Obama Won’t Offer Condolences for Pakistan Killings

State Dept Officials Urge Apology as Relations Continue to Sour

by Jason Ditz, Antiwar.com, December 01, 2011

US-Pakistani relations continue to spiral downward toward unseen lows in the wake of Friday nights attack on a pair of Pakistani military bases. But as the situation continues to worsen, the White House today insists that they will not offer any formal condolences or apology for the killings.

The lack of official regret for the killings from the President himself further complicates an already dicey situation, one in which Pakistan has blocked NATO supply routes and is said to be considering banning US warplanes from its airspace. It also makes the narrative from the Pentagon, which insists the attack was an accident, incongruous.

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