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Krauthammer On Apology: Embarrassing, Self-Debasement And Groveling
"That was embarrassing what we saw," Charles Krauthammer said about the Obama administration issuing multiple apologies to the Muslim world for the Koran-burning incident.
"We have gone from apology here to abject self-debasement and groveling. And groveling to whom? To the mob. We should've had a single apology from the commander on the ground and that's it. Not from the Secretary of Defense. Not from the President, of all people. Remember when the president had to pick up the phone when there was a crazy pastor in Florida who wanted a Koran burning and he had to be talked out of it," Krauthammer said on FOX News' "Special Report."
"Is the president in charge of offenses against a certain religious tradition in the world?" Krauthammer asked.
"This is a world in which nobody asked the Islamic conference, the grouping of the 56 Islamic countries to issue an apology when Christians are attacked and churches are burned in Egypt or in Pakistan. And have we heard a word from any Islamic leader anywhere about the radical Muslims in Nigeria, who not only are burning churches but burning women and children who are Christian in the Churches. When I hear that I'll expect my president to start issuing an apology," he said.
Commentator Kirsten Powers disagreed.
"No, absolutely not," she said when asked if the Obama administration went "too far" in their multiple apologies...
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[Real Clear Politics]
Apology Didn't Soothe The Mob, It Intensified The Violence
Charles Krauthammer: "I think what's happened over the last few days is definitive evidence of how ineffective the apology has been. If I thought the apology could save one American life I'd swallow hard and say to the president to go ahead and do it. But he did do it and it did not soothe the savage mob. In fact, it intensified the violence.
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[Real Clear Politics]