Mitt and the GOP falsely accuse President Obama of “apologizing” for America. I was pleased to see Colin Powell slam Sean Hannity on this phony talking point last week.
Our relations with Pakistan are at an impasse precisely because the President has refused to apologize for last November’s NATO strike that accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on the border with Afghanistan. There was plenty of blame to go around in that attack, especially since Pakistan didn’t inform us where their troops were.
The President also declined to meet with Pakistani President Zardari at the NATO summit in Chicago. Zardari was invited because it looked as if the dispute over NATO’s using their roads to move supplies to Afghanistan was getting resolved. But when the talks broke down, Obama snubbed Zardari, including leaving Pakistan out of the countries Obama publicly thanked for their help with Afghanistan.
The President also has refused to ease up on drone strikes against militants in Pakistan, despite Pakistani demands that we end those strikes.
The President is playing hard ball with Pakistan, as he should, but not getting any credit from the GOP. They owe him an apology.