Pakistan lost troops in a skirmish against Afghanistan rebels so they closed up their supply routes. So Obama felt that his administration had to apologize to get it reopened. It worked. But maybe if he was more respected around the world (and not a sissy), he wouldn’t have to apologize all the time. Let alone apologize for something the United States isn’t even responsible for.
Pakistan agreed Tuesday to reopen North Atlantic Treaty Organization supply routes to Afghanistan after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for the deaths of two dozen Pakistani troops in a November border clash, ending a seven-month standoff that complicated U.S. war aims.
Hillary Clinton in statement issued by the State Department:
"We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military… We are committed to working closely with Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent this from ever happening again."
To which Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, replied:
"We appreciate Secretary Clinton’s statement, and hope that bilateral ties can move to a better place from here… I am confident that both countries can agree on many critical issues, especially on bringing peace to the region."