Obama: No Apology for Pakistan

    WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 14:  U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari in the Oval Office of the White House December 14, 2011 in Washington, DC. Asif Ali Zardari is in Washington to attend the memorial fro Richard Holbrook and is meeting Obama for closed press meeting.  (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)

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    Saying sorry is hard for world leaders, too. President Obama will not formally apologize to Pakistan for NATO airstrikes last weekend that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers. The State Department had encouraged Obama to apologize, with the U.S. ambassador arguing it would help defuse growing anger. But the Defense Department balked, saying senior defense officials and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had already apologized. According to The New York Times, some Obama administration officials worried that he would expose himself to Republican attacks by ignoring the Defense Department’s advice.

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