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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