US Cairo Embassy delete fail

As children we were taught to count to 10 before saying something nasty because once the words were uttered they couldn't be taken back. This lesson is even more relevant today in this world of instant communications via multiple platforms reaching millions. Deny the communication, erase it, delete it and somewhere someone will have preserved it making the deletion irrelevant, the deleter unreliable.

The US Embassy in Cairo first issued a press release condemning "religious incitement" by some who produced a film mocking Islam and Mohammed as the cause of Egyptians' storming the US Embassy in Cairo rather than the protesters themselves.


After some criticism the Cairo Embassy tweeted a defense of the press release and secondarily, it wasn't nice of the Egyptians to invade our Embassy .

Embassy Cairo@USEmbassyCairo

This morning's condemnation (issued before protest began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy

11 Sep 12

But after the Obama administration distanced itself from the press release

"The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government," an administration official told POLITICO.

the Embassy quickly deleted the tweet.

Whoops again! The tweet--and other deleted ones--live, thanks to Michelle Malkin's and Buzz Feed.

Read them and weep for the appeasers of terror we have become. And pray that our freedom of speech, press and religion will continue.