The White House and State Department continue to play film critic, blaming the violence in the Middle East which started on 9-11 on a "heinous" and "deplorable" Youtube video that had been up for months prior to said rioting.
And with the voluntary questioning of the alleged filmmaker over the weekend, we probably should have seen this administration's commitment to civil rights and free speech coming with the weaseling of a very simple question asked of Edward Perez, the assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.
This is from a House of Representatives hearing from back in July and for the sake of clarification, Congressman Franks (R-AZ) is not questioning Perez about economic policy or immigration reform, rather a singular issue about which Perez, given his job title, ought to have some pretty damn strong convictions.
Disgraceful. There's no other word for that performance.
(h/t: Michael Totten via Instapundit)