9/11/2012: American Killed, Consulate Burned, Embassy Overrun; U.S. Apologizes.
Hinderaker: A low-water mark in the history of American diplomacy.
But the Obama administration is already starting to backpedal.
Byron York: "Direct attack by mobs on an American embassy, involving death, the destruction of a U.S. flag and the invoking of al Qaeda -- on September 11, of all days -- will certainly stir outrage among many Americans. And the Obama administration's weak, apologizing response will likely prompt a strong Republican response in days to come." As it should.
Related: Obama declines request from Netanyahu for meeting in D.C., says too busy.
He does, however, have time for a Letterman appearance.