Obama left precious little time to address the civil war in Syria or the threat of a nuclear Iran. He gave several pages to assuaging the feelings of radical Muslims angry about a YouTube video; he provided a few sentences to the question of what to do about a nuclear-armed Iran, saying only that “time is not unlimited” for talks.
Yes. What he should have done was tell people to make stupid fucking YouTube videos in attention-seeking maneuvers. For free speech.
I am just about done equating people waving their e-penises around with First Amendment martyrs. There is a vast difference between standing up for one’s rights in the face of actual persecution, and deliberately setting shit on fire so as to complain about the amount of time it takes for someone to sound the alarm.
Are people allowed to draw stupid cartoons of Muhammed and make offensive videos? Sure. But it’s entirely possible to separate “allowed” from “the president of the United States needs to encourage it from the podium at the UN or else he hates the freedomz.”