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Obama Rejects Demand That He Apologize for Criticizing Actions Against Protesters

By Thomas Erdbrink and William Branigin
TEHRAN, June 26 -- An influential Iranian cleric told worshipers Friday that those stirring unrest in connection with the recent election should be punished "ruthlessly and savagely" and convicted for waging war against God, a crime that under Shiite Islamic law is punishable by death.

In Washington, President Obama Friday condemned recent violence against protesters as "outrageous" and dismissed a demand by Iran's president that he apologize for similar previous comments. Obama suggested that it was President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who should be apologizing to Iranian victims and their families for the violent actions of security forces.

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By Web Politics Editor  |  June 26, 2009; 1:27 PM ET
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No, I was born in the United States, and I have the LONG FORM birth certificate to prove it. I am also not en"rage"d about complying with the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. Next canard?

Posted by: JakeD | June 26, 2009 10:55 PM | Report abuse

JakeD wants to remind everyone that he is still experiencing his uncontrolled rage that the rest of the country has rejected his unprincipled outlook on life.

Poor JakeD must have had overindulgent parents who thought every remark he made no matter how unfounded in reality is wonderful. That makes him comfortable repeatedly posting something that suggests that Obama is as illegitimate as Jake is.

Posted by: Gator-ron | June 26, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Finally (assuming that "President" Obama is even a natural-born U.S. citizen ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 26, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

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