Skip to comments.(Mullah) Obama apologizes to Afghanistan over Quran burnings; 2 US troops shot dead
Posted on 02/23/2012 8:07:44 AM PST by tobyhill
President Barack Obama has written a letter to his Afghan counterpart apologizing for the burning of copies of the Quran at a NATO military base in the country. Two U.S. soldiers were also shot dead Thursday at a protest about the desecration of the holy books.
A man wearing an Afghan government soldier's uniform killed the American troops and wounded four others at the demonstration in Nangarhar province, officials told NBC News.
There have been violent protests daily since it emerged on Tuesday that Qurans used by detainees held at the Bagram military base had been burned. The incident has become a public relations disaster for foreign forces in Afghanistan.
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I'd wager he was wearing the uniform because he IS an Afghani soldier.
I really hate this bizarro world I’m in right now.
If someone had burned Bibles, and Christians went nuts and shot some troops, the Christians would be rounded up and jailed, no apologies given.
To apologize to people who respond inappropriately is a sign of weakness, and we will pay somewhere down the line for being weak, count on it.
Did he include a declaration of sorrow for the terrible waste of the ammo that was needed to kill our troops in his apology?
I am so sick of this POS I am longing for the good old days of Bill Clinton.
it gets worse than a mere apology. someone is going to prison . . .
His “Afghan counterpart” needs to apologize for not controlling the mobs and allowing the situation to escalate.
His “Afghan counterpart” needs to apologize to the American people and the families of the dead.
And his “Afghan counterpart” needs to stop the rioting right now
Two US troops killed over this? I’d burn every mosque to the ground within a 100 mile radius ... but thats just me.
The left is not hiding what they are! And America better wake up.
They should have just changed the messages to garble the communications. Like the Tower of Babel.
How did the public find out about the Koran buring?
A 2000 lb cement brick should be dropped on the Kabala rock right now.
With a warning that the next 2000 lb. item dropped on that spot will be live.
But nobody with the authority to do so has the GUTS to do it.
That’s not just you. :)
It’s an crazy, upside down world out there. Why do any of our troops bother to stay in?
We should replace troops on the ground one for one with nukes set off above ground. But save some for Mecca and Medina and the rest of their viper nests.
Umm... doesn’t writing in a Koran desecrate it in the first place?
As soon as our Muslim-in-chief pulls out US troops Afghanistan will revert to a Taliban run hell hole and all the good US troops have done not to mention the lives that have been sacrificed will be for nothing. The schools and hospitals that have been built by direct donations made by US troops and US organizations will torn down. I pity the women and young girls who for the first time have experienced education as they will now be persecuted and killed as the Taliban drag the country back into 6th century barbarism.
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