Originally Posted by DBruleU
Did you see the statement from the Embassy in Cairo? The POTUS and State Department own those statements.
When a statement surfaced from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo condemning, "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims" and "firmly [rejecting] the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others,"
That's what he was referring to.
And yes, the two incidents are different, but the way you use those incidents to score points is not.
I know what he was referring to. I think that statement was issued by diplomats in Cairo who were fearful of the situation and made without clearance from Washington. Which is supported by the fact that the White House later disavowed the statement.
I am not aware of Obama saying anything sympathizing/apologetic as he didn't make that statement you are referencing.