Carney: Protests not directed at the United States
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday the violent protests throughout the Middle East are not directed at the United States or U.S. policy but are a response to a YouTube video:
CARNEY: We also need to understand that this is a fairly volatile situation and it is in response not to United States policy, and not to, obviously, the administration, or the American people, but it is in response to a video, a film that we have judged to be be reprehensible and disgusting. That in no way justifies any violent reaction to it, but this is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims.
Again, this is not in any way justifying violence, and we have spoken very clearly out against that and condemned it. And the president is making sure in his conversations with leaders around the region that they...
If the U.S. had some back bone we ought to have apologized that 'the movie' didn't go far enough in exposing Islam as the damnably false religion of a murderous thieving lying demon possessed pedophile and the harm it has done to people from its start to the present day.
Further we ought to have apologized that have wrongly given Muslims special rights, favor and protection when we ought to have dealt severly and justly with the crimes and acts of war committed by Muslims against our country and our citizens.
And that we haven't used our media to repeatedly expose them and warn people about their false religion, its history and the harm its zealous followers are doing now.