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Carney: Apology to Karzai ‘Not Appropriate’ for Reporters to See
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| Bridget Johnson
Posted on 02/27/2012 4:44:00 PM PST by Nachum
The White House press secretary told members of the press pool aboard Air Force One today that President Obamas sincere apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for a Koran-burning incident is not appropriate to show to reporters.
Jay Carney spoke with reporters for about 20 minutes as the presidential entourage flew to Florida for a speech on energy at the University of Miami.
Obamas letter to Karzai that included the apology was a lengthy, three-page letter on a host of issues, several sentences of which relate to this matter, according to the travel pool report.
The president, following up on a telephone conversation
wrote a long letter on a variety of issues related to our bilateral engagement, including reconciliation, including the trilateral talks that we had with Pakistan last week in Islamabad, Carney said. He also expressed his apology for the inadvertent burning of religious materials by American personnel in Afghanistan. It is wholly appropriate given the understandable sensitivities to this issue. His primary concern as commander in chief is the safety of American men and women in Afghanistan, of our military and civilian personnel there. Its absolutely the right thing to do.
Carney said Karzai did not request the apology letter. Obama spoke with Karzai the day before sending the letter.
I would note that one of my predecessors, Dana Perino, the press secretary for President George W. Bush, following an incident in which American servicemen apparently shot, did damage to a Koran in 2008, the press secretary said. She expressed apologies on behalf of the president. And thats appropriate for the same reason, because our concern this presidents concern, as was surely the case with President Bush is the safety and security of our men and women in uniform as well as our civilians in Afghanistan.
One of the reasons that its appropriate to express our sincere apologies for this incident is the kind of reaction that it could cause that risks putting our men and women in harms way, in further risk than they already are, Carney said. So I think that precedent is a useful one to look at.
(Note: After this post was written, the White House pool reporter issued a correction that Carney said sincere, not severe, apologies as they first reported. It has been corrected here.)
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apology; appropriate; carney; karzai
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It just gets better and better
posted on 02/27/2012 4:44:10 PM PST
Karzai is only doing this for two reasons:
1.To get a position in a Taliban government
2.To prevent him from getting a death sentence by the Taliban when they take over.
He is taking a classic move from the Machiavelli playbook.
posted on 02/27/2012 4:47:58 PM PST
for the unknowing, uneducated ,blind, disbelieving, totally ignorant and ...
Obama is a Muslim wanabe or Wahabe.
As time goes on the evidence of this administration and Obamas sympathies are adding up.
If it looks like a duck quacks like a duck.
The term Al-Takeyya means:
Within Islam there are certain provisions under which lying and deceiving is not simply tolerated, but actually encouraged.
Let not the believers take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than believers; if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah, except by way of prevention that ye may guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you to remember Himself for the final goal is to Allah. - Quran - Surah 3:28
Obamas sympathies for Islam mounts
One of the prettiest sounds on earth is the Muslim call to prayer at sunset.
Barack Hussein Obama as quoted by Nicholas D. Kristof in the New York Times - March 6, 2007
The FIRST thing Obama did as a newly elected Illinois State Senator was to attempt to declare a Muslim holiday. Obama sponsored Bill SR0110 in the 90th General Assembly to declare November 1, 1997 to be Islamic Community Center Day. It did not pass.
His biological father was a Muslim.
Because his biological father was a Muslim the Islam world thinks he is a Muslim.
His stepfather was a Muslim.
As a child Barry was enrolled in school as a Muslim in Jakarta Indonesia. An Indonesian Madrasa.
Barack Hussein Obamas first and middle names are Arabic Muslim names.
Barack was the name for Mohammads horse. Husein, enough said.
Obama recited the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer, which includes a vow of fidelity to Islam, in flawless Arabic on a radio program. - Nikolos Kristoff, NYTs, 3-06-07 (***this one is a gottcha moment***)
On that same program he said he thinks the call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on earth.
Obama belonged to Rev. Wrights (a former Muslim) church for twenty years. Many congregants are Muslims.
Obamas said that the U.S. is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.
Obama holds Muslim celebrations in the WH but canceled the National Day of Prayer.
President Obamas religious adviser, Eboo Patel, once deemed the United States the ideal place for the renewal of Islam.
Obama does not give gifts on Christmas.
Obama doesnt celebrate his birthday.
Obama falsely attributes Muslim participation in the founding of America.
Obama required that the cross be covered when he gave a speech at Notre Dame.
Christian symbol covered up during Obamas Georgetown speech
Obamas first major speech in office was a Muslim outreach speech in Cairo Egypt.
The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim, said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.
Obama gave strong support to the Cordoba House community center and mosque to be built at the Ground Zero site of Sep. 11, 2001 at a dinner celebrating the days end of the first day of Ramadan at the WH.
Obama tasked NASA with a mission of Muslim outreach.
Obama referred to his faith as my Muslim faith gaffe in an interview with George Stephanopolous.
Pushes Islamic freedom of religion but not Jewish or Christian freedoms. Several weeks ago he told Israel NOT to build settlements in East Jerusalem. But OK to build that Mosque at Ground Zero.
posted on 02/27/2012 4:49:49 PM PST
by himno hero
(Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
Yeah, the safety of our men and women, that’s what he’s worried about. Pfft! This man is an embarrassment.
posted on 02/27/2012 4:50:02 PM PST
(Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
Carney: “Communications between Muslim officials are not for Dhimmi wretches to see.”
posted on 02/27/2012 4:50:28 PM PST
Wow! It must really have been a sight to see!
posted on 02/27/2012 4:50:37 PM PST
by null and void
(Day 1133 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
posted on 02/27/2012 4:50:50 PM PST
by Past Your Eyes
(Suffering fools is hard work and there's no end to it.)
Yea, probably a tape with Obama pulling his pants down.
posted on 02/27/2012 4:52:01 PM PST
(NEWT - The Chruchill of our time!)
If His primary concern as commander in chief is the safety of American men and women in Afghanistan, of our military and civilian personnel there, it is extremely appropriate to see so we can share this apology with the Taliban right Carney??????
posted on 02/27/2012 4:53:21 PM PST
(I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
Wait ... Did he just say it’s Bush’s fault?
Are you kidding me?
posted on 02/27/2012 4:57:28 PM PST
(Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
posted on 02/27/2012 4:58:42 PM PST
To: himno hero
No question in my mind what he is. Look at the flagless Presidential podium and all you will see is a gold colored, Arabic looking cloth with symbols.
posted on 02/27/2012 5:02:38 PM PST
(What happened to the US flags at the Presidential podium?)
Reporters, schmeporters. Show it to the whole USA.
posted on 02/27/2012 5:07:18 PM PST
by HiTech RedNeck
(Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
I wish Jake Tapper would just walk up to the podium and pants the little pr***.
posted on 02/27/2012 5:27:23 PM PST
To: himno hero
For my notes. Excellent list of evidence (with links) supporting Obama’s own claim that he was and still is a Muslim who supports the Muslim agenda.
To: HiTech RedNeck
I’m sure he’ll show it right after he shows the photos of the dead Bin Laden and a birth certificate with an actual raised seal on it for all to see...
And I’m sure the journ-0-lists dutifully wrote down in their notebooks “Apology to Karzai Not Appropriate for us to See”
posted on 02/27/2012 5:32:23 PM PST
(Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
More transparency as promised by the Obama campaign.
How much time do you think Carney spends in the Oval Office lavatory with Obama?
He is worse than Gibbs who is now giving advice to the ObamAllah about Afghanistan from press reports, AP IIRC.
posted on 02/27/2012 5:37:42 PM PST
( It's Black History Month..Don't forget the 330,000 White Northerners who died 1861-5 to Free Slaves)
posted on 02/27/2012 5:38:16 PM PST
(Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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