Faced with increasing criticism over an apology issued by the U.S. Embassy in Egypt for the alleged "abuse" of free speech by Americans critical of Islam--even as Islamist radicals raided the building on the 11th anniversary of 9/11--the Obama administration has disavowed any such apology this evening, according to Politico:
"The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government," a senior administration official told POLITICO.
However, as noted by Breitbart News earlier today, restricting free speech critical of religion has been a key part of the Obama administration's foreign policy since 2009, when it co-sponsored a resolution to that effect, together with the Egyptian regime, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
In another apologetic gesture, President Barack Obama released a video today--also on the anniversary of 9/11 praising the Arab Spring and the Emir of Qatar, whom Obama insulted last year. The Obama administration has sent Attorney General Eric Holder to Qatar a conference on recovering assets stolen by former Arab regimes.