Hillary Clinton’s Convenient Lapse of Memory or is it Liberal Mindset? Quran burning and Response by Apologist in Chief and Apologist #2

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Hillary Clinton 2003: Dissension Is Good… Hillary Clinton 2012: Dissension Is Bad & Enflames Islamist Violence

In 2003, Hillary Clinton lost it at the annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner, “I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

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Fast forward to today…
Hillary Clinton told CNN that Republican criticism of Barack Obama is not helpful and enflames the “dangerous situation in Afghanistan.”

Criticism of President Barack Obama’s apology for the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan is 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.

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Pantsuit calls Republican’s criticism of Obama’s groveling Koran burning apology “not helpful”

Here is what the right thing to have done was. 

(CNN) — 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.

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Qur’an Burning and Destructive Double Standards

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February 27, 2012

The riots and violence in Afghanistan over some accidentally burned Qur’ans are following a script that by now is all too drearily familiar. As we have seen over the years with the riots over the Mohammed cartoons, Pope Benedict’s comments about violence in Islam, or false rumors of Qur’ans flushed down toilets, violent Muslim overreactions to slights are immediately followed by anxious apologies from American leaders. Rather than defusing the anger, however, such groveling merely encourages more contempt and violence.

So too with the current riots, which have killed 30 people, including 4 U.S. soldiers, two of them in the high-security Interior Ministry. Another seven Sunday were wounded in a grenade attack by demonstrators. This violence, moreover, has been encouraged by mullahs in mosques, teachers in madrassas, and members of parliament. Predictably, the Taliban––with whom our government is eager to talk peace––has encouraged people to “turn their guns on the foreign infidel invaders.” President Obama has responded to this incitement and violence by offering his personal “sincere apologies,” professing his “deep regret,” and vowing to hold those responsible accountable. Defense Secretary Panetta and NATO commander John Allen also apologized.

But no reciprocal apology has been demanded from President Hamid Karzai for the incitement to violence on the part of government and religious leaders, or for the deaths of two of our troops at the hands of an Afghan soldier we trained and armed, and another two inside a government ministry. Newt Gingrich had the best response to this sorry spectacle: “There seems to be nothing that radical Islamists can do to get Barack Obama’s attention in a negative way and he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the President of the United States period,” Gingrich said in Washington D.C. “It is Hamid Karzai who owes the American people an apology, not the other way around. This destructive double standard whereby the United States and its democratic allies refuse to hold accountable leaders who tolerate systematic violence and oppression in their borders must come to an end.”

The administration and the military, of course, rationalize their indulgence of this double standard as motivated by “the safety of American men and women in Afghanistan, of our military and civilian personnel there,” as Obama spokesman Jay Carney put it. But as one demonstrator in Kabul said, “We don’t care about Obama’s apology. We have to protest to be responsible to our god. They are burning our Qur’an. An apology is not enough.” Most Afghans obviously agree, since rioting and killing have intensified despite apologies from our highest government and military officials. Indeed, over the past few decades, no amount of apologies for alleged “insults” to Muslims has stopped Islamists form attacking us. Nor have the good deeds benefitting Muslims, from rescuing Bosnians from genocide to liberating Libyans from Gaddafi, stopped jihadists from wanting to kill Americans for an endless list of reasons. The past decades of such incidents have shown instead that apologies are useless, and merely confirm the impression among Muslims that we are spiritually inferior, and so endorse the perverse logic that accidentally burning a book is worse than murdering our soldiers and citizens. Why else would we publicly flagellate ourselves over such “insults” even as we say nothing about the Muslim murders of Christians in Egypt and Nigeria, or the Muslim laws prescribing capital punishment for converts to Christianity, or the Muslim vandalizing and destruction of 300 churches in Cyprus, or the Muslim slow-motion extermination of Christians in lands that worshipped Christ for 6 centuries before Islam even existed?

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CLINTON TO MUSLIMS: PAY NO ATTENTION TO GOP CAMPAIGN TALK

February 25, 2012

By Madeleine Morgenstern

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience of Arab students in Tunisia on Saturday to not pay any attention to the rhetoric and comments made by the Republican candidates vying for President Barack Obama’s job, saying their rhetoric does not reflect U.S. policy.

According to CNN, Clinton’s remarks came in response to a question from a Tunisian student in the audience who asked about the pro-Israel stance of nearly every American politician — Democrat or Republican — when they run for office.

“You will learn as your democracy develops that a lot of things are said in political campaigns that should not bear a lot of attention,” Clinton said. “There are comments made that certainly don’t reflect the United States, don’t reflect our foreign policy, don’t reflect who we are as a people. If you go to the United States you see mosques everywhere, you see Muslim Americans everywhere. That’s the fact. So I would not pay attention to the rhetoric.”

“I would say watch what President Obama says and does. He’s our president. He represents all of the United States,” Clinton added, saying she was surprised people in Tunisia and other countries “pay more attention to what is said in our political campaigns than most Americans.”

She also predicted Obama will win a second term in the fall.

“He will be re-elected president,” Clinton said. “I think that will be a very clear signal to the entire world as to what our values area and what our president believes.”

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CLINTON DEFENDS COMMENTS ABOUT IGNORING GOP CAMPAIGN TALK

February 26, 2012

By Madeleine Morgenstern

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday defended her comments that Muslims around the world should pay no attention to the campaign trail rhetoric coming from the Republican candidates hoping to unseat President Barack Obama.

“I was asked whether the comments in the primary campaign, some of which have been quite inflammatory, represented America,” Clinton told CNN. “I represent America and I know what happens in campaigns. I’ve been there, done that, and I know that things are said that, you know, are not going to be put into practice or policy, but I did think I needed to point that out to the audience.”

During a speech in Tunisia Saturday, Clinton was asked about the pro-Israel stance nearly every U.S. politician takes when running for office.

“You will learn as your democracy develops that a lot of things are said in political campaigns that should not bear a lot of attention,” Clinton responded. “There are comments made that certainly don’t reflect the United States, don’t reflect our foreign policy, don’t reflect who we are as a people.”

Clinton also appeared to walk back comments she made predicting Obama would be re-elected in November, considered an unusually overt political statement from the country’s top diplomat.

“Probably my enthusiasm for the president got a little out of hand,” Clinton said, adding that she only wants what’s best for the country.

Despite her post, Clinton said it’s sometimes hard to stop her political juices from flowing.

“I tried to dampen them down, get them taken out in a blood transfusion, but they occasionally rear their ugly heads,” she said.

Video of Clinton’s remarks HERE.

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Political cartoons of the day : 02/27/12

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Ending thought:

Do any of YOU find the Quran burning in Afghanistan suspect?

WHY would our military burn evidence?

Why weren’t the Quran’s with terrorist messaging sent to the Pentagon?

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