FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says President Obama's apology over the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan was "the right thing to do." But not everyone agrees.
The president has come under fire for apologizing to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for something Obama calls "inadvertent" and an "error."
The Qurans that were burned were among religious materials seized from an Afghan detainee facility.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the president's apology "shows weakness." He says that the burning of Qurans was a mistake and that the president of the United States shouldn't apologize for something that was unintentional.
Mitt Romney says that for many people,Obama's apology "sticks in their throat," seeing as we've lost thousands of troops there.
And Newt Gingrich has compared Obama's apology to "surrender." Gingrich said Karzai is the one who should be apologizing for the deaths of U.S. troops.
At least four American troops have been killed in apparent revenge attacks in the past week. Dozens of Afghans have also been killed and hundreds more wounded.
The ongoing violence is why Clinton believes the president is right to try to calm the situation. She said "it is out of hand, and it needs to stop."
Clinton adds that the ongoing criticism of Obama is inflaming the situation in Afghanistan.
Here’s my question to you: Should President Obama have apologized for the inadvertent burning of Qurans?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Mark in Berwyn, Pennsylvania:
I am still waiting for an apology for 9/11. Anyone from the Middle East ready to apologize for that? Anyone?
If you visit someone’s house and accidently destroy something that has value to them, I have always been taught that an apology is in order. The notion that they should be thankful we are there in an effort to insure their democracy and that we should be held harmless in this situation is absurd.
Richard in Malvern, Pennsylvania:
There is no way that Obama should, once again, apologize to our enemies. What happened was unfortunate and an accident. The only apology should have come from the base commander because this happened under his direct command. Every time Obama gives in to our enemies, I get acid reflux.
As a proud member of the armed forces (who served my country in this area), I believe an apology was the right thing to do! This is not an issue to take lightly and in situations like this, we need to de-escalate hostility and not increase it! We've just seen a tragic response to this issue that was mild compared to what it could have potentially been!
Mark in Oklahoma City:
President Obama does not have a Foreign Policy....he has an Apology Policy. I'm sure that when Israel and Iran start fighting Mr. Obama already has his "apology" ready to issue to Iran. General Patton is turning over in his grave.