White House spokesman Jay Carney said yesterday that the recent mobs in the Middle East aren't in response to U.S. policy:
"We also need to understand that this is a fairly volatile situation. And it is in response not to United States policy, not to, obviously, the administration, not to the American people. It is in response to a video, a film, that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting," said Carney. "That in no way justifies any violent reaction to it, but this is not a case of protest directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy. This is in response to a video that is offensive and -- to Muslims."
But apparently, even the media isn't entirely buying the White House's explanation of events.
The Washington Post reports: "Anti-U.S. fury widens in Muslim world as protests rage in many countries."
The Los Angeles Times reports: “Anti-American Protesters Attack U.S. And German Embassies In Sudan.”
Another Los Angeles Times story finds: "Anti-American unrest spreads in Muslim world."
The New York Times reports: "Anti-American Protests Flare Beyond the Mideast."