President Barack Obama stayed on message today during his address to the U.N. in New York City. Blame a crudely made movie available online, not in theaters, for the weeks of new violence engulfing the Middle East.
President Barack Obama dedicated several long passages to discussing and condemning what the New York Times has described as a 14-minute “amateurish video” that a 55-year-old Southern California man posted on YouTube in June.
Obama spent several minutes during his address telling the world body the U.S. cannot stop such videos no matter how upsetting or insulting they may be. Of course, left unsaid is that his administration attempted to do just that, asking both YouTube and Google to pull the incendiary video – to no avail.