disturbing and bizarre? Yes, where is OUR congress?

    • nc

      No you’re not the only one, but it sure feels like it, doesn’t it?

    • Joe W.

      On vacation, of course.

  • jeffryj4

    reducto absurdum = Can’t make silk purse out of a sow’s ear!

  • nc

    What must our allies, not to mention our enemies, think of us? Twitter is worldwide for all to see, right? Combine this with BHO’s silence on Morsi’s power grab, and, as yviemarie said below, this certainly is disturbing and bizarre. Scary, too.

    Has it been confirmed that our people there are really ok? These sound like the kind of messages someone would send in a hostage situation.

    • Joe W.

      Our allies shudder as our enemies howl and mock us. Did you read Pravda’s take on the re-election of Bronco Bamma??? Hilarious. Welcome to Amerika. And people call me nuts for preferring my state of Texas secede from this suicidal madness…..

  • Joseph Phillips

    They need to Google the acronym STFU and then implement that advice as their Twitter policy.

  • Voting Female

    The moron tweeting from the embassy is still a moron. This crap was going on right after the Benghazi attack and they were blaming the youtube video and attacking “racial bias.”

  • Voting Female

    I want to know who it is exactly who is authoring these tweets from the Cairo Embassy.

    • Joe W.

      I think his name is Baghdad Bob.

  • OurLivesMatterToo

    Who the hell is this idiot tweeting in the name of the US Embassy from Cairo and does he/she have the proper authorization to be posting such nonsense? Just one more example of ‘amateur hour’ within our new State Department!

  • TocksNedlog

    Susan Rice approves this message.

  • CavalierX

    It’s not even worth getting outraged over this kind of moronic incompetence anymore. This is how the country will continue to be represented for at least the next four years. Some anonymous, ignorant ass praising Islamist power grabs on Twitter in a Cairo basement is “speaking for America.” That’s who we are, now.