Obama: 'No Regrets' on Mosque Comments
President isn't sorry he got involved in the controversy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2010 3:26 PM CDT

(Newser) – He's taking heat from both sides of the mosque debate now (witness Maureen Dowd today), but President Obama says he doesn't regret wading into the controversy. A reporter shouted out the question during a stop in Columbus, and after a few moments in which it seemed he wouldn't answer, the president turned and said, "The answer is, no regrets." Mediaite has the video, and AP has more on his trip, in which he talked up the economy. (For the record, here's the transcript of his original speech on the subject, from the Washington Post. He clarified the following morning.)