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Subject: Re: Romney the bigot Date: 9/13/2012 10:03 AM
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So "free speech" is only for those who preach hate, not for those who oppose hate speech?

No, free speech is for all. There are no laws against blasphemy in the United States.

Now it appears even the White House had problems with the Cairo embassy message:

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/12/inside_th...
A heated discussion ensued among State Department and White House officials over e-mail as the controversy over the statement grew Tuesday evening, even grabbing the attention of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton....

"People at the highest levels both at the State Department and at the White House were not happy with the way the statement went down. There was a lot of anger both about the process and the content," the official said. "Frankly, people here did not understand it. The statement was just tone deaf. It didn't provide adequate balance. We thought the references to the 9/11 attacks were inappropriate, and we strongly advised against the kind of language that talked about ‘continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.'"

Despite being aware of Washington's objections, the embassy continued to defend the statement for several hours, fueling the controversy over it, a decision the official again attributed to Schwartz.


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