Look, the point is this: my first job is to protect the American people. It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you've got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.Sure, no intent to kill Jews by attacking a kosher deli, right? No, not at all:
On Tuesday, State Department’s spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, and White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, went into full damage control mode, defending Obama's remarks and refusing to suggest that Jews were targeted in the attack.Hard to believe that the administration has not one, but two complete idiots willing to tell any lie just to avoid implicating Muslims in Islamist terrorism, but here's video evidence. Idiot Number 1:
When asked whether the administration really believes that the victims of that attack were not singled out because they were of a particular faith, Psaki responded by saying: "If I remember the victims specifically, they were not all victims of one background or one nationality..."
When the reporter incredulously asked Psaki if the fact that the deli was Kosher and owned by Jews did not mean the terrorists specifically targeted people of Jewish origin, the spokeswoman's vague answer was: "It's an issue of the French government to address."
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, in a separate press conference responded to a similar question posed by a reporter, saying "the president meant only to indicate that the victims of the attack had randomly ended up at the deli and had not been personally targeted."
"I believe the point that the president was trying to make is that these individuals were not specifically targeted," Earnest said. "These were individuals who happened to randomly be in this deli and were shot while they were there. And that is the point that the president was making."
And Idiot Number 2:
Yes, eventually the administration realized it looked like a bunch of putzes, and they sent out a couple tweets to "clarify" that they have always viewed the attack on the Paris deli as an anti-Semitic terrorist act. A Tweet under Psaki's name claimed "we have always been clear" that the attack targeted Jews. If that's what they think "clear" is, I'd hate to see muddled.