February 26th, 2012
08:41 AM ET

Clinton issues warnings on Afghanistan, Syria

By Elise Labott, reporting from Rabat, Morocco

Criticism of President Barack Obama's apology for the burning of Qurans in Afghanistanis not helpful, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday in a wide-ranging interview with CNN.

"I find it somewhat troubling that our politics would enflame such a dangerous situation in Afghanistan," Clinton said of the complaints by Republican presidential candidates and some experts about Obama's apology.

Obama apologized Thursday in a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Qurans, which he called "inadvertent" and an "error."

"It was the right thing to do to have our president on record as saying this was not intentional, we deeply regret it," Clinton said.

At least four American troops have been killed in apparent revenge attacks in the past week, and dozens of Afghans have been killed or wounded in protests about the incident.

"We are hoping that voices inside Afghanistan will join that of President Karzai and others in speaking out to try to calm the situation," Clinton said. "It is out of hand and it needs to stop."

Clinton also said diplomatic efforts were under way to peel away support from Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

"We have a lot of contacts, as do other countries - a lot of sources within the Syrian government and the business community and minority communities - and our message is the same to all of them: 'You cannot continue to support this illegitimate regime because it is going to fall,'" she said.

But she said the Syrian National Council was not yet the kind of united opposition movement that toppled Moammar Gadhafi with international help in Libya last year.

The Libyan opposition base in the city of Benghazi gave the international community "an address" to deal with.

"We don't have that in Syria," she said. "The Syrian National Council is doing the best it can but obviously it is not yet a united opposition."

Clinton also defended telling an audience in Tunisia Saturday that Obama would be re-elected.

"I was asked whether the comments in the primary campaign, some of which have been quite inflammatory, represented America," she said, adding that they did not necessarily. "I represent America."

As America's top diplomat, Clinton would not normally make political statements to a foreign audience.

"Probably my enthusiasm for the president got a little out of hand," Clinton said with a laugh.

But she said her comments were appropriate.

"I know what happens in campaigns. I've been there, done that, and I know that things are said that are not going to be put into practice or policy," she said. "I did think I needed to point that out to the audience."

Clinton ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008, losing out to Obama.

     

 

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  1. cbr

    One cannot equate the flag of the United States with a holy religious book. The troops may have made a big mistake that caused anger and and the President was correct to apologize for that action. Sometimes apologies are not accepted but nevertheless, the correct response to any wrongful action is an apology.

    Mr. Gingrich loves to stir things up whether he believe what he is saying or not.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply
    • salvatore

      Agreed!

      February 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • A Proud Veteran _ Vietnam Era

      Iw ill take my flag – for which 55,000 + of my brothers in arms died for in Vietnam – over a Muslim Book that preaches hatred against Christians and God -- In case you have not forgot this nation is founded "under God"

      February 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Reply
      • F B M

        Did 'god' tell us to slaughter 2 million Vietnamese civilians? Well, to be fair, that figure can't all be attributed to us. And for what it's worth, I've always thought the Vietnam vets got the shaft from society.

        February 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  2. /sigh

    It is always funny how Americans claim to have free religion and equality yet subjucate others every chance they get.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
    • lolwut

      Yeah, I remember well how the US went into Afghanistan with the purpose of subjugating their religion.

      Bush was all like "Yeah! We're in ur countries! Subjugating ur religions! Praise Jeebus!"

      There was also that stuff about 9/11, but I don't think that was very important, really.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Reply
  3. Jess Sayin

    The GOP doesn't care if their hatred of our duly elected president causes mayhem throughout the world. While most Americans want to calm down this region, the right seems to delight in anythiing they can interpret as a failure for Obama, even fanning the flames of the terrorist group. Hey, if they can use it to defeat Obama in Nov., it's fair game. Sadly these people consider themselves patriotic, while they work against America's and the world's best interests.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Reply
    • lolwut

      I remember, like, a few years ago when a different guy was president and all of his opposition were totally cool and never criticized him or tried to undermine the wars or did things like compare our troops to Nazis and went along with everything because of patriotism and bald eagles and stuff.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
      • Brainy Smurf

        Ha! I was actually thinking the same thing...

        February 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
      • John

        I wonder who that could have been???

        February 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
    • Ajw3

      So sad........but so true!

      February 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Reply
    • John P. Tarver

      Obama is very much like Nixon in these wars. Both followed Halliburton dominated Administrations and then continued wars they promised to end.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  4. D

    Reading these comments, this is why this country is in trouble. We have a group of war mongers who can't see past the end of their nose when it comes to moving this country forward. They only care about themselves, and think it's their way or else. We have had these policies for 30 years, and it's why America is in the boat it's in. Russia has stated they will protect Iran. Yet the GOP ignores this. Just wait til you get in another ground war like Iraq when the IED's and other weapons are provided by Russia and China. These people are clueless, Obama is doing the right thing.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  5. Reagan80

    If memory serves correctly, her take on things like this was somewhat different when Bush was President. Something about it being the duty of a citizen.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Reply
    • lolwut

      That's different! When you know you're right you're allowed to do whatever you want and it's awesome! I'm pretty sure that's in the constitution somewhere. Like in the middle or something.

      That obviously doesn't apply to those other guys who are self-evidently wrong because they disagree with us.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Reply
    • /sigh

      to burn the quran? no one would ever think that.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Reply
    • ed galbraith

      On this kind of matter...not true. Be specific or stop the politicall crap.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
      • Brainy Smurf

        On this matter totally true. If you think otherwise you're clearly ignoring the facts and history to fit your own agenda.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
    • salvatore

      Bush had to apologize when some soldierer shot up a quran intentionally. Did Hillary Clinton say he shouldn't have?

      February 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Reply
      • lolwut

        No, in that case the whole incident was blamed on Bush because he's an evil racist warmonger or something.

        I see that none of the same people have placed the responsibility for this incident on Obama.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  6. Willy100

    This WHOLE thing has gotten out of hand – – Having the Prez take time out from Campaigning to Apologize simply AMPLIFIED the situation and pointed out the RACIST actions even more – – Does HE apologize when Flags are burned ? ? NO – – It would have been best left alone – and BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW – – What a waste of money in a useless conflict.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply
    • zoonib

      Why would Obama apologize if someone else burned the US flag. Any reasonable person would apologize if they where a party to something that went wrong. Would you back into your neighbour's car and not apologize and say it was an accident. There is reasonable thinking that is beyond the America GOP supporter. The people in the middle east do NOT want the US there.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply
    • /sigh

      One can already tell how dumb you are when you call it racist lol

      February 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
      • jsmoulder

        Thats what i say to some of Obamas comments

        February 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
    • Jon

      He's the President of the Untied States, friend. Obviously, any president would have felt compelled to do whatever they could to help save American lives. President Obama is and was trying to calm the situation.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  7. reddog9500

    Newt Gingrich's response to Piers Morgan, regarding his belief that an apology by the President for the accidental burning of the Muslim holy book by American forces in Afghanistan, was nothing short of a display of the utter contempt that the GOP and its minions hold for Obama. They are fortunate that they live in a country where you can "arm chair quarterback" the decisions of the President and Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces. Be that as it may, Gingrich's assertion that the President erred by offering an apology to the Afghani people shows his basic lack of concern for anyone but himself, as has been proven time and time again. I for one would fear for America if someone like Gingrich ever gained the Office of the Presidency.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply
    • bob

      Gin grich is a moron. and so are people who share his views.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Reply
    • jsf12

      The timeline of events shows that it was Obama's apology, not the original burning, nor criticism of the apology that got the attention of the mobs and built up the protests.
      Those books were burned because they had been defaced by the detainees with extremist messages and apparently also coded communication. Burning them was not an accident, not a mistake, and nothing to apologist for. Those who pretend burning those books is the reason they hate us actually hated us anyway. The question was only whether violently demonstrating that hatred would help or hurt their cause. Obama made it clear that the violence against us would help them.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
      • reddog9500

        All your spinning must make you dizzy.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  8. cardopa1

    Oh – we can't complain about Obama the emperor – how about all the years of criticism on Bush – do you think that helped ? Too bad – now take it !

    February 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
    • rickirs

      There was almost NO critism of Bush while in office, expecially by the Press. Ciritism came later when he left office when we began to know the degree to which he bungled.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Reply
      • jsf12

        What planet were you living on when Bush was President?
        No President before or since has been criticized as totally and unconditionally as Bush. He was criticized by every Democrat politician, by every journalist in the main stream media, by almost every sympathetic character in every TV drama. An entire prime time weekly TV show was running that was explicitly NOTHING but mocking Bush. At most intersections I drove through daily there were almost as many people holding signs telling everyone to hate Bush as there now are people holding signs saying they are unemployed and asking for charity.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
    • aDunbar

      Perhaps you can tell that to those who will be killed or injured because of statements made without weighing the consequences.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
    • bob

      Bush practically destroyed the American economy! that's the difference. it has cost trillions to fix his mistakes.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
    • soul68

      The difference is you fools were up Obamas bum before he even took office. Face it, he could cure cancer, abolish hunger, and invent time travel and you'd find something to complain about. Your right wing puppetmasters fill your head with lies and you just take it on face value because you WANT to hate him.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  9. dontbow

    lol yea hillary and the moronic democratic party are now saying not to criticise the president after they did FAR worse against president bush. You gotta love how stupid they sound when the shoe is on the other foot. And by the way we don't have to apologize for a mitake of burning a book when they KILL people! This president again has no balls.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Reply
    • aDunbar

      Spoken like a true 3rd grader. "You did it to me!" What a whine. As my mom was fond of saying, two wrongs never make a right.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
      • Brian Hartman

        What he's pointing out is the double-standard. Everyone complaining now about the GOP criticizing Obama were on the opposite side when the Democrats were criticizing Bush.

        Criticism of the president is always allowed, even if the criticisms aren't always valid. It was allowed when the Dems did it to Bush, and it's allowed when the GOP does it to Obama. People need to grow a pair.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
      • Brainy Smurf

        Common 2nd grade rhetoric: "Quote what your mom said. That will make them hear you.". Common 3rd Grader bully rhetoric "Say what you want now, because if they do the same thing later, you can use the line '2 wrongs don't make a right' to make yourself seem so much more mature"...

        February 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
    • ed galbraith

      It's not about being generally critical of the pres., "dontbow", it's about trying to avoid senseless danger to US troops. DAH. Get it or is that too much for you?

      February 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply
      • Brian Hartman

        What do you think the criticism of Bush while our troops were in Afghanistan and Iraq was? Don't you think endangering morale is threatening lives?

        February 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • F B M

      When we kill civilians, we call it 'collateral damage'.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  10. Agnim

    Obama's PACIFYING of OVER ONE BILLION maniac muslims MINIMIZES THE LOSS of American lives, which is a duty of the Commander-in-Chief, and keep the focus on the matter at hand - put maniac muslim leaders out of business!

    The rabid republicons demonstrated under the wild bush that they weren't averse to increasing America's enemies, and also destroy America with Republican Great Depression Version 2!

    Obama is like a wise beekeeper.
    Rabid republicons are like the beastly bears.

    Obama will smoke the maniac muslim bees, and remove/eliminate the worse ones, while absorbing minimum sting.

    Rabid republicon, like wild bears, will just strike & inflame the hive of over a billion maniac muslim bees. And they will get stung in every orifice on the body. And worse, the rabid republicons will cause many many other Americans to ALSO receive deadly & PREVENTABLE maniac muslim stings.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
    • lolwut

      If there's one issue that can unite the political spectrum, it's that people who seriously use stupid monikers like "Republicons" (lololol see wut I did there??) as if they represent a devastating ninja takedown of their political enemies are retards.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
    • jsf12

      Most of those billion Muslims are going about their ordinary lives just the same as the larger number of Christians.
      The ones who are reacting with violence already hated us unconditionally. Their decision of whether/when to react violently is never determined by whether the provocation is significant. It is always and only determined by whether the violence is effective.
      Obama's apology says the violence is effective.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply
  11. VETERAN

    ME THINKS THAT AS A CONSEVATIVE WE SHOULD PUT ALL LIBERALS AND LEFTISTS IN UNIFORM AND SEE HOW
    QUICK THEY CAN SIDE STEP THE POO THEY ARE ABOUT TO STEP IN. IT WOULD BE CALLED THE OBAMA DANCE!

    February 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
    • lolwut

      COOL STORY BRO

      February 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Reply
    • aDunbar

      How many of the "bomb Iran" Republicans running for President wore the uniform?

      February 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Reply
    • Verstuten

      Im a combat veteran, and a democrat, trust me sir, your proud display of the flag does not, nor will it ever, prove to me your patriotism........

      Put your "conservative" leadership up to your own challenge, they had the chance, and most of them did not serve...

      Your movement is full of hypocrits, and im calling you all out

      February 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
    • F B M

      It seems that 'thanking' isn't your strong suit.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  12. Binyamin

    If these comments are indicative of Americans as a whole then you people are ?¡$*in nuts. It seems like republicans would love to see the country run into the ground on the hope that they can get reelected this year. Is that even worth it? At what point does your country go so far down the crapper that neither party can signit out?

    February 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • GLM

      Why no? t He apologizes to every other country for what he imagines as American wrongs... he is an idiot.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Reply
      • arc424

        Its one thing to love this country and the freedoms it protects for its citizens, it's another to worship it. The USA, like any other human-created institution, is fallible. It makes mistakes. And when it does, it is appropriate to apologize for them. This incident with the burning of Qurans is one such mistake. Yes, the extremists reaction has been inhuman (the recent killing of several of our soldiers in response), but we should not lower ourselves to their level by refusing to take responsibility for what was a mistake on our part. For all of its flaws, the USA still represents a force of good in the world, and we should not tarnish our own reputation and our cause by refusing to apologize for our mistakes.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
      • Marcus14006

        You sir, are the idiot. You only help the Dems, who I predict will take everything in a landslide this fall. Please keep it up.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
      • bob

        You are an idiot GLM for not being able to understand how the world works. did you even go to school?

        February 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
      • F B M

        If anyone's imagining things, GLM, its you.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
      • jsf12

        To arc424, burning those books was not a mistake. They were defaced with extremist messages and apparently also coded communications. Do you think those who defaced the books actually cared about the books? Do you think those reacting with violence actually cared about the books? It is about power. Their eagerness to use violence combined with our foolish reaction to violence gives them power they should not have. Resisting is not descending to their level. Failing to resist is descending to the level of their slaves.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
      • John

        Regardless of it you agree with the man or not go after his political ideals not him personally. Have some respect for the office. Whether you voted for him or not he is the president (disclaimer: I did not vote for him). Calling him an idiot is disrespectful. I vehemently disagree 95% of the time with Obama but I have enough respect for the office to only criticize his political decisions and not him personally.

        February 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
    • lolwut

      Yes, it's always reasonable to draw sweeping conclusions about a nation based on internet comments on a news site.

      February 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Reply
  13. dirty harry

    When moslems apologize for k i l l ing christians and quit fighting for centuries with everyone they can...then I will reconsider not hating them so much...until then I will continue to use the koran as toilet paper and I will critisize Dopey as much as I like to.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
    • mike

      If you are a real christian . What happened to turn the other cheek like Jesus said or is that part not believed by you?

      February 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
      • aDunbar

        Good point. I'm a Christian, and it hurts like anything to hear people calling themselves "Christlike" while hoping we attack and slaughter more people in a war that will accomplish nothing. Jesus would be run out of the TeaParty, just as he was rejected by Israel's equivalent 1st century version.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • F B M

      And when this happens, you'll just find someone or something else to hate. It's what drives miserable people such as yourself.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Reply
  14. sam9962

    "I find it somewhat troubling that our politics would enflame such a dangerous situation in Afghanistan," Clinton said of the complaints by Republican presidential candidates and some experts about Obama's apology.

    I find it EXTREMELY troubling....

    This is exactly what I'm talking about when I say I'm so happy to have a calm, level headed President in charge. If any of the GOP contenders were President (with the exception of Ron Paul), we'd be in an all out war with Iran right now! Just STOP acting stupid and blaming PBO for trying to put a lid on this explosive situation. This is a very serious situation.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
  15. rightospeak

    Mrs. Clinton should be shipped to Israel with Billy without pensions, take McCain and Lieberman with them , so they would do less damage to our country.
    The apology of Obama ( not my candidate for president ) is the only DECENT thing that anyone in our government did to respect another religion and I applaud him for it.It was the right thing to do , Mr. President. The people responsible for the incident of burning the Quoran need to be kicked out of the military for stupidity and responsibility of dead soldiers. If I were in charge, I would hunt down the real perpetrators of this harmful act to the U.S.A. and charge them with criminal act-responsibility for the death of fellow soldiers.
    My intuition is telling me that there is more to the story and some real evil forces are behind this, to discredit our country , to keep us in hate , to fight endless wars.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:53 am | Reply
  16. bill.x

    Republican politicians pray at night that thousands of our troops die enmass over there so that their election chances improve. That is why the apology offends them so much.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply
    • The Queen's iPod

      So you're just pretending to be this dumb, right?

      February 26, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
      • bill.x

        hey queeny ipod, the truth can hurt – but it is what it is.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:53 am |
      • Hubert

        No, he's really THAT dumb.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:53 am |
      • The 47th State

        O I C

        February 26, 2012 at 11:54 am |
    • BR

      GOPers are fighting for the privilege to loose against Obama no no matter what they say right now :).

      February 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
    • aDunbar

      Some think being strong means never saying you're sorry, never admitting you made a mistake, never admitting you are human.

      Others believe it takes real confidence and strength to admit when a mistake has been made, and move on.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
      • lolwut

        That's right. It takes a real man to cry! I am crying manly tears as we speak!

        February 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • John P. Tarver

      Obama has sewn the wing and his harvest is predictable. Try not to blame Republicans for saying "I told you so." Obama is the one with the power and the fault is all his.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Reply
      • John P. Tarver

        wind

        February 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  17. Joe

    If you say ANYTHING negative about the Obama you will get 99 lashes!!! Obama does not need congress to run America, all Hail Obama... Hail Obama.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply
    • NoKidding

      Hail Obama!!! A thousand times! So much better than the idiot GW Bush!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply
    • Granger

      where was ol' billy boy clinton when the boom was coming down on bush. stop critizing obama? what good is osama obama doing? absoluting no good and in fact, he's a failure many more times over than bush. At least he didn't do his interns (or hasn't got caught yet) like ol' billy and then lied about it and got impeached. shut up, billy and go back to your hole.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
      • KCXPat

        HILLARY, idiot. RTFA

        February 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
      • mike

        How many people died when Bill did his intern. The war Bush boy put us in got thousands kill . Now who's the idiot?

        February 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  18. Steve In Alabama

    Quite interesting, the Secretary of State calling to suspend the Constitution of the United States and dampen criticism of the President's apology letter. Instead of apologizing the President should have been telling them if you start anything be prepared for more shock and awe than the world has ever seen. Quit bowing down to these 7th century clowns and realize we are the most powerful nation on earth. Oh yeah, and find a new Secretary of State because this one doesn't have enough sense to even understand our rights to Free Speech under the Constitution.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply
    • BR

      Mr.Steve, this type of machoness is not going yo work anymore. the world has changed and we Americans need to learn our lessons. Politicians do not win elections because they have a lot of money and no brain. Now every voter wants to see who can impress the world with smartness not by how great of the military we have. So shut up and learn how to live civilized.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • RepubsRdumb

      HOW friggin stupid are you?! OUR Constitution is invalid in Afghanistan!! The fact that a FEW stupid American soldiers burned the Quran–IN A MUSLIM COUNTRY–is a total error of judgment. They were NOT on American soil, so they did not have American constitutional rights protecting them. Instead of blaming the President or Secretary Clinton, why don't we see any of the NUTBAG conservative Republicans in here bringing blame to the stupid f*ckin soldiers who put the lives of other American soldiers and innocent Afghani civilians in danger?! The President did the most diplomatic thing–REMEMBER: we're trying to LEAVE Afghanistan, not stay there for another 10 years. This event can only be defined as a conspiracy (by the conservatives, the military, military equipment manufacturers) to extend the war (and fill their pockets) so that anti-war rhetoric can be used against President Obama for the rest of the campaign year, in order to defeat him in November. WAKE UP you stupid idiots!! The President is not stupid, and he will NOT let this situation get out of hand. You seriously think we are the most powerful country in the world?! REALLY?! We've been in Afghanistan for almost 10 YEARS NOW!! We're the most powerful country in the world? Explain why we have been fighting a 10 year war with a non-governmental organization? Shouldn't we have already taken care of the Taliban or Al-Qaeda years ago if we're the most powerful. Wake up and smell the reality of life you morons!! We CANNOT continue war–especially when we can't take of our own country (education, healthcare, infrastructure, housing, etc.). YOU have to be completely brainwashed by the right-wing nut job media to think that we have to give them an ultimatum or even extend this war!! GO TO SCHOOL, dumbshits!!

      February 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Reply
    • ed galbraith

      Right. "suspend the constitution". So, when the Sec. of State suggests that being critical of a Presidential outreach in foreign affairs is "suspending the constitution'" , I guess she should heed you GOP morons and say nothing.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply
    • Steve In Alabama

      Nothing better than watching you Democrats respond. Like putting a chicken's beak on a yellow line knowing it will never come up. One guy so dumb he doesn't even understand that we aren't talking the Constitution over in Afghanistan protecting soldiers who burn a book, rather we are talking our right to criticize the President under the Freedom Of Speech guaranteed to all Americans. You Democrats do make me laugh and have for a very very long time now because not a one of you knows what they are talking about.

      February 26, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
  19. benji

    These losers attacking the president are losers. If they don't like his apology then why don't they pickup a weapon and go to Afghanistan and deal with the fallout?

    February 26, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • lolwut

      Yeah! This is AMERICA! If u don't like it u can GIT OUT!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply
    • Joe

      But it is OK to slam President Bush ?? Shut up, and get off your Daddy's computer little liberal.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
    • cobra Montana

      It is a given, losers always go for a loser.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
    • marinedad05

      What are these GOP candidates and their ilk trying to say? Obama is NOT the first president to apologize. GW Bush apologized SEVERAL times for some major incidents in Iraq. Look those up if one needs to.

      And there have been other incidents when US Presidents have apologized.

      Why do they apologize?

      The answer is simple. Save US military lives falling victim in the turmoil. If these GOPers had children or relatives on the ground, they would sure feel different. I have good friends in Afghanistan right now, and I don't want them to be harmed, because some want our prez NOT to apologize.

      These GOPers are becoming more marginalized than ever.

      I never thought the idiotic GOPers (like Newt and others) would actually one day act opposite to the interrests and SAFETY of our troops.

      What a shameful bunch!

      February 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
      • F B M

        A politician practicing diplomacy. Who'd a thought.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  20. Tad in Missouri

    Newt's rhetoric = war mongering = why he's not going to be elected... Obama 2012!

    February 26, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply
  21. Right statement, wrong object

    Criticism of Obama's roll-over-and-play-dead statement is not helpful to what? His election chances?

    February 26, 2012 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • Floyd Campbell

      Not helpful to the situation in afghanistan, only adding fuel to the fire

      February 26, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
      • jsf12

        Obama's apology added fuel to the fire. Obama's apology has already killed Americans. When you tell bullies that their violence scares you and can control you, why would you expect that to pacify them?

        February 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
    • cardog

      Those who continue with nonsensical criticisum of President Barak Obama will never see the maturity on the part of the President to apologise for our insensitivity regarding the burning of the Qorans. But this is only one of the many reasons no credit will/can be given because putting the followers aside, the right wing elected so-called leaders have shown America that their agenda is much more important then looking out for the welfare of the people they say they love so much?
      You have to ask the question, is it more important to espouse your bigotry/hatred towards this President, or would a job sooth your hurt political feelings. Many of your on the right undoubtabilly did not get the memo. Barak Obama won the presidential election, fair and square. You, for three years now, have been unable to accept that FACT. I do not profess that our country is perfect, but it in my opinion is the best form of representative government known to man. What dims this view is the so-called Americans that cannot beyond thier racism.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:57 am | Reply
  22. Gumby

    I find it troubling when I hear the statement that the President should demand an apology first. This is like little kids (or adult morons) when confronted, rebutting "well you did so and so). Adam and Eve did the same thing, each blaming the other. Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent. It didn't help any of them and neither does not being adult enough to issue an apology when wrong...no matter if the other party responds in kind or not. Wrong is wrong no matter what the other person did. If you or a country can't say something was wrong without receiving in kind yours will be a bitter path.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • jsf12

      There was no reason to give an apology nor to demand one. The detainees who defaced those books with extremist messages and apparent coded communications are responsible for the subsequent destruction of those books. But it would be silly to ask them to apologize. The US has gone to extremes to respect Islam in all its actions in Islamic countries. But that has to have limits. Trying to clean up the mess in a country whose own people won't support that is a foolish pursuit. When the Afghan people allowed the Taliban to rule them and the Taliban supported the use of their country as a base against us, Bush very correctly efficiently and inexpensively overthrew the Taliban. Trying to clean up the mess afterward was a big mistake by Bush and has grown into a bigger mistake by Obama. In Iraq there was a real need to clean up the mess left by overthrowing the government (Bush tried and now Obama failed). But in Afghanistan the initial overthrow of the government served the whole purpose. The Afghan people should have been left to clean up their own mess. If they failed to keep the Taliban from returning to power and the Taliban had not learned their lesson about exporting terrorism, the US could have overthrown them again at low cost to us and great cost to the Taliban's supporters. If we did that every few years forever it still wouldn't come close to the cost of trying to clean up the mess for a population that won't try to do that for themselves.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
  23. lolwut

    Apparently that scraping sound I heard back in 2009 was all the liberals removing the "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" bumper stickers from their Priuses.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:42 am | Reply
  24. taskmaster

    Muslims killing our servicemen Greatly offends me.How about wre have some demonstrations in Detriot protesting the murders of the people trying to help these sub-humans.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
  25. Pat Claytoon

    1. Here in America we can saw what is on our minds; we can speak out on issues large and small. 2. The "Koran book burning" is an issue that was tailor made for use by those who would inflame (control) ignorant people into a frenzy.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
  26. American Patriot

    hillary is a zionist supporter and she should be tried and shot as a traitor.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
    • bill.x

      you are truely a knuckle head.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
    • taskmaster

      American Patriot You are right. She is nothing but a muslim lap dog.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply
      • Idiot

        No your a Mormon Lap dog....

        February 26, 2012 at 11:47 am |
      • lolwut

        NO U!

        February 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
      • DickDDudna

        To you know what a Zionist is? Look it up and check your response again and see if it makes sense.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
    • Ghandi

      Amen Brother...

      February 26, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply
    • F B M

      I love that 'tried and shot' analogy. Very Stalinist.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Reply
    • jsf12

      I think it is wonderful that a fool like you who hates Israel also thinks Hillary supports Israel. Please tell me you also think Obama supports Israel.
      If I thought there was any risk of information penetrating your skull I wouldn't take the risk of telling you that Hillary has always supported the fakestinians and has undercut Israel at every turn, from when she was only advising Bill to act against Israel through when she is now delegated by Obama to act against Israel.
      There are so many rational reasons to hate Hillary, please have fun with your irrational reason.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  27. urmomlol

    None may criticize Great King Obama the Wealth-Spreader! He is the smartest man in the history of mans, and with his giant brain he knows all! He went to college, you know.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • bill.x

      i don't who mans was, but he is doing ok for a community organizer ....

      February 26, 2012 at 11:39 am | Reply
    • JC in Western U.S.

      Well, he's doing a lot better than you are in demonstrating intelligence.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply
      • urmomlol

        It is not my fault! I am a poor victim of capitalist oppression! Each day I groan under a heavy yoke placed on my shoulders by evil greedy capitalists like you! That is why Great King Obama must take ur stuffs and redistribute them to me! It is my right!

        February 26, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • ljm

      And it is clear that YOU did NOT go to college. Try enrolling in a remedial reading/grammar class!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
      • urmomlol

        It's only because ur not paying ur fair share! U must give me ur moneys so I can go to college! I have calculated that I will need many moneys for this purpose, so send nao plx. It is my right!

        February 26, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • Floyd Campbell

      Yes, he earned that acceptance to college, he was not admitted automatically because his father was was rich..i.e Bush

      February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
      • urmomlol

        That is what I am trying to tell you! None may question the wisdom of Great King Obama the Hopeychanger!

        With hope in his left hand and change in his right, he will reach into ur pocketses and take ur moneys and redistribute them to me! Yes he can!

        February 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • Unicorn

      Obviously you did not make it past Kinder!

      February 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
      • urmomlol

        I blame society

        February 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
    • F B M

      Dubya went to Yale. His was a 'legacy' admit, courtesy of pops.

      Nothing 'elitist' there.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Reply
  28. WhackyWaco

    Obama should not apologize to anyone.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • bill.x

      least of all to you for doing his job.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
    • bull

      I bet your parents may have to apologize for something you screwed up ...

      February 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Reply
    • jsf12

      Obama should apologize to America.
      Obama should not apologize for America.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  29. A PROUD VETERAN

    OBAMA AND CLINTON ARE NOW ASKING FOR CENSORSHIP AND APPEASEMENT - WE BOW TO SAUDI PRINCES; WE APOLOGIZE TO CORRUPT MUSLIM PRESIDENTS, AND CLINTON WANTS AMERICANS TO GIVE UP THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

    AS A VETERAN I SAY IMPEACH OBAMA AND SHIP CLINTON TO THE BATTLEFIELD AND SEE IF SHE LIKES BEING SHOT AT BY THE VERY PEOPLE WE ARE SUPPOSEDLY THERE TO PROTECT

    AMERICA NEEDS A COURAGEOUS LEADER AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF - AND THAT AINT THE APPEASING COMMUNITY ORAGANIZER WHO HAS NEVER WORN THE UNIFORM

    February 26, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply
    • bill.x

      go get bent.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
    • WhackyWaco

      Well stated.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
    • BADGUY

      And your replacement? Romney..who fled to France during the Vietnam Draft years. Santorum...NO Service. We saw what happened when we put an Air National Guard and draft dodger into office.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
      • jsmoulder

        So did Bill Clinton

        February 26, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • Retired jahead

      Unfortunately your remarks are that of a very ignorant "veteran"... you shame the 'uniform'.
      Sad but true. Someday, you might grow up and grow smarter.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
      • Pete/Ark

        ever notice that the ones who skipped thier meds SHOUT by typing in ALL CAPS ?

        February 26, 2012 at 11:43 am |
      • Pete/Ark

        and...semper fi

        February 26, 2012 at 11:44 am |
      • Veteran

        You aint no veteran marine then -- get your jarhead out of your arse -- Afghan aint worth a drop of american blood - we could stay there 25 years and the year after we leave it will revert to the tribal country it has been for 2000 years -- we have no business in the country anymore we did what we needed to do – mission over right now you have a puppet American corrupt drug dealing arse -- wake up Marine it is you who are ignorant

        And have you read the Quaran -- there are parts that are downright tgreasonous in this country Bro

        February 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
    • REAL VET

      Take the caps off first of all, idiot. And who's your brave replacement – Mittens, the coward? Or maybe Santorum, the luantice? Sit down & shut up!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:39 am | Reply
      • PROUD VET

        YOU ARE NOT A VET EITHER – LIKELY A LIBERAL DRAFT DODGER IF YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH

        AND SCREW YOU ON THE CAPS - I WORE THE UNIFORM – I HAVE RIGHT UNDER THE 1ST TO SAY ANYTHOING I WANT ANYWAY I WANT - SO TAKE YOUR LIBERAL CENSORSHIP AND STICK IT

        February 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • El Flaco

      I'm a veteran too. Your comments are unpatriotic. Burning those Korans was insane. Now our allies are shooting at our soldiers. Obama is trying to protect American lives over there and you apparently would like to see more Americans get killed.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
    • Gumby

      There are no GOP candidates that wore the uniform, nor did President George W Bush wear the uniform. The last to do that were President Kennedy and next President GHW Bush.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:47 am | Reply
    • dh

      I agree, we need to get this useless president out office, anyway possible. We let these cowards like Carter, Clinton and Obummer into office, and I just do not understand why!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:48 am | Reply
      • NoKidding

        LOL, cowards? What about GW Bush who used his dad's connections to get into the National Guard to avoid goijng to Viet Nam (look at his application, idiot, he ASKED not to be sent overseas), bent down and KISSED the hand of the saudi King, did NOTHING about Iran, North Korea, Bin laden... Just donned his pretty boy custom made flight suit to show up on a ship to announce "mission accomplished" when the war in Iraq had only just began.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • logicnLA

      When you were in the military you were taught to respect those the laws and customs where you where stationed and to set an example. The actions of a few soldiers over the past 10 years in an age of camera phones has made that even more important. The Comande rand Chief, like the General that apologized, were doing so on onbehalf of the troops and this country to avoid this sort of thing. You can't be too proud a veteran if you forgot forgot your oath.
      As for Hillary- she done a damn good job of keeping us from getting inot another war, and from the U.S. being hit by terrorists in the past 3 years. This is the only President in over 30 years that can say no attack has taken place on his wathch, so back off!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • Cynthia

      My sons have served in the miltary and one is going to be headed to Afghanistan this year. They are proud service members, too. They understand that the President's apoglogy was correct, in that, that the burning was done without intention to do so. He is trying to save lives and dampen hostilites.
      I do not want us there anymore than anyone else does. Neither do they.
      What we do not need is more fuel on the fire. I don't care what you think of the apology, I care about the people serving there. And, yes, Clinton is representing the U.S. whether you like it or not.
      The President is not weak, he is wise. And, thank the Lord, not a trigger happy, harpy.
      Let cool heads rule at this time. Not only in their country but, it ours.
      If you truly are a veteran, then I thank you for your service. And those that say a Commander in Chief should not ever apologize or, that our Country should never either when a mistake has caused harm, has never had the weight of the world on his or her shoulders.
      Stop the shouting. It is time to realize we all live on one tiny planet. Let Peace Be With All.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
      • NoKidding

        Agree with you. Any decent president would apologize for something we've done that is wrong. That is what makes us different and above from the rest.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
    • Floyd Campbell

      You Sir are a disgrace to the uniform. Your job was to follow orders from the commander in chief whether you like them or not. Yours was not to ask why, but to do or die and STFU

      February 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Reply
    • F B M

      Seeing bitter, angry old chickenhawks lose their collective shit, puts a smile on my face from ear to ear.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Reply
  30. Harry Baxter

    Sadly, the opposition has only one goal, and that is to ensure that Obama serves only one term. They really don't care if the whole world goes to Hell in the process. A high percentage of their "pronouncements" would lead to charges of treason in many countries.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
    • shut_up

      ALOT OF OBAMAS ACTIONS WOULD ALSO BE TREASON HERE AT HOME? SO WHAT IS YOUR POINT?

      February 26, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
      • REAL VET

        What is yours? Listen to your name & SHUT UP!

        February 26, 2012 at 11:41 am |
      • F B M

        Please clarify.

        February 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
    • bill.x

      they don't care either if our boys and girls die in order for them to meet thier stated goals, as you point out. they are a dreadful lot.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
    • Ron

      That's a pointless comment. The same is true when the tables turn. What is so different now?

      February 26, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
    • W8a2nd

      How true.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:35 am | Reply
    • John P. Tarver

      Obama's destruction of the World is not the fault of his critics. Obama's supporters are responsible for Obama sewing the wind and the harvest is predictable.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Reply
  31. DC Observer

    I am sorry to disagree, but as a Veteran (Vietnam era), I vehemently disagree with Clinton and Obama and I find the apology at that high level out of line - okay, maybe for the Commander on the ground to apologize privately, but never never never the Commander in Chief - This is sending a very bad distasteful message to our troops - The President apologizes for burning a holy book - and our troops are killed by Afghan Soldiers and nothing is said - Christians are being savagely attacked and persecuted throughout the mideast in MOST Muslim countries.. NO NO NO a thousand times no, the President should be demanding apologies from karzai -- or better yet, get the troops the hell out of harm's way from a country who does not respect us or want us there - just bring them home mr President. This appeasement strategy is something one would expect from people who never wore the uniform and have never served. - Afghan is very much now like Vietnam was towards the end where civilian governments and our own President ties the hands of troops to actuall fight a war and win it on the battlefield. BAd decision Mr Obama - We do not want or need a President who bows to saudi kings and apologies to corrupt Muslim rulers – NEVER. This action by Obama has brought shame on the US, the Troops, and our stature in the world... It is DISTASTEFUL AND WRONG

    February 26, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply
    • bill.x

      our troops burned those documents in error, not from orders from any chain of command, so the top of the chain did the right thing in setting the record straight.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • Pete/Ark

      As a VietNam COMBAT veteran ,the son of a WWII/Korea veteran , and the father of an Iraq COMBAT veteran...I think your opinion is short-sighted,immature,and essntially conterproductive.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply
      • shut_up

        spelling is not one of your strong points.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:35 am |
      • Pete/Ark

        @shut-up typing...tough sometimes due to scar tissue...sorry if I offended your delicate sensibilities with a few missing letters...you'll pray for my recovery...right ?

        February 26, 2012 at 11:39 am |
      • REAL VET

        Pete, you're right. @shut-up – please stop being an idiot. Thinking is not your strong point.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:42 am |
    • thereik1

      Written with a great deal of wisdom; or perhaps very little.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
    • Clint, Wa.

      Your comment is what is DISTASTEFUL, DISRESECTFUL, AND WRONG. Not to put down your services in VietNam (THANK YOU), I also am a Vietnam Vet, but I am sure glad I didn't have to serve with you.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
    • Tmoney

      Obama an appeaser –Let's take a vote....Osama? Mohmar? what say you...

      February 26, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
    • ed galbraith

      C'mon, "Observer". It's the childish burning of a religious item that brought shame (and danger)...NOT the apology for it. Can't you people get anything straight. Guess not. Take a look at the GOP slate of candidates. It's really breathtaking.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Reply
    • jsf12

      You are absolutely correct. Even if it were sane to keep US troops in Afghanistan, Obama's apology has increased the violence by sending a clear message that violence against us is effective.
      No US interest is served by cleaning up the mess in Afghanistan. We went far beyond our moral obligations by trying to do so.
      In Libya, the US liberals were happy to bomb and kill thousands of civilians in order to destroy a popular but oppressive dictatorship and replace it with a less popular and more violently oppressive theocracy. We made a mess overthrowing a stable government and we left the people far worse off than they were before. That was a terrible thing to do for no reason to Libya. But it was the correct thing to do for good reason to the Taliban.
      We should leave Afghanistan now. If the Afghan people are foolish enough to let the Taliban or similar group regain power and that group is foolish enough to once again export terrorism, we should do to them what we did to Libya, not what we tried and failed this time to do for Afghanistan.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Reply
    • John P. Tarver

      I smell Nixon when I see Obama.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Reply
  32. davenyusa

    Clinton: Criticism of Obama not helpful
    America: Who the phuque asked you?

    February 26, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
    • A PROUD VETERAN

      oBAMA AND CLINTON ARE NOW ASKING FOR CENSORSHIP AND APPEASEMENT -- WE BOW TO SAUDI PRINCES; WE APOLOGIZE TO CORRUPT MUSLIM PRESIDENTS, AND CLINTO WANTS AMERICANS TO GIVE UP THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

      AS A VETERAN I SAY IMPEACH OBAMA AND SHIP CLINTON TO THE BATTLEFIELD AND SEE IF SHE LIKES BEING SHOT BY THE VERY PEOPLE WE ARE SUPPOSEDLY THERE TO PROTECT

      February 26, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
      • Pete/Ark

        scroll up to my reply to dcobserver...add a few vile personal insults and move it down here

        February 26, 2012 at 11:35 am |
      • Veteran

        Romney has not 1 but 5 sons ... which one of them have serve their country!!!!!. But what the heck they don't have too..

        February 26, 2012 at 11:45 am |
      • F B M

        "Supposedly", indeed.

        February 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
  33. Jim

    Two items:
    1. Clinton you DO NOT represent the United States – You represent your BOSS, the CURRENT President of the United States. When Less than 50% of the American people agree with his performance, Neither HE nor HIS STAFF are representing the U.S. of A.
    2. You "enthusiasm" is NOT SUPPOSED to get out of hand. As secretary of State, you are supposed to contain yourself and your comments AT ALL TIMES. You have just stated what most of us already knew – you are unable to handle the job of being Secretary Of State and NEVER should be President if you can't handle THIS job.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
    • Stella

      Sorry jimmy, she DOES represent the United States, whether you like it or not.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • ed galbraith

      Sorry, "Jim" You don't agree with the Sec of State...but you have no idea, none, about the job of the sec of state...what she has said (agree or not) is PRECISELY within the job description. It's OK to foam at the mouth, but pick you subjects with more care.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Reply
  34. Skorpio

    The Koran should be banned and prohibited because it is more violent, discriminatory and antisemitic than Hitler's book "Mein Kampf". Its content is extremely offensive, repulsive, denigrates and humiliates all non-Muslims especially Jews. All Western countries should analyze these violent demonstrations/killings and consider taking actions against this evil religion before it is too late.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • Evskie

      If your statement came from somebody in goverment, imagine the backlash. You and anybody who repeats that statement are essentialy pulling the trigger causing OUR soldiers deaths. A statement can and will cause just as much if not more damage than a book.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • JC in Western U.S.

      So, you're advocating that we not have Freedom of Religion in this country? What other rights do you think should be removed from people? Perhaps we should not have the Freedom of Speech, either. And if we elect a Republican to the presidency, I personally think that both will be in jeopardy. Along with the rest of the First Amendment.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:43 am | Reply
      • BM

        Just because you have a religion doesn't give you the right to call for the genocide of other peoples. Unfortunately Islam's founding document calls for genocide of living and breathing modern day non-Muslim groups. There is no reason it shouldn't be banned like animal sacrifice, and polygamy is banned for other religions in this country.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • Steve

      Then the bible should be banned too. You realize how violent the bible is? Do you remember people used to die for not being Christians? You know many muslims and people who follow the Koran move to America because they can believe in their religion without repercussions, violence, and evil that there country portrays. Don't blame the book, it is the people who run their country. These countries are centuries behind us and still developing into the future, it takes some time. Just like it took America a while to become what it is.

      And people complaining that Obama apologized, are you serious? We should have known better than to burn a book that is sacred to the people in that country, and we should know how they would react to such an act. And just because they acted the way that they acted, it doesn't mean that we should act in the same way. Yes, we should stay strong and protect ourselves in any way possible. But it is our fault that we burned their books knowing how these people are going to be, it is our fault. We should apologize, but yet, stay firm and strong and on guard.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply
    • John P. Tarver

      You and Hillary should get together and overturn the First Amendment.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  35. Evskie

    Its this simple, any adult can understand it, the apology is to prevent soldiers from being killed. The GOP keeps saying the aplology is wrong inflaming tensions and causing more deaths.GOP should be ashamed and so should posters and they should consider that our sons and daughters are dieing over there as a result.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:17 am | Reply
    • BADGUY

      No problem with Obama's apology. But..in light of these protests, we have to ask ourselves, what are our hopes to "rebuild" that country into a "friendly" ally? I think it's pretty evident. We don't seem to be on track to do that at any time soon. So..our alternatives? Leave the country, altogether..OR... move ALL American forces to a safe zone and continue to attack military/terrorist buildups in that country that might be used against us. I think, either way, we've GOT to pull our troops, civilian workers, etc OUT OF HARM'S WAY!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
    • Rob

      What the main stream media is failing to report is the fact that theses Muslims were passing messages back and forth through these books which is against their religion. the soldiers burned it to protect themselves. Stop listening to the main stream media. You will not get the truth from them. Hillary Clinton is on record saying that criticising the president is patriotic . Now that obummer is in the white hous it isn't patriotic ? LOL !!! I am not a big fan of Bush , but the liberals bashed him all the time. Hypocrysy !!! GO RICK SANTORUM !!!! President Santorum !!! Meanwhile Michelle is on the ski slopes !!! LOL !!!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:35 am | Reply
      • BADGUY

        Santorum talks like a religious wacko. He's a member of a right wing "cult" within the Catholic Church. The founder of this "Prelature" (Opus Dei) admired Adolph Hitler. Santorum is the LAST person we wanna see in the Presidency!

        February 26, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • VETERAN

      HELLO! MY BROTHERS ARE DIEING NOT FROM A PAPER BACK BOOK THAT THE TALLY WERE USING AS A NOTE PAD TO PLAN DEATH AND DESTRUCTION. 911 RING A BELL? ALL THAT WENT DOWN BEFORE?THE ENEMY OF ALL IN THIS WORLD IS ANYONE WHO WOULD DO HARM TO MAN,WOMEN AND CHILDREN,EVEN THEIR OWN. WE ARE NOT DEALING WITH CIVILIZED FOLKS. THESE RADICALS STILL LIVE IN THE DARK AGES AND REACT JUST THE SAME. LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION. IF THEY HAD BURNED THE HOLY BIBLE OR OUR FLAG WOULD YOU WANY TO KILL THEM? --------------

      February 26, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • jsf12

      It is simple. Any rational person can understand it. Obama's apology increased the violence. Obama's apology got Americans killed. When you show a bully that his violence scares you and controls you, a rational person does not expect the bully to be pacified.
      A liberal is necessarily irrational. Every aspect of liberalism involves rewarding undesired behaviors and punishing desired behaviors. Take money from those who work hard. Give money to those who don't. Give lots of money to third world governments that starve their own population. Defer to those who react to any incident with violence. Give giant bonuses to executives who run corporations into the ground (especially since the GOP can be blamed even though the GOP voted consistently against allowing those bonuses). Undercut allies (Britain and Israel) and subsidize enemies.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  36. NorCalMojo

    Hillary has forgotten why the troops are there.

    This administration has consistently asked the nation to curb our speech to appease an enemy they claim to have beaten. It's time to start killing baddies again or come home. Weakness will invite more aggression.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
    • bill.x

      yes mr. santorum – right away.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
    • jsmoulder

      So very true, I agree with all you have said.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
    • todd

      I can't believe your not on a plane to the middle east to kill these baddies.... GEESH!......Get a clue!

      US Navy Veteran

      February 26, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
      • jsmoulder

        As a veteran you should know that partial war, and police actions do not work. It did not work in Nam it will not work in the middle east. As a father of an active duty soldier it does scare me that we do things to piss off those we are trying to help. But war is war and must be treated as such. We did not win WWll thru a police action, or partial war.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:42 am |
    • NorCalMojo

      Been there, done that.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:29 am | Reply
  37. Pete/Ark

    This early on a Sunday morning one would expect that all these ultraright reactionaries should be in thier church learning about christian values like tolerance,fogiveness,kindness,cooperation,brotherly love...and praying for wisdom,strength and compassion. Please people...keep that appointment...you really need it.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
    • silliness

      Seems to me that religion is the cause behind this incident – I don't know that we should be encouraging more people to get more involved in religion.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
      • Pete/Ark

        more time in church=less time spreading disinformation and intolerance elsewhere...and SOME of the "good stuff" might sink in...

        February 26, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • joe

      So do you. Very badly. And send some toward the families of the Americans MURDERED trying to help them. Murdered over what seems to be an accident.

      To me it appears these people have only been looking for something or someone to 'pull the trigger'.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
  38. silliness

    Do not say anything negative about our dearest supreme leader!

    February 26, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
  39. Joe Brown

    The President will be criticized long into his second term. He can do no right by the GOP, even when we see THEM in a worse light.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
    • flyingram

      Joe,

      How quickly you forget how completely Bush #43 was demonized and brutally attacked by the Left. For example, go to any search engine and type in Bush and Hilter – then report back to us how many articles there are they tied together the vile attacks on Bush with direct comparisions to Hitler.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
    • kiss

      Naw they will keep blaming bush

      February 26, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • John P. Tarver

      Obama will not have a second term, unlike his Nixonian wars.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  40. Nadim

    Those hypocrites want to kill people for an accidental burning of Korans, but not the Talibans and Al Qaeda for killing children and innocent people in the name of Jihad and Islam. Obama, get us out of that f..ked up country. We don't deserve to be there.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
    • bill.x

      Amen

      February 26, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
      • martin

        look, if you invade a country, for whatever reason, you will create resentments and fuel resistance.
        if an invasion force was in this country and started burning american flags, what would YOU do?
        at this point the only people who are benefitting from our being in that country are the arms companies.
        saddam is dead. osama is dead. let's get our troops home...

        February 26, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • jsmoulder

      They do not deserve us there.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
      • kiss

        I agree

        February 26, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  41. Ken

    I have a feeling all republicans will convert to the democratic party by nov 2012. They unfortunately have to support a bunch of characters who have no clue what they are doing.

    Regarding this incident. Imagine if we see some 'foreigners"muslims' burning the american flag / burning the bible in mid america. What would we do? I think that we have to put ourselves in others shoes when thinking about these incidents.
    We need to get out of Afghan/iraq as soon as possible and protect the homeland. avoid an Iranian war as much as possible. We sometimes act like blood thirsty people looking for the next country to demolish. Stop.
    The repubs must talk about what they know and not what they do not. Cheers .

    February 26, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
    • jsmoulder

      I don't think that we would kill others, in fact I know we would not. We have seen it in the past, and we do not react that way in this country.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
  42. a disgrace

    obama has been the biggest failure in american history

    February 26, 2012 at 11:09 am | Reply
    • ptarmigan

      think what you will, but history will show that George W., the creator of this mess, will go down as the worst ever...

      February 26, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
    • todd

      You need to quit drinking!.... By FAR, with no second place GWB will go down as the most irresponcible POTUS in history. He fumbled, bumbled, and stumbled thru everything he every did. And try explaning that to the 5000 plus Americian families who lost love ones for WEAPONS of MASS DESTRUCTION........GEESH!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply
    • Moderate realist

      Simply saying that – and repeating it ad nauseam – doesn't make it true... From the day Obama's presidency started and Rush famously declared "I hope he fails" the GOP has done nothing but obstruct, vilify, lie about his nationality and religion and proclaim him the "worst ever".

      What a joke. This is the guy who promised to get all combat troops out of Iraq and did exactly that. Who finally killed Osama Bin Ladin. Who gave clear orders to take out Somali kidnappers and killed them all. During his term the the Dow has risen 4000 points. Jobs are returning merely 3 years after the the Bush years precipitated the worst depression since the 30s. International respect – at an all time low in 2008 – has soared and America is being taken seriously again.

      I have voted Republican more than Democrat, but for Obama to achieve what he has IN SPITE of the obstructionist, negative and petulant intervention of the GOP has been astonishing – if a Republican had achieved half of that, he'd be a hero. I didn't vote for Obama the first time out, but I will vote for him in November based in his record.

      Realism matters – facts matter – and silly slogans are as worthless as the bumper stickers they are printed on.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:42 am | Reply
  43. Ed R

    Isn't this dustup about the same Korans that prisoners (woops! political detainees) desecrated to write messages to each other? It is not amusing watching Hilary make a total mess of America's foreign policy while defending our Presidential embarrassment. They are the laughing stock across more than half the world. I look forward to their removal from office this coming January. Perhaps 2013 will bring an American Spring.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply
    • mugojn

      keep dreaming! Republican candidates are a laughing stock

      February 26, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
    • bill.x

      you don't know about what you speak. clinton, as sec of state, has all the right to speak out. to republicans, it seems, a little more loss of life, our boys and girls lives, as an opportunity to gain some political ground. you are a dispicable lot.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
    • jsmoulder

      2013 will bring an American spring if Obama is reelected.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply
  44. James

    The Obama administration has the right approach when it comes to foreign policy. Diplomacy is still the best way to deal with crises in this dangerous world. Let us not forget that it is the previous administration's policy that has made the world this dangrous. Now the GOP are beating the war drums again. Does anybody really think that Iranians, even if they have nuclear capability to build & deliver a bomb, will be foolish to use it. The retaliation by Israel, Britain, France, Russia, USA, will be so massive a to annilhilate them. A bad side effect of all this warmongering is the increased price at the pump as speculatiors bid up the price of this commodity. No president can bring this price down.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
    • Scott

      Probably never heard of a suicide bomber have you. They don't care about retaliation for they are doing god's work. Name one instance when diplomatic policies worked. 9/11 is what happens when you wait and if we wait now it will be 9/11 time 10.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
    • SG Baker

      We do not have a president at this time. We have a divider that uses the Race Card in every move he initiates. Do not just listen to his words, watch his and his radicals in DC actions. A better gauge of the world situation is to see what is happening around the globe. Chaos exists in each section and this administration is fomenting these uprisings. Egypt is a good example and I do hope the Egyptian courts prosecute the radicals that came to the country to foment riots to the fullest.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
      • gary

        Hmmm I suspect you watch a lot of FOX news. The race card? Stop already with these lies lies lies.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • flyingram

      James is wrong, wrong, wrong:

      Count 1: Does anybody really think that Iranians, even if they have nuclear capability to build & deliver a bomb, will be foolish to use it.
      YES, JAMES...there have been repeated warnings and war-talk from Iran that include all of the codewords (e.g., extermination). This is as much as about regional politics in the Muslim view as seething hatred of Jews. It is the one thing that would elevate Adminijab to epic hero status.

      Count 2: The retaliation by Israel, Britain, France, Russia, USA, will be so massive a to annilhilate them. James, your views seem badly contorted. Russia among the allies to attack Iran? Have you been following the news lately? Are you aware that Russia is the major ally Iran has? Unbelievable. Moreover, even with advanced bunker bombs, it is not possible to completely destroy Iran's nuke capability.

      Count 3: A bad side effect of all this warmongering is the increased price at the pump as speculatiors bid up the price of this commodity. Late breaking bulletin: Oil prices are not the direct result of pump prices. The Liberal Zeitgeist sees the demon oil companies to blame, or "warmonering" as the cause. Oil prices are determined by the international trading system and who buys and sells future. Go ahead, James...as you investment advisor.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • todd

      Well said James!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
    • John P. Tarver

      Obama's foreign and Domestic policies have intentionally increased the pump price of gasoline in order to subsidize renewable energy; by plan. Trippling the cost of fosil fuels makes green energy competitive.

      February 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Reply
  45. NorCalMojo

    Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
  46. jaimeh

    RON PAUL anyone?

    February 26, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
    • JD

      Like it or not, he will be re-elected. Get over it!!!!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply
    • Tom

      this administrations foreign policy has been very successful lead by Mrs Rodham Clinton. we have been able to influence other countries to support our policies in places like Syria. China and Russia are not forming an alliance. Iran is getting nukes, Iraq is heading toward a civil war, Isreal feels our support. thank you Obama!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
      • SG Baker

        Hillary could not lead a hen to her roost. She is such a beauty in her post almost as homely as Mrs Albright was. Hillary has not discovered her Jewish roots just yet.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • Pete/Ark

      who?

      February 26, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
  47. Shannon

    I don't think Mr. O should be apologizing for the burning of the koran. He should be apologizing for those soldiers that were killed. I guess the burning of the koran was more important than those soldiers who are doing their jobs in Afghanistan. We don't need a leader who support koran and the sharia law. As a so called president, he has disgraced our country.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • bill.x

      he is trying to prevent more boys and girls from getting killed by this inadvertant mistake. that to many americans seems a proper action.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:07 am | Reply
      • SG Baker

        Yeah, just like the number of unemployed that his administration don't count, the number of jobs either saved or created (all Union Thug Jobs like SEIU, UAW), they bragged about Obama taking out Osama but failed to mention that the Seals were the heroes, not Obama. He is the worst president in the history of this country, bar none. Jimmy Carter's legacy is not complete, he was only the second worst POTUS. Independent and taking out the trash in November.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • dean blythe

      Shannon – you should probably not go outside without a helmut on.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:09 am | Reply
  48. tony

    Actually Gore was elected President by the American People's vote. But the Bush's brother in Florida and Bush Dads' puppet on the supreme joke screwed with Florida's result enough and gave us the republican Catastrophe of 2000-2008 that Obama is fixing despite the Boehner and Koch Bro's led continuous sabotage ever since..

    February 26, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • Dick Dover

      Get over it....

      February 26, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
      • overit

        we'll get over it when they are hanging by a rope

        February 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
    • SG Baker

      Oh yeah, and you trolls do not know enough to see that George Soros is the second most dangerous man to the American way of life. The uneducated elected this Bozo and the Educated will correct their mistake in November. 7 Trillion and now he wants to give 2 Trillion more to shore up the European Union and African Economies, to hell with the USA.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply
    • John P. Tarver

      Your wooden android lost the election in Tennessee. The Gore recount in Florida was stopped as a civil rights violation; SCotUS 7-2.

      February 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  49. yannaes

    Being critical. ummm critical. he has done little in his term to be critical about...oh lied a few times.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • Shannon

      Lied a few times? His mouth is still moving...

      February 26, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply
    • Marine 8541

      That is dumb. And shortsighted. One thing amongst many that his administration has done that is definitely good: By Jan. 2014 I will be able to bypass the vampire like insurance companies and the overburdened VA health-care system to get actual medical attention, just like millions of others. Also, the GI Bill is great, but it does not come close to helping a person not born into wealth, complete a four year degree program without incurring unimaginable debt. His administrations education initiatives are really a step in the right direction towards allowing people from all socio economic backgrounds to participate in the secondary education system that may help pull us from low ranks of the recognized international education system. A healthy and well educated population is key to a successful society. These are two initiatives that are designed to help with that. How in the world can we, from the middle classes to the low end of the spectrum not understand this? Please, research the policies and guidelines of any system before you draw conclusions on a very complicated situation. Basing your opinions on the typical mindsets of others or misinformation of whatever "news" you listen to is not enough. This was not an insult; I give the spill everyday to at least a few individuals. However, in person it is easier to get them to see the point. Just an observational point, it is becoming less of an occurrence because people are starting to see as a whole what is happening, what has happened, and who is doing what. It takes effort my friend to see. Do not settle on whats being spoon fed to you. Detailed explanations are always needed for simplistic expressions. Just think all that fun and enlightenment for free.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:29 am | Reply
  50. Fey Angel

    Hillary Clinton is such a smart woman.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • John P. Tarver

      Hillary is very smart and it is unfortunate the Democratic Party selected Obama instead of her to be our President.

      February 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  51. JiminNM

    Hillary – Obama isn't the American president. You know it, and we know. Quit the charade.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
    • Mitch

      Have you been in a coma the past few years? Stop posting until you get up to speed.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
      • Jack

        I agree with you Mitch

        February 26, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Kevin

      Technically, Obama is the President of the United States. He has fast-tracked his way to being the least-prepared, worst president ever, zooming past Jimmy Carter. As a business traveler, who goes all over the world, I have done my part to explain away his incompetence.

      I am not going to be quiet, Ms. Hillary, because you think that Americans, who have the freedom to speak out, think of Obama as a failure and the embodiment of incompetence and embarrassment.

      Your memory is short, Ms. Hillary; you were extremely vocal speaking publicly in your own official capacity as a U.S. Senator, against President Bush. "The chickens have come home to roost!", as you democrat party's spiritual adviser crows.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:48 am | Reply
      • bill.x

        Kevin, the request not to speak out is about afghanistan – you are entitled to climb the higest mountain of untruth and yell against the president about anything else. the request is to help save american boys and girls in that dreadful country and war brought upon us by the republican party. the right thing to do is to bring our troops home.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:05 am |
      • Lee S

        @bill, yea, they were just sitting here idly by and we attacked. What have you been smoking? If we were just going to attack some random country for resources, we should just go after Canada. Why dont you look up were we get our oil from. Why would we fly halfway around the world to pick on some country for no reason? Nice logic.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:22 am |
      • todd

        Business traveler...........Who are you doing business with?..... Iran, North Korea,..... Doing your part to explain his incompentence. You should be fired from your Americian job for making such an irresponcible comment!......

        February 26, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • Surfer George

      Grow a brain cell then use it to find your own backside...

      THEN, remove your cranium.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
  52. Flatsguide

    We Americans should apologize to the rest of the world for obama. He is the weakest leader of the free world there has ever been. At least he took the heat off of Carter as the most inept president ever.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:36 am | Reply
    • Aaron

      Define WEAK.

      If WEAK is not getting America involved in more wars where it should NOT be involved – I welcome WEAK.
      If WEAK is compromising with other parties towards a common goal – I welcome WEAK.
      If WEAK is going after terrorists and ensuring they are not a threat – I welcome WEAK.
      If WEAK is making sure America's auto industry survives (despite the GOP) and continues to hire millions and makes a comeback – I welcome WEAK!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
      • Dean

        Auto industry – Bush did TARP.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:50 am |
      • P.G

        Well said. Keep the adults in charge in 2012.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:51 am |
      • Kevin

        "Weak" is the perception that comes from incompetence. Obama's incompetence spreads from a lack of an international policy, lack of an energy policy, lack of understanding of basic economics, and the constant movement on his "principled" stands.

        The whole world is laughing at him. Countries that welcomed him when he was elected view him as weak and ineffective. The weakness is not only the view of Americans (Obama apologists excepted); it is the view of most countries in the world now.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:51 am |
      • shut_up

        tell your seeing eye dog the large caps are stuck on weak.......

        February 26, 2012 at 10:57 am |
      • Matthew in Minneapolis

        Kevin, you can't be serious. Being a "strong" leader is one that can exude force but reserves the right to use it until a proper moment (see Libya as an example).

        The typical Republican strong-arm tactics haven't done well either. Worrying about our worldwide perception all the time makes us bullies, not heroes.

        If you think the world is laughing at us now more than GWB was president, then I got some lake front property is Jersey for ya...

        February 26, 2012 at 11:01 am |
      • Dick Dover

        1.not strong; liable to yield, break, or collapse under pressure or strain; fragile; frail: a weak fortress; a weak spot in armor.
        2. lacking in bodily strength or healthy vigor, as from age or sickness; feeble; infirm: a weak old man; weak eyes.
        3. not having much political strength, governing power, or authority: a weak nation; a weak ruler.
        4. lacking in force, potency, or efficacy; impotent, ineffectual, or inadequate: weak sunlight; a weak wind.
        5. lacking in rhetorical or creative force or effectiveness: a weak reply to the charges; one of the author's weakest novels.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:03 am |
      • SG Baker

        @Aaron;
        I guess the Libyan change of leadership is not counted towards getting involved in more wars. How about the soldiers he sent into Africa and put into harms way? Yep, 3 years and 7 trillion dollars later to pay off the Unions, replace the management of one US? Auto Company, Give another away to FIAT, and give 18billion to California to bail their butts out of financial chaos brought on by graft, corruption and Union Thugs. Yep, he is a great example of how to not unite a country's residents.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:34 am |
      • Aaron

        Kevin,

        I just returned from a trip to Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong and I can tell you they are big fans of President Obama in those countries. In fact, we had several meetings with companies in those countries and just about everyone we met made comments along the lines of, 'We are just glad, there is a President with a world view and perspective in America'.
        Last year, I travelled to several Eastern European nations, Northern Africa and the middle east and the sentiment was very similar – so I am not sure where your perception of the world laughing at us is stemming from. It is inconsistent with my experience.

        He does have an international policy – the policy is to engage America in wars, it should not be in to begin with.

        He does have an energy policy focused on alternative energy sources (not just gasoline) – part of making the American car industry stronger and helping them build energy efficient cars and electric cars is part of the energy policy. If you are referring to the Keystone Pipeline, in our graduate program, we studied the issue of Keystone and the company in the RFP has several environmental issues / problems, look them up.

        He does have a good understanding of economics, his policies have succeeded in getting this country on a path of recovery – ask any economist we've had several quarters of positive GDP growth.

        So your arguments are not holding up here.....

        February 26, 2012 at 11:39 am |
      • todd

        Well said Aaron!

        February 26, 2012 at 11:45 am |
      • jsmoulder

        Weak: See president Barak H Obama.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • Gracko

      We should apologize tot he rest of the world for people like you who are so ignorant about and isolated from the rest of the world that you don't see how we need to learn to get along with others. The world is a global village today, and diplomacy is what matters, not how powerful you think you are. We were in two wars with a tanked economy because the last president thought that "cowboy diplomacy" was the way you win over the world. That only served to isolate us. Obama has been trying to repair that mistake for the past 3 years.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
      • shut_up

        shut up gracko nutmaggot! odumbo is the apologizer-in-chief and does not represent the USA! since demonrats like polls so much a recent poll blasted obozo for bowing to every country and we are tired of this watermelon-in-chief! his goofy preacher is a radical muslim and so is mr bozo. he will be gone in 2012 and he can go back to indonesia to study more of the koran like he did before.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:01 am |
      • Dick Dover

        Confucius say...
        Man with hole in pocket feel cocky all day long.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • Pete

      W was the worst president of the modern age by a landslide. Carter may have gotten nothing done because he wouldn't compromise, but at least he netted even. W nearly broke the country, and it's been Obama's steady hand that has seen us get back on track so quickly. We aren't letting BP off the hook, OBL is gone, Libya was handled masterfully, Iraq is over. Everything the Republican'ts can't touch is gold. Four more years, and looking forward to the majorities in both houses, and probably a supermajority in the Senate. You Republican'ts are just that awful right now.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
      • Kevin

        You have let your hatred of Bush (something that you won't accept from Obama-haters) cloud any judgment that you might have had. Remove Bush from your analysis and you will have difficulty defending Obama.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:53 am |
      • shut_up

        obozo will always be the worst, so shut up and get ready for hope and change in 2012 because this idiot and his mother-in-law will be removed from the whitehouse and then we can fumigate it! i am so tired of his ugly mug and if he tries to sing another goofy song we are going to puke!!!!!!

        February 26, 2012 at 11:04 am |
      • SG Baker

        W's biggest mistake was not vetoeing all the Demogogs (from 2007 through 2010 the House and Senate were in Demogogs hands and in control of the deficit spending)spending spree's. Obama just multiplied that by 10 when he took office. Look for him to declare a state of emergency and try to cancel the 2012 elections. Then we will see the true color of the American blood!!!!

        February 26, 2012 at 11:37 am |
    • John P. Tarver

      The Democratic Party should apologize to the whole World for not selecting Hillary to be our President. As a Republican I can say that we Republicans apologize for Obama and any complicity we may have had in electing him.

      February 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  53. Muhammadwho

    Why is the United States president apologizing for what the UN did. shouldn't the UN being apologizing. It doesn't matter if we apologize or if we don't apologize. This is just a reason for the Muslim nation to act on violence.

    I don’t see us (US people) rioting when our flag is being burnt or rioting when our bible is being burnt.

    This so called Muslim word is getting out of hand. Every time we hear the word Muslim it has something to do with violence. Muslim = Violence

    February 26, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
    • Jim

      Shutup Hilary. Go knit a sweater.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
    • Flatsguide

      The UN is funded by the US. The UN has outlived it's usefullness and should have been disolved years ago. They are bigger socialists than obama is.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
    • Kevin

      NATO is not the UN. This was a NATO mistake, of which the U.S. is the largest member of the Afghan mission. I understand that most posting here are parochial and uniformed, but our leaders shouldn't be. Mr. Obama's apology was the only option left to him after ignorant military leaders made a huge mistake. It doesn't matter if we don't protest over burned flags. Afghanistan is a completely different world than the one you live in.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
    • Ron

      @Muhamadwho. in the words of Fred Sandford "you big dummy" the GOP and it's followers are soo blood thirsty. It takes in fact a stronger man to apologize, it takes a stronger man to push peace first. Last I checked, calling him a weak president...is dummylicious. Was he weak when he got bin Laden, was he weak when he got the solmalian pirates, was he weak in Lybia.....and when did anyone attack the US on his watch...if other countries though he was weak...we would have been attacked!! he's not weak he is smart...try peace first. We apologize, because they, (the taliban) are looking for a an excuse to rally and recruit muslims against us...we must be on record indicating where we stand on this shameful act, regardless of who did it. DOING NOTHING, OR SAYING NOTHING....we will wind up getting blamed, and in another war, and lose more American lives...this will cost us more money we don't have....this is why YOU ARE THE DUMMY OF THE YEAR!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:53 am | Reply
  54. Aaron

    I am amazed at the double standards of the GOP Party and the candidates –

    1) The GOP is Pro-Life and is against abortion but is against the healthcare law that gives live and affordable care to millions that previously did not have it.

    2) The GOP is for family values but millions of Republicans support Newt Gingrich who's been married three times and has cheated on his ex wife. Yet they are strongly opposed to a President who is a good man and is a family man and has been married to the same woman his whole lie.

    3) Republicans believe in Jesus's teachings and his compassion towards less fortunate than them. Yet, they are against those today who are trying to fight economic and income disparity among the rich and the poor. Republicans in Congress were against extending unemployment benefits

    February 26, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
    • Dean

      2. Republicans are not against Obama for his family values but for his inability to run the country.
      3. There will always be poor and they should be helped but, You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

      What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

      The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

      You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

      When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

      And finally number 1, Obamacare
      A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very
      interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International
      Health Organization.

      Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years
      after diagnosis:

      U.S. 65%

      England 46%

      Canada 42%

      Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received
      treatment within six months:

      U.S. 93%

      England 15%

      Canada 43%

      Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it
      within six months:

      U.S. 90%

      England 15%

      Canada 43%

      Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within
      one month:

      U.S. 77%

      England 40%

      Canada 43%

      Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million
      people:

      U.S. 71

      England 14

      Canada 18

      Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are
      in "excellent health":

      U.S. 12%

      England 2%

      Canada 6%

      And now for the last statistic:

      National Health Insurance?

      U.S. NO

      England YES

      Canada YES

      February 26, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
      • Kevin

        These are good points, but it's a problem for a Nation when a rampant number of people die because they are not insured.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:56 am |
      • Ribtip

        That's super! Now tell us how the costs of healthcare compare from country to country.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:59 am |
      • Lee S

        No , hes right the facts dont lie. Another interesting fact to put in there would have been the population comparisons. We have 308 million people in this country, Canada has 44 million, I dont know about Britain, Im guessing no more than 60-80 million. You do the math. NTM we have a huge percentage of our population horribly out of shape and aging. You gonna pay for that? Lemme guess, youre one of them. Socialized Healthcare is the worst idea ever right now.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:09 am |
      • Aaron

        You cannot legislate the poor into wealth...but you can't tax the middle class at a higher tax rate than the wealthy either...you've got to increase the tax rate on the rich to make it on par with the middle class.

        The richest in America are getting richer...we're not seeing the trickle down effect..Corporations today are holding more cash than at any other time in history...cutting taxes for corporations is not going to create more jobs...they are going to continue holding on to their cash...

        We need to spend more money on infrastructure, science and math education which will spur innovation, and improve trade to export to developing countries.

        Regarding your comment on health care....my question to you is AT WHAT COST? WE SPEND FOUR TIMES ON HEALTH CARE per person compared to the countries you listed.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:25 am |
      • John P. Tarver

        Letting women die of breast cancer is a very good way to reduce health care costs.

        February 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • JC in Western U.S.

      Thank you. You've written a calm and articulate comment without name calling or inflammatory rhetoric. If all of us followed your model, these comments might be something other than a place for people to spew venom.

      I agree 100% with what you've written. I find it really discouraging that people have so little respect for the office of the President of the United States that they can't disagree with its current occupant without demeaning the office by referring to the President with juvenile name calling.

      The hatred expressed by the Republican candidates and the vitriolic comments made on CNN by people who clearly are motivated by racism make me wonder how anyone could support the Republican candidates.

      I know there are a lot of really stupid liberals out there too. I saw them call President Bush, "W" and less respectful things. On CNN some of their comments are also offensive. But I don't ever read on CNN a liberal comment that is racist, sexist, or truly Neanderthal like some I read from conservatives.

      I urge conservative people to read the comments. Really read them. Keep mental track of those that are just vile and rabid. Then ask yourself if you want to associate yourself with a political party that attracts that kind of people. You do have a choice. You can write in Ron Paul. You can vote for the Libertarian candidate. You can leave a ballot unmarked. You do not have to support the Republican party in this election just because you can't support the Democrat. And please, no matter how strongly you feel about Obama's policies or actions, at least show respect for the country and the office of The President by being respectful in your language.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
      • Kevin

        I don't understand why people on the left don't see why Afghanistan has been a bad idea since day one. It was a revenge attack. Plus, Michael Moore condemned Bush for it. At least Iraq had some sort of functional purpose, whether it be corrupt or not.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • jsmoulder

      Obama believes in the less fortunate also, he has helped create more of them than any other president in recent history.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:50 am | Reply
  55. Sarad

    I wish that the networks would put B. Clinton or H. Clinton in the headline so we would know which one. The words from one of them does not interest me in the least. I'll leave it up to the readers to determine which one I care nothing about at all.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:34 am | Reply
    • Pete/Ark

      your choice does not interest us in the least...

      February 26, 2012 at 10:53 am | Reply
      • jsmoulder

        You are a hateful person aren't you.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  56. stab

    these two clowns are ot to deatroy america and if this welfare recipient of the us govt.gets reelected this country is doomed,most of his appointments are com,munists and crooks in the mold of jane fonda and ted turner.nuf said!!!!!!!!!

    February 26, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
  57. Unenrolled in Massachusetts

    The problem is that most people outside this country do not understand that the Republicans disagree vehemently with everything that President Obama does and says.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
  58. Mitch

    The GOP candidates are attempting to appeal to the lowest common denominator so they say whatever will whip up the bigots on the Right. Their concern is to get elected and decency be damned. Here's hoping they never have the chance to represent the country as President.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
    • Jack

      Mitch,

      I am conservative, have been all my life. I am 64 and I have to agree with you unfortunately. An for the rest of you that like to throw stones, I hope you like in glass houses, so you have to repair the damage and by the way don't go whining to the government for help, you bought it on your self!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
  59. ru serious

    What?! The dems along with the libpress relentlessly railed against Pres Bush, which caused dangerous situation for our people in Iraq, now they have the nerve to say that it is not helpful to voice an opinion not in tune with the Apologizer in Chief! Truly amazing, the hypocracy is staggering.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • Jeff

      Sadly, they are so arrogant that they will somehow see the two as not comparable.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply
    • Coach

      The hypocrisy? The Repubs, including Bush and Cheney, were saying liberals were undermining the war, giving strength to the enemy and, even, responsible for the death of Americans! How quickly you forget, dummy. Hypocrisy indeed!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:38 am | Reply
    • lloyd roberts

      Not really the same situation. It took almost two years into Iraq before people started to question the operation. Many of Bush's critics during that misplaced conflict were Republicans. One of the greatest republican senators of all time and a war hero, Chuck Hagel from Nebraska, routinely criticized the Bush administration and it's lying about WMD to get us into Iraq. Remember, we were attacked on 9-11-2001 by 19 hijackers, 15 of which were from one country alone, Saudi Arabia. Not one from Iraq. On top of that, removing Saddam, a Sunni dictator in a Shiite majority country made Iran stronger. It liberated the Shia from Iraq who now control the country and are hooking up with their Iranian Shia brothers. Plus I heard Bush many times call Islam the religion of peace and apologizing to local mullah's all the time for offenses agains Islam. You are wrong Buddy and Clinton is right

      February 26, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
    • Jim

      Criticizing Bush was different – as the Democrats and the media reminded us four years ago, such criticism was patriotic. Now criticism is divisive and dangerous. (There's "change" for ya)

      February 26, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
    • Kevin

      False statement. The "liberal" press, most democratic politicians and a majority of Americans (including liberals), put their support behind our commander in chief during the entrance into Afghanistan and then in the run-up to the Iraq war and for 2-3 years into (just until Americans learned that there were no WMDs in Iraq – the whole made-up justification for the war). I for one, argued against the war, but when the decision was made, I shut my mouth and supported my president (he was not the candidate I voted for, but he was my president). I dare you to tell the truth – have you supported one decision of your president (have you even considered him your president?) If the the truthful answer is no, then you are not an American.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
    • Jack

      I agree also. I am asking it stop! grow up! Stop pointing the finger and remember how many are pointed back at yourself!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
      • jsmoulder

        Obama pointed his finger the first three years of his presidency.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  60. SAPENGUINS

    Hillary has my support. She is by far the most qualified person to be President of The United States. She is also doing extremely well in her present position.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:23 am | Reply
    • Meki60

      then why is she not running, she would be better than President Garbage

      February 26, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply
      • JC in Western U.S.

        Grow up and show some respect for the office of the President of the United States. His name is President Obama. Not President Garbage, not Odumbo, not Obooboo, not any of those stupid school yard names you people use. How do you expect to get any respect for your point of view when you show so little respect for anyone else?

        If you really want to change people's minds and make them think about policies or actions that the President has taken, then start by cleaning up your potty mouth and showing some respect.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:56 am |
      • jsmoulder

        JC he is what i want to call him this is the USA, remember everything the left did and said about Bush.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  61. Ron

    It's normal in a political campaign to point out policy differences. But I don't think candidates should make disparaging, off the cuff, comments–anything they can think of to be smart-ass–regarding serious foreign policy matters when they don't have enough information about what's going on behind the scenes. This can be damaging to the country's interests. Unfortunately in this campaign there seems to be little interest in what's right/good for the country–only what might bring victory for the candidates. Say anything that can bring a cheer from the audience.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply
    • JC in Western U.S.

      I absolutely agree. When presidential candidates make thoughtless remarks – or worse, it damages the office of the President, not just the current occupant.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
  62. Arizona Yankee

    Not sure we need to be in Afghanistan anymore, but one thing is for sure, Obama and Clinton are totally lost. They are destroying out credibility and standing in the world. Obama is a huge failure, and Clinton is a huge disappointment.. I was hoping they would succeed at something, but it is clear all is lost with them.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
    • catnip

      I agree with you 100%.
      Obama promised to get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan when he ran for office.
      Obama lied.
      Hillary is a joke.
      They put in her Obama's cabinet for her support for his presidency after she blew getting the nomination herself..
      Good thing virtually no one pays any real attention to her.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
    • Mnemonic7

      And what evidence are you citing? Or are you just making sweeping statements based on emotion rather than factual information?

      February 26, 2012 at 10:34 am | Reply
      • Kevin

        Well, I'll add to his point. Get the hell out of Afghanistan, and put the focus back on Iraq. A place that's worth the blood and treasure.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:51 am |
      • Kevin

        Here are some facts: al Qaeda has been decimated. During the current administration, there has not been one significant attack on U.S. soil or U.S. interests (outside the war zones.) You can't make this claim about the Bush admin. nor the Clinton admin. Obama has done dozens upon dozens of things for this country (if you're a woman, it is now illegal to pay you less than your equally qualified male counterpart.), his bad-arse handling of all things terror is just one of them. So, even if you disagree with his successful healthcare law, you are not being honest if you can't see that his war on terror has been successful.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:54 am |
    • mike

      Your opinion yes, but not based anywhere in fact. Our reputation and standing in the world is very high right now and has been repaired from the last administrations. you dont like Obama and you are entitled top that but your opiniion does not refect the rest of the world.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
    • Dave

      I guess you mean compared to President Bush, who was such a great success? Sure, Irag was such a brilliant stroke. INvade a country, throw away trillions of dollars and 4500 American solldiers lives and who knows how many innocent Iraqies in the chaos that followed, all to capture that pick up truck that didn't turn out to be a wmd after all. That was sure brilioant. Not like President Obama's bumbling efforts to kill Osama bin Ladin, oh, wait, that did work, and that problem in Libya that we just can extricate ourselves from..oh, wait , we never did get any boots on the ground there...well, I'm sure he made a lot of mistakes, but I just can't think of any right now.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
    • Rick

      You have absolutely no clue what you're talking about. Obama was handed two unnecessary wars that had both gone bad and lasted far longer than any of their supporters ever dreamed. He's done an admirable job of fixing the mess; and by getting rid of bin Laden, President Obama has removed any reason for the wars to continue - other than to try desperately to somehow clean up Bush's debacle, which is impossible.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
  63. Ron Hall

    This is what Syria would look like in 10 years. There is no end to to the infighting and hate. The hate goes back to the Crusades. Get out and let them work it out. Secure our borders and our defense.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
    • Arizona Yankee

      Well said. I'm with you all the way on that one.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply
  64. hope120

    Hillery should have been prez !! Why did we bother going over there except getting our people killed. Let them animals kill each other. Dont bother emailing to me either. If you dont like it go live over there with the animals that forgot to evolve!!!

    February 26, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
    • Arizona Yankee

      After Hillary's performance the last 3 years, she should go home and cook Bill's dinner.
      She is a huge disappointment. She is an Obama puppet and nothing less. America is not her concern, she is her concern. Exactly like Obama.....Worthless.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply
      • mike

        You are the master of overstatement. Or at lest right in there with limbaugh and newt and hannity. dont let any dissenting information or facts get in the way of your opinion.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:41 am |
      • Mnemonic7

        This must be a GOP thread. Just curious Arizona Yankee, who are you supporting for the nomination?

        February 26, 2012 at 10:42 am |
      • lloyd roberts

        I don't know how anyone from AZ can claim to be a yankee. But your state, I seem to remember a senator from there named McCain was truly aggravated about going into Iraq. He realized that Bush's claims of WMD were false and also realized, unlike mental midget bush, that removing a Sunni dictator in a majority Shia country would not be good for the US. That has been proven true now. If you can read, read today's NY Times about the Syrian conflict and why it is so different from other mid-east Arab springs. But remember, this article is written by experts on both sides of the aisle, it's not FOX News. Don't know if you can handle the truth

        February 26, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  65. MichiganMoon

    In war criticism is patriotic if the other party is in power....it is dangerous if your party is in power.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
  66. reality

    What is America still doing in Afghanistan, Bin Laden is long dead, go back to your country.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
  67. petemg

    Okay why didn't Obama remind the people of the world that there has been much religious persecution. It is not just against Muslim. But why is it okay for the Muslim to criticize our God with caricatures of Him. Religion causes many wars throughout history. It seems though that Obama respects Muslim religion more. That is why religion and politics do not mix.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
    • mike

      Beclause this is America and we realized a long time ago that religous tolerance was an imporatnt concept of democracy. As Americans we are beyond name-calling and criticism of our religions. If we ware not ,then we are just as behind the times as the zealots of Islam or any other fanatical sect of any religion. We should live by the values of our country and not theirs.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
  68. ckarke

    I am going to pray for all the simple minds on this forum. God help us.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
    • JC in Western U.S.

      Thanks. I think we need all the prayers we can get. There are some really amazingly idiotic people in this country. Today, they're over-represented here.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
      • jsmoulder

        You included, I have read your posts.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  69. Donald

    Did I spot Hatered and Racism here or what?. Wake up people don't forget there are still soldiers over there. Your support doesn't help a bit. My advice to the Hatered people is listen more than speak ok!

    February 26, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
  70. mipolitic

    keep talking, the enemy are laughing.

    obama is weak

    February 26, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply
    • Hugo

      Republicans are attack dogs, they attack any country, political adversary and opinion that goes against their self indulging agenda. Bush was the weak one, Senior AND Junior. They both COULD NOT WIN the Iraq war. President Obama at least finished it, got Bin Laden, got Ghadaffi and kept the US safe of terrorist attacks. Something Dubya CAN NOT say. Now watch this drive....

      February 26, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
      • nthing2gain

        Unless that country has a very powerful lobby/PAC, then they will bend over backwards to help that country and ignore anything immoral, illegal, unethical, etc. they may do. That goes for all parties.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • lottafun

      @mipolitic That statement is so uninformed. Would you care to back it up, ignoramus?

      February 26, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • np

      How does making an apology weak? You feel that in order to be strong one must use rhetoric and make threats. I am not American, but I can tell you that Pres Obama is seen as a strong leader, probably one of the strongest in modern times
      since he does what he says he is going to do, has international respect, and acts as a true statesman and not as a "gunslinger" like past republican leadership.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:23 am | Reply
    • Irene Clark

      Our enemies give what Obama says no validity because they know, as well as we do, that he doesn't speak the truth on most occasions. He was elected on the promises that he made, but has utterly failed to deliver. Best example is his saying he's for middle Americans. Hey, you middle Americans, does gasoline at $5.00/gal help you? Obama will try to tell you it does. We have a President who doesn't know up from down and it has cost us dearly in every arena in the whole world .Undoing the damage Obama has done is no small task for the next President (2012).

      February 26, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
  71. BurntheQuaran

    Get out of Afganastan now,

    February 26, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
  72. krippendorf

    Any American who cares about the lives of our service men and women should be smart enough not to inflame the citizens of the country we are occupying, whether by burning their sacred texts or by criticizing a leader who apologizes for those who do. The GOP are not patriots, they are opportunists who care more that their donors' defense contracts keep coming in than that our service men and women come home alive.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
    • Bob

      They're terrified of Israel because they fear it. They're poor and mystical people who easily bow to the suggestion that these world-class equipped super soldiers that occupy their lands with superior technology are functionaries of an evil civilization. It's a mixed bag however. They also bow to a suggestion that this isn't true and welcome their presence because they realize, to some extent, that their generous benefactors of aid funds are not all bad, their tribal militancy has huge flaws too and we do good in their communities by outing terrorists.

      Burning Qu'rans enhances the suggestion that we're the bad guys. That does no good for anybody.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:15 am | Reply
      • nthing2gain

        Bob, where do you get your information from? Do you know where Afghanistan and Israel even are? FYI, most people in Afghanistan don't know about 9/11. I think you are a bit misinformed and possibly naive. I could be wrong though.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:38 am |
    • Gloria

      Obviously the GOP candidates have not served in the military nor has their children. So they DO NOT CARE . Only Ron Paul stood up and said NO to WAR why??? because he's the only one that's been in the military. Let's send Romney and Santorum's sons.. let's see how much they want to go to war then...

      February 26, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
      • Bob

        You are completely right, Gloria. War is unnecessary. It does nobody any good.

        In line with being the superior culture, it's pointless to not apologize. Like duh.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:46 am |
      • jsmoulder

        I believe the majority of the military to be GOP.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
    • jsmoulder

      You were doing so well till you started criticizing the other fifty percent of the country unjustly. What the current group running to be president does not always represent the whole of the GOP. Gross generalizations by the current president of the GOP shows his lack of respect and earns him no respect from me. I agree with part of what you say until the criticism.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  73. Sagebrush Shorty

    No comment required.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
  74. ClintonLowLife

    1. We do not lower our American standard to any nation
    2. We do not apologize to any nation
    3. We retain the right to speak freely in criticizing our public officials including Mrs. Clinton

    Mrs. Clinton should stop inciting wars. She should stop using drama, funding drama, televising drama before the American people as she did in a tiny community of Rochester, NH during her 2008 campaign.

    Mrs. Clinton funded a spectacle of drama where a well-known local man of incompetence was used as a decoy as if he held someone hostage in her campaign office.

    That event cost the local taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars as the SWAT team was dispersed for drama effect to purposefully draw international media attention to MY HOME CITY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

    Mrs. Clinton is a mentally ill woman that seeks attention by using people she knows cannot afford to hire an attorney. She is manipulative, hateful, spiteful and murderous.

    She coordinated the murder of her former attorney because he had too much personal information about other crimes that she and Bill Clinton carried out.

    Mrs. Clinton should leave office in dignity now, before she is carried out by United States soldiers, screaming and crying for her life – as she has caused to so very many innocent Americans that remains under seal by the Courts and not for public viewing.

    She is the cause of political hate crimes.

    I am proud, and it is an honor to expose this family for what it has personally and intentionally caused directly against my family.

    Bill Shaheen
    Michael Easley
    Roy Cooper
    Haley Barbour
    Barack Obama

    All are culpable parties that caused my family violence, loss of estate and more because I am a whistle blower that exposed each one.

    I will defend my soldier son and his right to defend his nation under God no matter what it takes under the power of the law of the United States.

    I hate traitors.
    I prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

    So help me God.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:04 am | Reply
    • ckarke

      Lord have mercy, I will pray for you.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:11 am | Reply
    • DJH

      You are seriously ill.
      D.J. H.
      Colonel, United States Army, retired

      February 26, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
    • Yoda

      Fear, fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger Leads to Hate. Hate leads to suffering. Strong with the Dark Side of the Force this one is.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
    • Mike

      Yes, I do hope God helps you – He knows you need it.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply
    • James

      You are a flaming idiot. How about I come to your house and start trashing your stuff? Wouldn't like it, would you? Why should we expect anything else from anyone else?

      The fact of the matter is that unless you are happy with the US being turned into a hate driven country that endorses religeous persecution then you should be ok with an apology for burning religeous books by foreign troops.

      We aren't there to "help" the people of Afganistan, we are there for our own stategic reasons. Period. Since when is it ok for us to bully other nations. If you hadn't noticed it is this kind of sophmoric destructive thinking that has most of the world hating us, not because we are the best in our own minds.

      Since when does freedom of religeon mean that it is only ok if you follow my religeon and nothing else?

      Everything you have stated is what is wrong with the US and why if we are not careful we will end up in another WW with very few allies.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
    • Pete/Ark

      1. add two more layers of tinfoil to your hat. 2. scan the night sky carefully,the black helicopters are coming. 3. play the radio loudly do overload the bugging devices. 4. try to remember where you hid the thorazine. 5. shut up.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
    • JC in Western U.S.

      Wipe the froth off the corners of your mouth. Take your meds. Your Conspiracy Theory makes absolutely no sense to the rest of us. We're not tuned in to the station you're picking up with your tinfoil hat antennae.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
    • marinedad05

      An apology when warranted is more important than your stupid ego, and hubris. Apologies do save lives of our troops, tones down the rhetoric.

      Put you country and lives of our troops first, and erase your visceral hatred for liberals, Clinton, Obama etc.

      Jeez! people are getting dumber and dumber in this country with every passing year.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Reply
  75. bolock

    Mrs Clinton, the only person who should step down is you. Stop encouraging and promoting violence against non democratic regimes, The civilians of Homs will stop dying once their "armed militants" which are backep up by you,
    stop fighting the Regine. Take Russia ad China's advice . "mind your own business" and stop encouraging protesters around the world to fight non democratic regimes. As I recall when unarmed Wall Street protesters went a little beyond the line US securities were quick to make arrests and beat them. Our democracy where we have 1% and 99% isn't a role model for other countries to adopt. In all countries where we have tried to force democracy it has failed miserably, Libya being the latest where the country is still being ruled by armed gangs, and your westernn backed NTC of libya doesn't rule anythng outside of it's office. Stop making a spectacle of yourself every time you open your mouth.

    February 26, 2012 at 10:03 am | Reply
    • np

      Mrs. Clinton, your doing a standup job for America, please keep it up. As for Republicans who are criticizing Pres Obama for making an apology, it takes a real statesperson to make a sincere apology when his/her country has done wrong...once again republicans put bipartisan politics ahead of their country. Who's the real enemy!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
  76. ClearyJ

    What is not helpful is to have an idiot in charge of war. What is not helpful is to have an apologist who has more loyalty to foreign Muslim ragweed fanatics than to the American Constitution and flag. What is not helpful is to have a President who supplicates on bended knee without demanding that Muslims move up to at least the 14th century. What is not helpful is to say, "We're sorry" without demanding apologies from Afghanistan for the loss of life to our citizens in 911 and then our troops who are, mistakenly, trying to help them build a country. We don't need some 3AM nincompoop trying to shore up support for a Messiah who should never have been given the reigns of power in the first place.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
    • Jean Sartre, Milwauke, WI

      I just love overt bigotry on a blog...

      February 26, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
    • Nando

      What really gets you and your kind really going is everyday you wake up to a WORLD THAT LOOKS LESS LIKE YOU !!!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:03 am | Reply
    • Tomi

      You scared me with so much hatred ,bigotry and ugliness....I feel sorry for you for your comments. You sound like a tormented soul...look inside yourself and see what is the pain that you carry that makes you that way.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • mark99er

      You are an idiot. This President brought our trroops home from a war of lies and murder created by your right wing president and cronie. He sought and killed Bin Laden (thats a real "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED") destroyed Kadaffy Duck and has sought and killed more Al-Quida Leaders than his predecessor who allowed this 911to happen under his watch. Crawl back into that neo-con sewer you came from!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:09 am | Reply
    • fred

      it was your king bush who invaded two country got our men and women killed. if he should not have been their in the first place bush really shouldn't" have been their. i guess the presidency is for certain men. when you do something wrong the christian thing to do is apologize.we invade their country, kills their family, burns their religious book but we want an apology. for the record america is arrogant we in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Egypt,now the republican want Syria and Iran. all Muslim countries. you want an apology from them

      February 26, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
    • Mike

      what is not helpful, is that you have not been taking you medications

      February 26, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
  77. Adam

    What the heck?!!....."publicar?"

    Apparently CNN thinks English speaking Americans need to learn Spanish.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply
    • Sagebrush Shorty

      And it's not the first time.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
  78. Pakistani Hater

    Tim to get the hell out of there. Let these anilmals likk each other...who cares if they they do??

    February 26, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
    • Pakistani Hater

      Damn keyboard on Iphone....Let the animals in Afghanistan (Syria and Iraq) kill each other. Solves the problem for us. God's will for Muslims to turn on one another.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
      • Jean Sartre, Milwauke, WI

        MAN created GOD to control the masses and to subjugate women; keep believing in your imaginary friend in the sky... it is ever so nice to see the herd mentality is alive and well... religious institutions like that too... they get your MONEY along with your empty brain...

        February 26, 2012 at 10:06 am |
      • lottafun

        I am so offended by your statement. My wife is afghan and she happens to have family there. It's so easy when you're sitting atop a perch to look down on those less fortunate. 30 yrs of war, a corrupt government will have a toll on society. What they need is a responsible government that is dedicated to educate their people to 21st century standards, not to kill each other. You are such a racist bigot. What a name – "Pakistani Hater"!

        February 26, 2012 at 10:25 am |
      • Mike

        you've got serious issues, sir

        February 26, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  79. SMELL-A-SLUR O'BRIEN

    on another note, can CNN remove race-baiting anchors like smell-a-slur- o'brien?

    each i look back on the CNN website to see some stupid race-slanted article. sad that your reporters have such agendas.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
    • Coach

      Fox News and the Republican Party is NOTHING but race baiting. The dog whistles are loud and clear.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
  80. Adam

    Boy, Hilary Clinton defending Obama's actions by saying George Bush did the same thing.

    There's a world you never thought you'd see.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:52 am | Reply
  81. Ken

    I have a feeling all republicans will convert to the democratic party by nov 2012. They unfortunately have to support a bunch of characters who have no clue what they are doing.

    Regarding this incident. Imagine if we see some 'foreigners"muslims' burning the american flag / burning the bible in mid america. What would we do? I think that we have to put ourselves in others shoes when thinking about these incidents.
    We need to get out of Afghan/iraq as soon as possible and protect the homeland. avoid an Iranian war as much as possible. We sometimes act like blood thirsty people looking for the next country to demolish. Stop.
    The repubs must talk about what they know and not what they do not. Cheers .

    February 26, 2012 at 9:52 am | Reply
    • Jeremiah

      Ken, we see Muslims and others burning our countries flag all the time. Yet we don't take to the streets to riot let alone conduct peaceful protests of their actions. The reactions of the people of Afghanistan is a result of systemic indoctrination by their religious leaders. They hold their holy book above all else. Their reactions to the burning of copies of it, whether accidental or not, is comprehensible to most Americans. The fact that an apology was not sufficient and that any loss of life occurred as a result is unacceptable in my opinion.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  82. Marc

    So typical of Dems to be aghast at any criticisms! You are so ridiculous in your "outrage" as if Bush wasn't constantly criticized by the Libs at every turn. Give me a break!!

    February 26, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
    • cullenpest

      So true!

      February 26, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply
    • Emmy Skaddittle

      but to continue to fan the flames when Americans are in harms way in Afghanistan is almost criminal

      February 26, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
      • ArchieDeBunker

        You betcha Emmy! Just like Madeline Not-At-Albright fanned the flames (and threw gasoline on them) by standing in front of the French Parliament and lambasting President Bush and the Iraq War – thereby giving clear aid and comfort to the enemy. That, by the way, is the exact definition of TREASON – for which Mad Maddy has never been punished!

        February 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
    • Jean Sartre, Milwauke, WI

      Yes, Bush did have to endure a little criticism; however, he was also the only living brain donor to inhabit the White House... so, I guess there were some very valid reason(s) for the criticism...

      February 26, 2012 at 10:11 am | Reply
      • Jeremiah

        Your constant criticism of others making comments is comical Jean. Throwing around accusations of bigotry and racism where none exists. Then you make a comment like this one and it is all too clear what you are; nothing more than an Obama shill.

        February 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
    • Mike

      where do you want the break?

      February 26, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
  83. Wade

    And to think I once had respect for her. WOW. They bashed Bush for years relentlessly and now that Obama is taking heat all of a sudden if is not helpful. What a a bunch of sorry hypocrites indeed.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
    • Emmy Skaddittle

      but if the bashing of Obama means that you are condoning the stupidity of the people for burning the Korans and inflaming the Afgan people to hurt Americans, the candidates need to stop.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:58 am | Reply
      • Jeremiah

        No one is condoning the burning of the qua ran. Issuing an apology with regard to the incident shows weakness. It is a different culture than the US has.

        February 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  84. Mary Jane

    Obama's apology was based on the fact that he is a Muslim and he was personally offended by the burning of the Koran....However if they were burning the Bible i'm not so sure the President would have said a word....in fact he probably would have broke out in song and dance and ordered another Beer summit or maybe just a basketball game......The guys a dick

    February 26, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
    • DJCowboy

      Are you Glenn Beck's butt buddy?

      February 26, 2012 at 9:58 am | Reply
    • Emmy Skaddittle

      do you really think that is true, man they have you brainwashed

      February 26, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply
    • Aaron

      Mary – that is a terrible assessment of why the President apologized and if you believe that – it clearly shows that you lack the ability to think things through rationally. If you have seen the aftermath of what has happened since the burning, you will know just why the President apologized. Any responsible President or government official would have done the same thing.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:00 am | Reply
    • Tomi

      What an ignorant thing to say....Get a grip of yourself and learn before labeling people. We all should respect one another period. Ignorance makes you blind!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
    • USA JOHN

      He's NOT a muslim for one, I dont like him either, but you are in a dream world. He has been going to the same church for over 20 yrs, was he planing to get to the most powerful office since then? wait i will pretend im a christian so i can get to be President...c'mom Mary....

      February 26, 2012 at 10:09 am | Reply
      • Idiot

        No you should pretend your a mormon ... you can hide your money (what you have no money ha) and all those Cadilacs your wife is driving..

        February 26, 2012 at 11:57 am |
    • JC in Western U.S.

      Your first sentence makes every rational person from both political parties throw up our hands in despair for the American people. Do you have any idea what damage you do to your own party when you spout nonsense like that? You make normal people want to run screaming away from the Republican Party. You make people think that all Republicans are as clueless as you are. No intelligent person of any party in the entire United States thinks Obama is Moslem or questions his American citizenship. Republicans can post fifteen cogent comments in a row, moving some people to thoughtful consideration of the conservative viewpoint, and then you come along and remind everybody that intelligence is sorely under-represented on the right wing of the Republican party. Then the smart Republicans have to start all over from square one to make the rest of us think that the Republican party might contain normal people.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
    • syl j 43

      come on everybody give obama a break, just because he is the worst president and least respected of all time.and just because he cannot speak without a teleprompter and he lies often. oh well maybe he needs more than a break (booted out).of the white house is a suggestion.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  85. Buck Hilton

    Republicans peddle fear, paranoia and hatred of our President. They are vile and cruel people, who wish to see nothing short of the destruction of this great country simply because the president does not have (R) after their name. It's shameful, but to be expected. These morons apparently think the only way to solve a problem is to drop a bomb on it.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
    • John P. Tarver

      Romney will tea bag Obama.

      February 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Reply
  86. SQZ

    The president is not helpful. Not one bit. So calling out his inaction and apologetic coddling is appropriate.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:49 am | Reply
    • Aaron

      Thanks for this detailed, rational and verbose assessment of the President.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
  87. us1776

    What else would you expect from the GOP?

    The GOP will grasp at any straw right now.

    The GOP has become a party at war with itself. It has no platform, no credible candidates, and no acceptable message to mainstream America.

    The GOP has become a party of rightwing extremism.

    .

    February 26, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply
    • jsmoulder

      And the Dems have become the party of we know how to spend your money best. So go buy this go buy that and give us the rest.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
  88. locobill

    Hillary is a class act. Shame on the Republican candidates for their criticism of the President. They only inflame the situation, and may be just as responsible for the violence as the Taliban crazies. When American soldiers lives are endangered the Republicans need to shut up rather than inflame the situation.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
    • Tomi

      I agree with you locobill 100%...well said. For the first time in 25 years I have seen so clearly who the Republicans are and frankly is scarry what a bunch of lunatics, heartless,......and the list goes on.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:15 am | Reply
  89. yuhmad

    I agree with you Mrs. Clinton but all these Republicans want is to rush into a country without a head just like the way they did with Iraq and cause us trillions. Republicans are just out for war and still yet they want to cut spending and does not want to maintain the unemployed. Everything Obama does to help, these Republicans want to know how will it be paid for yet still they are pushing Obama to send troops into Syria without knowing who are the rebels. Furthermore, they are easy to rush our troops into Syria but cannot come up with a job creation bill to help the unemployed and the housing foreclosures. Republicans are full of S**T!

    February 26, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply
    • jsmoulder

      Democrats voted to go into Iraq also. Just pointing that out.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  90. Tim Schmal of San Antonio Texas

    Hillary Clinton is who she is because of her husband's name. She would NEVER have been a senator without his being president. She would NEVER have been Secretary of State without her husband's name. She is beyond worthless, an ultra-liberal socialist and an absolute hypocrite for saying people shouldn't criticize or speak badly of the President, when that is all she did about George Bush. Barack Obama has been a liar since he ran for President. He made promises he hasn't come close to keeping. He acted throughout his original campaign as though he were going to be a moderate, someone who would truly work with both sides of the aisle in Congress. Once elected, he threw the Republicans under the bus and has done nothing but waste our nation's money, lie more, deceive more, and now that he is running for re-election, attempting to cover 3 years of costly mistakes, trying to woo and get on the good side of all those groups he has constantly and consistantly screwed.

    Ms. Clinton, you are ridiculous and should NEVER have had a public office. You are the Danica Patrick of politics. You're not there because you deserve to be there. You're not there because you paid your dues and worked your way up from the bottom. You're who you are because your husband was President and he cheated on you and everyone felt sorry for you. That's it.

    Barack Obama deserves every single piece of criticism he receives. This is AMERICA, not Cuba or Iran.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply
    • Coach

      And little unintelligent lizard brains like you should be confronted at every opportunity. Dumb and unpatriotic is no way to go through, son.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
      • cullenpest

        Truth hurts, huh?

        February 26, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • Rags

      Another schmuck troll hiding behind a keyboard saying things unknown to him/her. Just spouting to spout. Fool!

      February 26, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
    • fred

      i hope you do not believe the republicans have not broke a promise or they do not lie. their is nothing wrong with criticizing a person policy but this personal crab need to stop, what does socialism,arrogant,birth certificate, unamerican , dangerous, kenya, food stamp president, have to do with the economy or jobs. they all lie, they all break promise and running for office is a whole lot different than being in office

      February 26, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
    • ForGoodOfAll

      T.S. of San Antonia, TX – you are ridiculous for criticizing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. Their responsible, respectful and careful measures regarding dealing with the unreasonable and violent foreign haters of America have kept our mainland and our citizens safe from extremist retaliation.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
    • RonC

      You have got nerve to say Obama lied on this and that when the whole Repub Adminstration lied about WMD, etc etc and took our Country into two uncalled for Wars. Your party has voted NO and filibustered everything and anything since Obama took office. With the top Dog's continually saying, WE WANT OBAMA to be a one term President and that is their only message is really pathetic. No way, no how did Obama throw Pubs under the Bus. He tried his darndest to work with them but to no avail. Your typical Republican spin does not cut it!!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:03 am | Reply
      • ForGoodOfAll

        I second that, RonC!!!

        February 26, 2012 at 10:06 am |
      • jsmoulder

        Two uncalled for wars? so we just let other countries fly planes into our buildings killing our people and do nothing. That is a true definition of sheep.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Aaron

      Tim,

      With all due respect, Obama has kept most of the promises he made. On the terrorism front, it's hard to argue, he has more than done his job. He supported Libyans, without giving the life of any Americans. The Democrats policies have managed to get the country out of recession despite what you might hear from the Republicans (yes the economy has been growing for the last several quarters despite what the Republicans want you to believe – ask any economist)

      The healthcare law actually helps more people despite the rhetoric. You also have one of the smartest men sitting in the White House. So for once, I challenge you to think for yourself and quit getting brainwashed by FoxNews.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply
    • Tomi

      Tim are you blind? Who could work with the Republicans...is either them or nobody. They sound like a 2 year old...no..no and no to whatever atempt this president have made to reach them . Politics have blinded them and this campain has certainly shown to us who they are and their leaders have no idea except to win at all cost.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
    • logicnLA

      I know you live in Texas where facts and logic are burned away by the heat and humidity, but Obama MOVED to become a moderate- he tried working with Republicans and that is why nothing got done for two and a half years except comprimised bills. As for keeping his promises- I suggest you READ the facts- there are sites ( not FOX News) that actually track this stuff and you will see he has attempted or already passed about 90% of his goals.
      As for hilary earning her place in the Senate- are you really goingto question her crededntials over Bush's? And in the America I live in ANYONE gets to run for office-regardless of "earning" the right. I know down in "good ol' boy land" you have an initiattion before you can join the club, like shooting a rattle snake or something, but that is not how our laws work in the rest of the country. Hell, if they had to qualify or earn their spot on the ticket- your state house would be empty.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Reply
  91. Rich54

    Bill;

    You were a wimp when it came to deal with terrorists. You response to the USS Cole, 2 embassy bombing and the 1st attach on the WTC was to lobe a few cruise missiles at the terrorists. Loser.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
  92. Coach

    The Republicans have always placed party and politics above country. That's why it is shameful that they claim to be patriots. Yet, they are the first to call for changing the Constitution or for states to secede or the demonization of the government. They are charlatans and NEED to be removed from office so we can move our country forward.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:39 am | Reply
    • ForGoodOfAll

      Well said, Coach!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:04 am | Reply
    • Jean Sartre, Milwauke, WI

      SPOT ON!

      The only thing you didn't mention is they also want to replace the CONSTITUTION with the BIBLE!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply
    • jsmoulder

      You are lost in your opinions

      February 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
    • Jeremiah

      Where did you study history at? When did Republicans ever call for states to secede? Oh I think I recall a bunch of Democrat states seceding back in the mid 19th century.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Reply
  93. rich

    And no apology for the killing of our two servicemen. Why no demand for an apology? Get it. We don't count.
    We act like a servant not a protector who must be thanked. Clinton you should be demanding the execution of the murderers. Weak!

    February 26, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply
    • Ross

      you stupid $hit – this is all about saving our troops. We are occupying THEIR country – A$$hole

      February 26, 2012 at 9:38 am | Reply
      • Marc

        Ross, you're an idiot (look no profanity)! Perhaps you don't remember the FACT that they were hosting the perpetrators of 9-11 and refused to give them over. Or maybe you're in favor of a government which advocates the stoning of women who are rape victims. Or perhaps you're simply a moron.

        February 26, 2012 at 9:48 am |
      • Jean Sartre, Milwauke, WI

        MARK

        Your incredibly low IQ is clearly all too visible...

        February 26, 2012 at 10:26 am |
    • Lean6

      Karzai did issue an apology and a call for calm...not that it means anything anyway. Clinton is right. American politics and partisanship is ridiculous. It's no wonder that Hillary Clinton has gone on record saying that she's done when she's done, and will never run for President.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
      • cullenpest

        We can only hope that this time she's telling the truth about not running. She is a habitual liar.

        February 26, 2012 at 9:49 am |
    • Coach

      You're an idiot. Just like the Republicans saying Iraq now owed us...WFT! We invaded their country, created a civil war with over a million dead and we want reparations?! We are truly ignorant and arrogant in this country.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply
      • Jeremiah

        Wow, you're lack of understanding of international relations is obvious. Keep drinking the kool aid and following the other sheep who were blinded by the promises of Obama.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • Lee S

      Jean, wake up and smell the coffee. Mark is spot on. Identify which point he made that was false. Clearly, someone with an astronomical IQ such as yours would have been able to contradict one of those statements. :/

      February 26, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • John P. Tarver

      Perhaps Obama can apologize to the families of the dead servicemen.

      February 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Reply
  94. kurtinco

    I love Hillary Clinton!

    February 26, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply
  95. michael potts

    I truly hope that Hilary considers a run for President in 2016. I know she has her detractors but with the experience she has now I think that not only would she make a great president but she will be the most qualified female to have ever run. She has also proven to be very effective and skillful as the United State's top diplomat.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply
    • cullenpest

      Then she can tell us more lies about ducking and running for cover under gun fire, or her daughter jogging by the world trade center when attacked. Jesh, I could go on and on.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:52 am | Reply
    • shut_up

      SHE CANT EVEN GET THE DRESS CODE DOWN RIGHT?? FORTY FIVE PEOPLE WEARING WHITE AND SHE WEARS PEE GREEN? HER REAR IS NOW SO WIDE SHE TAKES TWO SEATS ON THE PLANE......

      February 26, 2012 at 11:07 am | Reply
  96. Jeff

    Pretty ironic coming from the woman who once said it was patriotic to question the president.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:31 am | Reply
    • ckarke

      I feel you missed the point.

      February 26, 2012 at 10:12 am | Reply
      • Jeff

        So you're saying that when she criticized W that it WAS helpful?

        February 26, 2012 at 10:30 am |
      • Jeremiah

        You're the one that has missed the point. Like most of those blinded by the promises of Obama.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:50 am |
    • Jean Sartre, Milwauke, WI

      Questioning is one thing; lying, race baiting, and bigotry is clearly something else!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
      • Jeremiah

        You're absolutely correct Jean,
        However; Jeff's comment does none of the things your comment suggests.
        Anyone should be able to question the comments and so called apologies made by the President on behalf of the United States of America without fear they will be labeled a bigot. Granted there are those people that will do what you mention in your comment, I'm not daft to think otherwise.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • logicnLA

      There is a difference between questioning and criticizing. These candidates have the right to question his job but not his actions reaction to a stupid move like burning the Quoran. He was trying to calm this sort of situation, they inflamed it.Remember who put our troops there in the first place.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
      • Jeremiah

        I do remember who put our troops in Afghanistan. First it was 19 Saudi nationals that perpetrated a horrible act of terrorism on American soil that claimed the lives of a few thousand people, not all of the victims were American though. Then Congress gave the President the power to commit American military power to invade Afghanistan after the Taliban refused to turn over Osama Bin Ladden. So yeah lets not forget that the vote by Congress was what sent US troops into harms way in Afghanistan, because with out that consent the President could have only legally sent Marines in and for no more than ninety days.

        February 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
      • war, war sttopid

        You do realize that several of the 19 you speak of are still alive and Afghanistan is the only viale route for Unocol to get the oil and gas pipelines from the Caspian sea to the world markets. fyi

        U.S. INTERESTS IN THE CENTRAL ASIAN
        REPUBLICS HEARING BEFORE THE
        SUBCOMMITTEE ON ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
        OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL
        RELATIONS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
        ONE HUNDRED FIFTH CONGRESS SECOND SESSION
        FEBRUARY 12, 1998

        February 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  97. michaelfury

    "I represent America."

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/act-of-state/

    February 26, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply
    • Ross

      michael fury is a NUT case............

      February 26, 2012 at 9:36 am | Reply
    • Jean Sartre, Milwauke, WI

      Yes, NUTJOB, it is the Secretary of State who has the RESPONSIBILITY of representing the UNITED STATES OF AMERCA; unless, of course, they live under a rock, like you do...

      February 26, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
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