September 11, 2012:
- Haaretz reported that the White House decline[d] Netanyahu request to meet with Obama.
- Meanwhile, President Obama was making his anniversary "remarks" at the Pentagon:
Osama bin Laden will never threaten us again....
That same day, our embassies were being attacked in dozens of cities across the Muslim Middle East
-- and our Ambassador was being killed in Benghazi and his body dragged through the streets.
It wasn't until a week later that it was reported -- by way of an op-ed by Ed Husain in the New York -- what those Muslim mobs were chanting:
We Are All Osama."
Interestingly, when you go back and read that op-ed, Husain's conclusion was that we (that is, the United States) need to "create a new narrative." His last line was:
A new generation of Arabs deserve a better future than following the madness of those who shout, "Obama, Obama, we are all Osama."
I imagine that's where Obama got the idea for his speech at the UN General Assembly, Erev Yom Kippur, in which he talked about "the future" and those to whom it "must not belong."
All I know is, we live in very scary times.