May 18, 2012, - 5:08 pm
You know what’s long past “getting old”? The Obama multi-apologies to Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Muslim world, etc. for everything America does right or every single tiny mistake in war. Today’s Wall Street Journal has a whole cover story entitled, “U.S. Agonizes Over Apology to Pakistan.” Huh? This is the same Pakistan that gave away our nuclear secrets to the North Koreans and Iran. The same Pakistan that gave Osama Bin Laden safe haven for who knows how long, knowing full well he was there. The same Pakistan, whose ISI intelligence service has been aiding and abetting Taliban terrorists against America and other Islamic terrorists who murdered Westerners and Jews in the Mumbai Massacre. We should be apologizing to these schmucks? Are you kidding?
The article is embarrassing and would be hilarious, if the joke wasn’t on us. This is the Keystone Koppery of foreign diplomacy. This is how you induce the rest of the world to laugh at you. Um, when will America get a single apology for the many Americans’ lives lost because of Pakistani complicity in terrorism attacks on civilians and U.S. soldiers? As we know, these constant apologies only embolden these cretins to kill more Americans and target our soldiers. Oh, and by the way, Pakistan is run by the husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who everyone–all the moronic, fake, know-nothing “experts” like Hanan Qahwazi Tudor (a/k/a “Brigitte Gabriel” a/k/a “Nour Saman” a/k/a “Jews Give Me Your Money While I Tell You What You Want to Hear in My Obnoxious Arabic Accent and Give You a Completely Fraudulent Life Story”)–predicted would be this great liberal, moderate friend of the U.S.?
For nearly six months after U.S.-led forces accidentally killed two dozen Pakistani troops at the Afghanistan border, officials at the highest reaches of the Obama administration have been locked in a heated debate over what might appear to be a small step—apologizing for the loss.
Apologize to THEM for Anything? Hell, NO!
The U.S. had expressed “regret” for the Nov. 26 deaths. But whether to publicly apologize, at the risk of appearing weak to Pakistan or American voters, was argued in dozens of video conference calls, nearly 20 high-level White House meetings and hundreds of confidential emails.
The administration came to the brink of saying sorry several times. One mission to deliver an apology by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was aborted midflight. . . .
The drawn-out debate shows how the U.S. remains confounded by efforts to repair relations with Pakistan. It was complicated by election year politics. And it revealed tensions within the Obama administration’s national-security team, which on issues involving Afghanistan and Pakistan has struggled to reach consensus and deliver a coordinated message.
Advocates of apology, in particular among U.S. diplomats, said it was the best way to mend relations. . . . The debate began almost immediately after Nov. 26 last year. On that day, a 150-man U.S.-Afghan commando team near the Pakistan border came under attack and called in air support, according to U.S. officials. U.S. helicopters fired on two Pakistani border posts. The Pentagon said Pakistani troops at the posts opened fire first, which Pakistan has denied. Pakistan has accused the U.S. of deliberately firing at its troops. . . .
In late December, the Pentagon released its investigation. The U.S. concluded both American and Pakistan troops erred. Islamabad rejected the finding.
On Dec. 21, the night before the Pentagon’s investigation was released, top U.S. policy makers convened for a 5 p.m. secure video teleconference and agreed to apologize. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wasn’t enthusiastic but didn’t object, Jeremy Bash, Mr. Panetta’s chief of staff, told the group, according to officials. . . .
Mrs. Clinton’s chief policy aide, Jake Sullivan, told colleagues the U.S. should acknowledge its mistakes. He argued that an apology would strengthen Washington’s hand in pressing Pakistan to step up its fight against militants, according to officials in the debate.
Michele Flournoy, then the undersecretary of defense for policy, suggested language that apologized for the “unintentional and tragic” deaths but didn’t accept full responsibility, officials said. Ms. Flournoy, who has since left the administration, told the group the U.S. risked the issue festering.
On Dec. 22, Mr. Little, the Pentagon spokesman, read the revised expression of “regret” but without an apology.
The story goes on and on and on. It’s simply ridiculous. We never should apologize for what happens in the heat of battle, while Pakistan pretends to be our ally but wars against us behind our backs and sometimes in plain view.
Still, it begs the creation of a new joke: How many Obama administration officials does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Well, none of them can make it because they are too busy apologizing to our enemies.
But I hear they are available to apologize to the light bulb.
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