White House disavows Cairo apology - POLITICO.com

Barack called out Mitt on his lack of foreign policy experience.   I don’t know, but teh won really doesn’t have a lot of street cred imo.  Clearly, if Israel wants to meet with you over the mess in the middle east and there is a choice between them and Letterman, who should POTUS choose?  Well, he decided on Letterman instead.  Savvy?

The Obama administraiton is disavowing a statement from its own Cairo embassy that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.

“The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government,” a senior administration official told POLITICO.

The U.S. embassy in Cairo put out a statement early Tuesday that apologized for an anti-Muslim film being circulated by an Israeli-American real estate developer.

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions,” the embassy said in a statement published online.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the film depicts the Muslim prophet Muhammed as a “womanizer, pedophile and fraud” — a depiction bound to offend many Muslims.

The embassy came under widespread criticism for failing to defend free speech in the face of threats of violence. Egyptian protesters rioted anyway, breaching the embassy walls and tearing down the American flag.

“Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a Tuesday statement.

via White House disavows Cairo apology.

Deleted tweets from the twit in the WH.

Myiq2xu posted a tweet in his comment section…”Obama says Cairo apology was a mistake. He meant to bow.”   Yup, isn’t that the truth!

About these ads