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Old 02-28-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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Default More transparency-WH won't release apology letter to Afghanistan

Maybe there was a little too much groveling by the great orator or he was thanking him for helping turn the American public against us being there so he could announce we are pulling out by election time. All about votes now no matter what one has to do to get em with these worthless piles of feces in office. I say we apologize to Afghan for putting this guy in office in the first place.

"The White House press secretary told members of the press pool aboard Air Force One today that President Obama’s “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.
Obama’s 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 PJ Tatler » Carney: Apology to Karzai ‘Not Appropriate’ for Reporters to See
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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This President takes Election Year Politics to a new high. He's been hosed high and low by the public for his apology, and he couldn't find it within himself to shed light on what he really said? If it werent' damning to him and his re-election efforts, he would have released it. Clearly there were items of controversy contained that he doesn't want American's to know.

It's all about protecting Barack Obama.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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This President takes Election Year Politics to a new high. He's been hosed high and low by the public for his apology, and he couldn't find it within himself to shed light on what he really said? If it werent' damning to him and his re-election efforts, he would have released it. Clearly there were items of controversy contained that he doesn't want American's to know.

It's all about protecting Barack Obama.
The THREE-PAGE letter addressed multiple issues, some of which are sensitive diplomatic issues. Diplomacy also requires discretion. In the same way that in real estate, a buyer might require that the terms of purchase, or even his interest in purchase, not be made public beforehand. This is not an issue of transparency.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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The THREE-PAGE letter addressed multiple issues, some of which are sensitive diplomatic issues. Diplomacy also requires discretion. In the same way that in real estate, a buyer might require that the terms of purchase, or even his interest in purchase, not be made public beforehand. This is not an issue of transparency.
...didn't know you saw the letter...
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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...didn't know you saw the letter...
I was going to say the same thing. Nobody has seen it but this poster thinks they know what was contained within it?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Maybe there was a little too much groveling by the great orator or he was thanking him for helping turn the American public against us being there so he could announce we are pulling out by election time. All about votes now no matter what one has to do to get em with these worthless piles of feces in office. I say we apologize to Afghan for putting this guy in office in the first place.

"The White House press secretary told members of the press pool aboard Air Force One today that President Obama’s “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.
Obama’s 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 PJ Tatler » Carney: Apology to Karzai ‘Not Appropriate’ for Reporters to See

Lol... are you serious? You expect a letter between heads of state to be available to the public?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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Lol... are you serious? You expect a letter between heads of state to be available to the public?
When it's an apology letter saying we're sorry for them killing our soldiers, yeah the American people should be able to see it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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When it's an apology letter saying we're sorry for them killing our soldiers, yeah the American people should be able to see it.
Why?! Doesn't matter what the content of the letters are. We have to use the FOIA to get emails between a governor & his secretary, and you expect emails between HEADS. OF. STATE. to be public...
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Sounds like a job for Wiki-Leaks.

All I could find is this.

President Obama writes, “I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.”

“The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible” the letter concludes.


President Obama Apologizes to President and People of Afghanistan for the Quran Burning
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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...didn't know you saw the letter...
Read the article....
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