No, the US Did Not “Apologize” For the Attack

The rumors flying across the Internet today say that after the shootings at the embassy, President Obama “apologized” to the attackers for the offensive video that supposedly prompted the attack. These rumors are being pushed by none other than Mitt Romney. Hillary Clinton’s name is being touted as an “apologist” as well, despite her statement:

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.”
(emphasis mine)

The White House, on the other hand, not only didn’t apologize, but disavowed an apology by the US Embassy in Cairo.

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One response

  1. I always find it amazing how the right calls any exercise of diplomacy, tact, or restraint in international relations an “apology”

    September 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm

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