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Jon Kyl Has Just the Rape Analogy for This Cairo Embassy Mess

Photo: SAUL LOEB/2011 AFP

Rather than simply paying his respects to the dead from last night’s attack in Libya, Republican Senator Jon Kyl somehow managed to make things worse and mention rape. In reference to the controversial statement released — before the killings in Libya — by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, the one already fumbled by Mitt Romney, Kyl explained, “It’s like the judge telling the woman who got raped, ‘You asked for it because of the way you dressed.’ OK? That’s the same thing. ‘Well America, you should be the ones to apologize, you should have known this would happen, you should have done — what I don’t know — but it’s your fault that it happened.’” Nope, that’s not the same thing at all. Not even a little bit.

Jon Kyl Compares Cairo Embassy Tweet to Rape