White House Won’t Release Obama’s 3 PAGE APOLOGY LETTER to Hamid Karzai


Afghans shout anti-US slogans during a demonstration in Mehterlam, Laghman province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Afghan police on Thursday fired shots in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters who tried to break into an American military base in the country’s east to vent their anger over this week’s Quran burnings incident. (AP/Rahmat Gul)

White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters today that the Obama Administration will not release the president’s THREE PAGE Apology letter to Hamid Karzai.
The Tatler reported:

The White House press secretary told members of the press pool aboard Air Force One today that President Obama’s “sincere” apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for a Koran-burning incident “is not appropriate to show” to reporters.

Jay Carney spoke with reporters for about 20 minutes as the presidential entourage flew to Florida for a speech on energy at the University of Miami.

Obama’s letter to Karzai that included the apology was “a lengthy, three-page letter on a host of issues, several sentences of which relate to this matter,” according to the travel pool report.

“The president, following up on a telephone conversation … wrote a long letter on a variety of issues related to our bilateral engagement, including reconciliation, including the trilateral talks that we had with Pakistan last week in Islamabad,” Carney said. “He also expressed his apology for the inadvertent burning of religious materials by American personnel in Afghanistan. It is wholly appropriate given the understandable sensitivities to this issue. His primary concern as commander in chief is the safety of American men and women in Afghanistan, of our military and civilian personnel there. It’s absolutely the right thing to do.”

Carney said Karzai did not request the apology letter.

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  • Why, did he promise to bring knee-pads on his next official visit?

  • zooomzooom

    I wrote them a letter too, and flushed twice because I know its a long way to ashcanistan.

  • zooomzooom

    oh and yeah this administration is going to be the most transparent EVAH!!!!!!

  • retire05

    When is Obama going to apologize to Christians for the burning of Bibles at Baghram AFB in 2009? When is Obama going to apologize for trying to usurp the First, Second, Fourth, Ninty and Tenth Amendments?

    Why is the DoJ having secret talks with the Muslim Brotherhood?

    Of course Obama is not going to release anything that could be used against him, like apologizing to the corrupt Karzi for the burning of a book that was being used to pass information from one detainee to another. Obama is too busy trying to pander to his Muslim brothers.

  • The letter……

    As-Salāmu Alaykum Hamid My Brotherhood Brother.

    Alas, the infidels in America are not learning the ways of Allah (PBUH) and the true life. It is with sincere humility that I offer my deepest apology to you and the blessed warriors in Afghanistan for such a vile incident against The Book.

    We shall talk in person soon, but first I must finish preparations for disarming the civilian infidels here and making the necessary ‘change’ to my military in order to stop the Jewish onslaught against our other Brotherhood brothers.

    Until then, peace be upon you.

  • olm

    There is no way an apology is appropriate. Thesee barbarians are killing our troops.
    Someone needs to FOIA the letter.

  • bg

    ++

    aside from the NYC Ground Zero Mosque opening, and Sharia
    Law taking precident in PA
    , why has no attention been paid to
    the following??

    Soros, Paul, Frank

    [Ron Paul proposed to put a bunch of Soros funded think tank experts
    in charge of dismantling the US military. Think about that for a moment.
    And then think about it again. Ron Paul supporters can see conspiracies
    in a glass of water, can they see anything wrong with this picture? Can
    they see anything wrong with having a man from a group that was
    investigated for its Communist ties in the driver’s seat on national
    defense?]

    ==

  • If they release the apology, then they will have to release the Get well Soon Card he sent to his friend Hugo Chavez also…….

  • Flintstone F.

    8 months left for this crap.

  • Francesca

    Why? Too much groveling?
    Disgusting.

  • Missy8s

    Um, last time I checked a “policy document”, that’s what this is cannot be kept from public view unless it contains specifically sensitive national security information or information related to military operations.

    Since neither of these were claimed by President Pond Scum this remains a “public document” and is subject to a FOIA request or subpoena.

    You gotta wonder what he’s hiding on this one….

  • Spider

    I assume it was written as POTUS, therefore it was written in the name of all Americans.

    We should be allowed to see it.

  • Michael

    Wait a few days and it will probably be up on Wikileaks.

    ABO 2012

  • Transparency, baby!

  • LaInfidel

    Time to get rid of the muslim in chief. He and his bunch of traitors should be removed immediately.

  • jd

    i assume it begins “as a lifelong muslim, I…”

  • Steven

    He should teleprompter it and let him read it out loud.

  • pjean

    Transparency.

    Isn’t pathetic how this administration has given new meaning to this word? Seriously, when someone uses this word, I have to pause for a moment.

  • DomesticGoddess

    His “letter” is treasonous. We need to get Judicial Watch involved.

  • DomesticGoddess

    His “letter” is treasonous. We need to get Judicial Watch involved.

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  • Johnny “Stanford” Davis

    It probably doesn’t exist. Conservatives have been attacking him for nothing, saying he apologized, but he’s just scamming us just like he did with his fake birth certificate! We demand to see the letter, Obama!!! The real paper letter–not some fake. He’s just a Muslim-hating usurper who really doesn’t want to apologize to Muslims.

  • midusdew

    this pinko pond scum is stinking up the WH!

  • jimg

    Have no doubt, if releasing the letter would help Obama politically, it’d be on the front page of the Times and the Post.

    The fact they’re declining to release it, tells me all I need to know.

  • bg

    ++

    add it to the “off limits” list..

    oh wait, anything not off limits with this dictator??

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    midusdew #23 February 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    sincerely unfortunate for US, he’s not alone.. 🙁

    ==

  • WillofLa

    Doesn’t it seem obvious that if Obama was so concerned about our soldier’s safety that he wouldn’t have put anything in the letter that WOULD endanger the safety of our soldiers. Because Karzsi is going to read the letter and I’m sure many others in his administration are going to read is as well, so don’t you think that if there was anything in that letter since it’s going to be in the Afghanistan government offices that anyone coming along would see what is written in the letter and give that info to anyone they know on the street. Karzai is not as committed to keeping secrets from the American people as Obama has been since before he was elected, so anything that is in that letter will be released to the Afghan people soon after Karzai gets it.

    Do you understand what I mean. If you ask me Obama has put top secret military information in that letter about what we are going to do in that part of the world as his gift to the Afghan and Taliban rebels. And if it were exposed Obama could be put under arrest and tried for treason.

    I believe that whatever Obama said in the letter that had to do with our national security should be kept transparent to the American people. Unless Karzai can be trusted to keep national security secrets and Obama doesn’t want the American people to see that kind of intellegence, don’t you think Al Quaeda is going to get a copy of that letter soon after Karzai gets his hands on it? I think so. I want to know what is in that letter and I want to know right now!!

  • WillofLa

    And that remark, that Obama’s “sincere” letter of apology “is not appropriate to show” to reporters? Really?? What is inappropriate, Obama’s sniveling to our enemies, or top secret national security secrets he’s giving to our enemies that are only for their eyes? Obama has given so much to the Muslims since he’s been in the White House, when he’s thrown out of office I want everyone arrested and kept locked up until they tell what all Obama did while off by himself talking in that Blackberry. You know he refused to give it up to the FBI when he became the President, and Obama refused saying it was “…his private property”. And he has yet to give it up. And I’ll bet anything that he has a much better list on it than Gloria Allred had on her’s. What you bet? Obama probably has Putin’s private cell phone number on it so that anytime the Russian’s might be threatened by anything we might have plans on doing, he’d be prepared to deal with it.

  • jony101

    3 page long apology letter? I have never even wrote my wife a 1 page long love letter. Thats a lot of groveling in that letter.
    Real men don’t write a 3 page apology letter, it just don’t happen. I have such an unenlightened mind that I cannot comprehend any of this.
    The greatest country in the world apologizing to some 2-bit tyrant.(corrupt tyrant who has no oil)

  • BuckOfama

    #11, Missy8s may have hit the nail on the head with…”cannot be kept from public view unless it contains specifically sensitive national security information or information related to military operations.”

    TheWon probably gave the Taliban plans for all the military operations for the next three months.

  • Glenn Koons, LB, Ca.

    What great fodder for the Pubs like Newt who could club this inept Prez Quisling over the head with another devious apology. No wonder the WH will not release this abject apology. This clown in the WH will apologize to our enemies and hate our allies. Now that is what makes this guy, to the MSM, the most brilliant Prez since Wilson. Yikes.

  • Burn Pit Voices

    George H. W. Bush on 20 February 2005 writes: I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy.

  • The Real Jeff

    In 2007-08 I was assigned to an “Theatre Internment Facility” where we burned Korans by the basket full. Why? because the Imams asked us to. The books were torn up, defaced, etc, etc. and they considered it a proper way to quitely dispose of them. No big deal!
    So, now that is not ok. Typical backwards behavior from a people who will never evolve beyond the thinking capability of a retarded dog or the capacity to move beyond being a humanoid beast of burden. Time to just dust off all the MOAB’s we have and start dropping em.

  • Patty

    LA Times Won’t Release Obama-Khalidi Tape

    Won’t release College Records

    ______________________

    OT-Controversial Artist Depicts Obama Trampling The Constitution

    Picture here: http://cbslasvegas.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/the-forgotten-man.jpg?w=300

    In front of the White House a man is sitting on a park bench in the throes of depression. He is surrounded by all 43 presidents. In the forefront, purposefully ignoring the depressed man is President Obama, whose right foot is stepping on the Constitution. James Madison is next to Obama, pleading with him to stop.

    This tableau is called “The Forgotten Man”, a painting by Jon McNaughton, an artist who is known for his politically-charged work.

    The painting, which uses objects such as discarded dollar bills as symbols and scraps of paper with individual constitutional amendments scrawled onto them, has been making the rounds across the Internet.

    The painting was initially released in 2010 and has resurfaced, causing a stir when it appeared for a caption contest on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s blog.

    The responses have ranged from sarcastic — “We’ll trade you this peasant for that constitution. We’ll even throw in the bench.” – to Photoshop works of art.

    McNaughton released an accompanying YouTube video for his painting. The video shows McNaughton painting the piece with a soundtrack that emulates a movie trailer.

    “For a long time I didn’t know if I wanted to paint this picture, because I worried it might be too controversial,” McNaughton explains in a voice over. “(T)his man (on the park bench) represents every man, woman, and child who is an American… he hopes to find the American dream of happiness and prosperity.

    “But now because of unconstitutional acts imposed by the American people by our government we stand on the precipice of disasters,” he added.

    McNaughton explained his position behind the painting. “I don’t place all the blame on Obama. On my website I try to explain what each president has done,” he said. “The thing I like about the painting is that it does get people talking.”

    The painting has done well since it was released. “It sold thousands,” he told CBS Las Vegas. “I sold many different sizes and editions, and now that we are in an election year I expect to sell more.”

    This isn’t the first time McNaughton waded into politically charged waters.

    Previously, he released “One Nation Under God,” a painting depicting Jesus holding the Constitution and judging several archetypes such as a liberal journalist, a smug college professor, and another archetype that McNaughton calls “Mr. Hollywood.”

    Originally from Arizona, McNaugton currently lives in Utah. He received a full scholarship to Brigham Young University. Initially he studied art, but switched to design later on.

    “I hope my work will create conversation and reach people on a deeper level,” he says on his website. “I like to use metaphor and multiple levels of meaning to reach my viewer. If it makes them think and feel, then it is successful.”

    He later added to CBSLV: “I’m not trying to create an art style. I want to communicate my ideas. Isn’t that the purpose of art?”

    http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/02/03/controversial-artist-depicts-obama-trampling-the-constitution/

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  • NorthernX

    “I can’t release it.”

    “Why?”

    “‘Cuz it’s a secret…tee hee hee.”

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  • JetJaguar

    Well, we know that it’s not because of the joke:
    Q:Why did Mohammed cross the road?
    A:Because his p***** was in the chiken.

  • JetJaguar

    crap: “chicken”

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  • Perfected democrat

    Put the zombies out of their misery asap, the only good one is a dead one. Dump the Democrats in 2012!

  • Flintstone F.

    It was 3 pages long. Bobo can’t write 3 pages. I’ll bet William Ayers wrote it.

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  • wanumba

    THe guys right behind the shouting fellows are smiling. The ‘rage’ doesn’t even make it past the guys jumping up and down for the camera-man.

    Since when do we capitulate ANYTHING based on a few half-assed staged AP and Reuters photos?

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  • squeaky

    “..when do we capitulate ANYTHING based on a few half-assed staged..” here you look at who is claiming to represent 99% of Americans. when you consider the make-up of some of the OWS groups…..one group being newly released former inmates from rikers island.

  • Hugh

    What a coward. I wonder why he feels he has to conceal it–does not bode well for him and his own conscience. The American people have a right to know what our employee said on our behalf! What a loser.

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  • juandos

    Wow! I always thought Obama was a punk but he’s definitely tell me at least that he’s truly a sniveling, gutless coward….

    How many people have these psycopaths killed now over this latest koran (korans being defaced by being used to pass secret messages between the prisoners) incident?

    Actually nothing would say apology better than a thorough carpet bombing of Kabul…

  • valerie

    Obama personally wrote a letter to our ambivalent allies, and failed to foresee publication? This makes no sense. This is exactly the kind of use a leader in Karzai’s position would be expected to make of such a letter, because from his point of view, it is supportive. Karzai is probably stunned by the failure to confirm.

    Obama should have something that he would be proud to publish, and could confirm upon announcement. If he is having second thoughts, then he is overwhelmed by his position.

  • valerie

    #42 February 28, 2012 at 2:55 am
    Flintstone F. commented:

    I’ll take that bet. I’ll say Ayers didn’t write it, and it has at least one grammar error.

  • vityas

    3 pages? Wordy.

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  • dunce

    Obama has a legal right and responsibility to withhold the contents of the letter. Diplomatic communications can not be conducted in the media. That said, you know obama can not do anything right because he does not want to. Whatever is in the letter is as usual, harmful to our country. Confirmation by reading the contents is not needed. The details will be released soon enough by some homosexual in a position of trust like bradley manning.

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  • retired05

    Comment deleted and user banned for impersonating a fellow commenter. This was not written by retire05.

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  • No Man

    Here is the part where you do not have a need to know:

    “On behalf of the United State of America, I also apologize for the deaths of 19 muslims who were killed by the World Trade Center on 11 Septembr 2001.”

    Don’t be too hard on him. It’s his first job!

  • ClinkinKY

    Of course not. It begins “Asalaam Alaikum”. /s (I think)

  • Valerie

    #55 February 28, 2012 at 10:02 am
    dunce commented:

    uhh, the existence of the letter was announced by the Afghan government. Whatever secrecy existed before, is gone now.

  • LAURIE

    OBUMMER PROBABLY WROTE ” PRETTY PLEASE FORGIVE ME YOUR MAJESTY” THE BIG LOSER. OMG = OBAMA MUST GO

  • MotherMayEye

    must read: http://obamasgarden.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/answers/

    All 8 chapters are wow. Someone found Obama’s uncle’s personal web site from 2001: web.archive. org/web/20010502173913/http://home.att.net/~c.goeldner/whois_4. html (close up the spaces in the address)

    BEFORE it was abruptly pulled down just a year later.

    It’s like deconstructing Obama and his handlers: The Clintons (yes Hillary!) and Bushes and organized crime. Turns out Obama even has a Saudi Arabian cousin, Abdullah al Ahmadi, who worked for Saudi Aramco. The MSM is never going to look into this side of his family…it’s up to us to do it.

    Virginia Dunham Goeldner is Obama’s aunt on his mother’s side. This is the story of her family, IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. And it all ties into the Clintons and the Bushes, drug-running and bank spying: the Global Mafia.

    There is more from the archive of Cecil Goeldner’s website, at the first web address.

    This is his uncle’s resume, he was a pioneer computer database programmer in [b]core banking technology[/b]: web.archive. org/web/20010617175653/http://home.att.net/~c.goeldner/work. html (close up the spaces in the address)

    For 30 years, he worked in the company that was linked to the Vince Foster and Mena Airport drug running scandals: Systematics, Inc. AND he had his pilot’s license.

    Hillary and the Rose Law firm represented Systematics in the 1970s and 1980s. The Bushes are linked too…like I said, it’s organized crime.

  • BHO will stay until the very last moment he may cause heartache in America that is his goal that 51% of America has allowed him.

  • Dudley Freeman

    Where the hell is Wikileaks when you need them???

  • Patty

    ot

    Obama touts Blue Collar Values To Michigan Voters

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/28/obama-touts-blue-collar-values-to-michigan-voters/

    Coming from a person who never worked a day in his life. Really, isn’t he hands on. (sarc)

  • Bob Miller

    Three pages to tell our ENEMIES we are sorry for making a mistake.

    First we should have taken all the Korans and buried them in Pig Skins.. then they could riot and we could could call down ‘indirect lightening’ on their sorry butts.

    They kill our troops and OUR FEARLESS LEADER takes three pages to tell them he is sorry.

    As a combat veteran… I say let’s blow everything in place, destroy all capital improvements in place, and then burn everything as we leave.

    We will use tactical nukes to close all the passes going into and out of that dirt ball of a country. And blast them back to the stone age.

    Patton: Make the other poor SOB die for his country… not YOU.

  • Redlite

    Hey 65.
    The Afgans don’t have any computers to Wikkileak.
    Also the illiteracy rate in the country is like 80 %.
    So the 3 page “letter” is actually 3 crayon drawings.

    I agree with retired 05. Diplomatic communication needs to be protected no matter who is involved.

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