The only reason for this focus by the White House, was to provide the American main stream media an opportunity to blame some other reason than the President's horrendous foreign policy initiatives or lack thereof.
So the press pumped up the coptic Christian youtube video as the cause of the Muslim riots across the globe.
Anyone with half a brain could see where this would lead (even ignoring the disregard for the 1st Amendment Rights we are supposed to enjoy in this country). Where it would lead is to allow the violent, murderous, and irrational Muslims an excuse to continue in their stupidity. Where it would lead is to giving the impression, not only of weakness and appeasement, but to the Jihadists around the globe thinking that there actions are acceptable.
ISMAILIA, Egypt: An Islamist militant group based in Egypt’s Sinai has claimed responsibility for a cross-border attack that killed an Israeli soldier in the restive peninsula where jihadi groups have gained a foothold.
Three gunmen were also killed in Friday’s attack, which the group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdes said was in response to an anti-Islam film that has sparked worldwide protests and violence. A second Israeli soldier was wounded in the attack.
... In a statement on an Internet site often used by jihadi groups, Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdes said it had named the operation as an “attack to discipline those insulting the beloved Prophet,” a reference to the film that mocked Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The group accused Jews of involvement in the film, but did not explain how.
This is what the self-preserving, self-important jackasses in the White House and the State Department wrought. This is what the American media allowed them to do. People are still dying because they allowed this "excuse" to prevail in the minds of irrational violent Muslims to protect their own posteriors from the blowback of horrible foreign policy stances and absences.