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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Sunday Shows

Santorum: Obama Apology 'Shows Weakness'

Romney says it 'sticks in the throat' of Americans

February 26, 2012

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday criticized President Obama for apologizing earlier this week for the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, which sparked anti-American protests and more than two dozen deaths, including the killing of four Americans.

“There was nothing deliberately done wrong here,” Santorum said on ABC’s This Week. “This was something that happened as a mistake. Killing Americans in uniform is not a mistake.”

He continued: “Say it’s unfortunate…but to apologize for something that was not an intentional act is something that the President of the United States, in my opinion, should not have done.”

 

Santorum said Obama’s apology “shows weakness.”

On Fox News Sunday, Mitt Romney said the apology was the wrong way to go. "I think for a lot people, this sticks in their throat," he said. "We've made an enormous contribution to help the people there achieve freedom, and for us to be apologizing at a time like this is something which is very difficult for the American people to countenance.

GOP candidate Newt Gingrich has described Obama's apology as a surrender.

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