The American ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three diplomatic security officials were murdered yesterday for being associated with a country that allows stupid people to say stupid things … On Twitter, the first instinct of a lot of Americans was retributive justice. But the U.S. government’s sensitivity about the mood of the violent protesters is maddening but necessary. Being aggressive would cause more unnecessary dying.
Columnist Marc Ambinder analyzes the government’s cautious response to yesterday’s killings in Libya.
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