Twelve hours ago, in the early hours of the anniversary of September 11, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo tweeted, "We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims."
One hour ago, Islamic extremists--or "ultra-conservatives," as the press is reporting--stormed that same embassy, ripped the stars and stripes from the flagpole, and replaced it with a black flag bearing Arabic script. Their impetus? A film depicting the Prophet Muhammed.
I'm waiting for the Embassy to tweet, "We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to seize this building through brute force, to stifle freedom of speech, and to replace the rule of law with the rule of fear."
Oh, wait--that exceeds the 140 character limit. I guess silence will have to suffice.
UPDATE: The Embassy has removed the original tweet.