The Obama administration has had shifting explanations for the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of US diplomats. After initially claiming that it was the result of spontaneous anger over the Innocence of Muslims film, it then said that it was a planned attack by al Qaeda that used a demonstration generated by that anger as a cover. It now appears that there was no demonstration at all.
The opening question to Joe Biden in the vice-presidential debate dealt with this question and had the potential to cause him the most difficulty, though he was able to pivot away from it.
But Mark Steyn over at the National Review knows what the ultimate cause of the attack was, irrespective of the proximate cause.
Unlike Mitt [Romney], I loathe Sesame Street. It bears primary responsibility for what the Canadian blogger Binky calls the de-monsterization of childhood — the idea that there are no evil monsters out there at the edges of the map, just shaggy creatures who look a little funny and can sometimes be a bit grouchy about it because people prejudge them until they learn to celebrate diversity and help Cranky the Friendly Monster go recycling. That is not unrelated to the infantilization of our society. Marinate three generations of Americans in that pabulum and it’s no surprise you wind up with unprotected diplomats dragged to their deaths from their “safe house” in Benghazi.
These right-wingers just love to live in fear and really, really hate Sesame Street and all that it stands for. The idea of teaching children to get along with each other seems to drive them wild. I just don’t understand it. They probably throw up when they hear my favorite song from that show with its message of tolerance, diversity, inclusion, friendship, harmony, and universality.