Anyone else see more than coincidence in that anti-Muslim "film" causing "anti-American" demonstrations in Egypt and Libya and possibly elsewhere in the Mideast happening just before the election?
I believe in coincidence but I also believe in deliberate manipulation of the media to create a problem for a candidate, especially in presidential politics (as in the Iran hostage problem for Carter that was somehow miraculously solved the day Reagan took office etc.).
Obama is one of the few Democrats since before Johnsons' fiasco in Viet Nam, who has had a foreign policy success rate Republicans can't really criticize (though that doesn't stop them of course, by basing their criticism on lies rather than facts). Romney has proven himself totally inept at foreign policy and diplomacy. So it wouldn't surprise me if rightwing propagandists are connected to the making of and release of the video that is causing the demonstrations etc.
[PS: Just in the few minutes since I posted this, some Internet commenters suggest a tie between Israeli rightwing propagandists and the video with the same aim as I suggested above, to discredit our president because of his refusal to give in to the rightwing Netanyahu's insistence we basically declare we'll be going to war against Iran whenever he says we should, etc.]
[I also wrote this before I listened to the news and heard our Ambassador to Libya was killed along with three "security personnel" and what I'm now wondering is why we're outsourcing and privatizing the protection of our embassies and ambassadors instead of using our military like we used to? Especially since we have military all over the world anyway. Would a contingent of marines large enough to deal with what can be expected in whatever country in terms of governance and radicalism have been able to hold off the attackers? My guess is definitely.]