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US Official Visits Va. Mosque To Apologize For Koran Burning
WNYW-TV ^ | February 25, 2012

Posted on 02/25/2012 8:37:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A Defense Department official visited a Virginia mosque Friday to reiterate the White House's apologies for the burning of Korans at a US military base in Afghanistan, pledging that those responsible will be held "appropriately accountable."

Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, attended services at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Va., and told the congregation he was there to express his "sincere regret" on behalf of the Department of Defense for the incident.

On Monday, coalition forces at Bagram Air Field brought a truckload of Islamic holy books from a detention facility to an incinerator after the detainees allegedly used the texts to pass secrets and what were described as "extremist" messages to one another.

Afghans stepped in to rescue the books, though some were already burned. The incident, viewed as an affront to Muslims, sparked widespread protests, resulting in the deaths of 24 people in four days of violence. Two US troops were shot and killed by an Afghan soldier at a base in Nangarhar Province Thursday.

Lavoy said Friday that the holy books were burned "unknowingly and improperly" and that the military "neglected, out of ignorance, long-established, correct procedures for handling religious materials."

"I know that apologies are never enough and do not erase this incident," he said, adding, "We will hold people appropriately accountable."

He also noted that US commander Gen. John Allen apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and to the Afghan government and people, that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized and pledged to personally review results of an investigation into the incident and that President Barack Obama wrote a letter of apology to Karzai that US Ambassador Ryan Crocker delivered by hand.

The string of apologies from the Obama administration has come under harsh criticism by Republicans. Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called the president's apology "an outrage" and a "destructive double standard," while Sarah Palin tweeted that the "US trained & protected Afghan Army can apologize for killing our soldiers yesterday."


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; dhimmitude; islam; koranburning; lavoy; mosqueapology; mosquespeech; obama; palin
They are actually going to turn those personnel over to the Afghans?
1 posted on 02/25/2012 8:38:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is total bull ——.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 8:42:24 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Absolutely makes me puke.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 8:43:28 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its a trial balloon. There is no SOFA agreement.All there is a two page outline which favor us. The Afganis have no legal standing what so ever.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 8:44:33 PM PST by U-238
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the U.S. government tries to extradite the soldiers the government will have on hell of a fight from their defense attorneys.


5 posted on 02/25/2012 8:46:34 PM PST by U-238
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just another dirt bag from the Zero regime supposedly talking for the American people. If I thought it was worth it, I'd buy a Koran, crap on it and burn it. The Obama regime can restrict Bibles from being shipped over to our service personnel but will go out of their way to hand out the pedophile’s Koran to anyone who wants one. We need to get Obama out of office before the Islamic Muslims attack us again using their sleepers.
6 posted on 02/25/2012 8:46:48 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (Conservatives over liberals every time. No discussion, no argument, no liberals)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are apologizing to “American” muslims? What? Are the American muslims going to send a secret code to their buddies that its ok? What the heck?


7 posted on 02/25/2012 8:47:18 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Apologize???? - If Rumsfeld should have been fired and Bush impeached over Abu Ghraib, shouldn’t the world expect similar fates for Panetta and Obama???.....


8 posted on 02/25/2012 8:47:18 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The imam of this mosque is affiliated with the Moslem Brotherhood. It is a big place, the largest islamo center in Northern VA. Not far from Dulles IAP, I believe.
9 posted on 02/25/2012 8:48:31 PM PST by robowombat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WTF!


10 posted on 02/25/2012 8:49:37 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: robowombat

We live in a suicidal society


11 posted on 02/25/2012 8:49:37 PM PST by sonic109 (no compromise with Marxist)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Afghans stepped in to rescue the books, though some were already burned. The incident, viewed as an affront to Muslims, sparked widespread protests, resulting in the deaths of 24 people in four days of violence. Two US troops were shot and killed by an Afghan soldier at a base in Nangarhar Province Thursday.

The Religion of Peace at it again.

12 posted on 02/25/2012 8:50:27 PM PST by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Worthless government bureaucrat apologizing to worthless Saracen bastards. Pretty damned worthless on both ends.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 8:50:43 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: U-238

Yep, a trial balloon backed and endorsed by the Ghazi in OUR White House...


14 posted on 02/25/2012 8:51:09 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: himno hero

I think that Obama needs to read the agreement the Afganis singned in 2001. This agreement gave us a blank check what we can do in their borders.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 8:53:07 PM PST by U-238
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To: robowombat

FEBRUARY 25, 2012, 11:45 P.M. ET.
“U.S. Pulls Out Advisers After Two Killed in Kabul”
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203918304577244952769264844.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

A Colonel and a Major, shot in the head, execution style.

Also see Atlas Shrugs.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 8:53:17 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
....detainees allegedly used the texts to pass secrets and what were described as "extremist" messages to one another.....

Not that Barry cares...

17 posted on 02/25/2012 8:54:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Nitehawk0325

Order a free Quran,

http://www.bing.com/search?setmkt=en-US&q=free+quran

or a lot of them, and do with them as you please, it must cost a couple of dollars for every one that they ship out.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 8:56:17 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What did the Afghans do with the Korans that their own people desecrated after “rescuing” them?

John Bolton said that burning is the proper protocol for disposing of desecrated Korans.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 8:56:50 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

Burning is also the proper way to dispose of old US flags and old Bibles. Should we attack ourselves?


20 posted on 02/25/2012 9:05:32 PM PST by pankot
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To: U-238

Indeed

And from a lot of us also


21 posted on 02/25/2012 9:08:09 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: combat_boots

Killed an American Colonel and Major!

This alone gives us more reason to bomb out the whole place!
Lets get to it and get it done!


22 posted on 02/25/2012 9:08:51 PM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: butterdezillion

I agree!

We are dealing with a people that love to kill, even if it only their own!


23 posted on 02/25/2012 9:11:30 PM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: U-238

I think Obama is trying to give the Afghans an excuse to stop being our ally in the War on Terror. When Obama began his illegal term of office we had lots of countries who were our allies in the War on Terror, which have since (with Obama’s encouragement) been taken over by Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafis, and/or Al Qaeda so they will NOT be our allies against terrorism but are instead moving towards the worldwide caliphate. Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Kenya, working on Syria... This is Obama carrying out his promise to the Egyptian ambassador in January 2010 - that he was and still is a Muslim who supports the Muslim agenda but that the Muslim world needed to be patient while he got Obamacare passed and then he would focus on implementing the Muslim agenda.

Part of the Muslim agenda is that when a country reaches nearly 100% Muslim population they are supposed to exterminate Christians. Rumsfeld had basically told Karzai back in 2001 that they would either become our allies or would become a glass parking lot. So Afghanistan had become our “ally” and had done the voting thing and the Constitution. They tried carrying out their whole philosophy of sharia being above even the Constitution when they tried to execute a Muslim who converted to Christianity but Americans caught wind of it and protested - even Condi Rice protested. So they backed off of that and pretended to the western world to have some semblance of religious freedom while saying to their own people that the Christian wouldn’t be executed because he was obviously insane, to convert from Islam.

But now with Obama and the Muslim agenda, Afghanistan needs an excuse to abandon everything that Rumsfeld and Bush had made them go along with, so they can comply with what sharia demands, and give up on this whole western thing of anti-terrorism and religious liberty.

I think Obama sent 30,000 of our troops over there knowing it is a hopeless boondoggle that’s historically never been won - and actually even admitting that the goal has never been to actually WIN - because he wants to destroy the US soldiers who are loyal to the Constitution and are brave enough to fight - so they would be gone by the time the domestic communist coup would be implemented by the military under his command, as they would have to reestablish control after rioting and/or other crisis that would initiate the revolution. He wouldn’t want anybody left in the military to actually be loyal to the Constitution when that happens, because they might turn on him and his agenda. So he’s been bleeding out our money and our finest soldiers as long as he can in Afghanistan but ultimately has to find a way for Afghanistan to give up on the charade of being our ally against Islamic terrorism so they can instead be part of the Islamic caliphate that Obama was hired by his owners (the Soros communist-Islamist alliance) to help usher in.

This sounds outrageous until you actually look at what Obama has done to the US military, compared to what he has done for Islamist thugs all over the globe, as well as what he is doing to the US economy, Constitution, and rule of law. When you combine that with a profile of the people he has in his administration and the written plans by both the communists and Islamists and how they match almost exactly everything Obama has done in the past and since taking over the White House, it’s way too much to be mere coincidence.

And those words to the Egyptian ambassador say it all, in his own words. The “Muslim agenda” that all sects of Islam agree on is the destruction of the US and Israel and the institution of worldwide sharia.

I feel a little bit like a broken record because I’ve been talking about this a lot lately, but I think it is really, really important that people connect the dots and realize just how serious it is for us to have an illegal enemy combatant in our White House. Dangerous, dangerous times.


24 posted on 02/25/2012 9:22:32 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

Great thesis.Its a very good synopsis of what has been going on in Obama’s Middle Eastern strategy. I agree with you.


25 posted on 02/25/2012 9:25:32 PM PST by U-238
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To: butterdezillion

“I think Obama sent 30,000 of our troops over there”

to make sure they’re not here when TSHTF
to make sure they are wounded or killed
to make sure he has hostages to get his agenda passed in country

I am waiting for him to leave 300 men there. We’ve heard about that number before.


26 posted on 02/25/2012 9:44:32 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just do not understand why we don’t, as a people, declare Islam a cult of death and murder and ban it forever from American soil?


27 posted on 02/25/2012 9:57:12 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: butterdezillion; Travis McGee

Matt....ping to post #24


28 posted on 02/25/2012 10:11:33 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We Grovel and apologize, to the very same BASTARDS whose Effing lives we saved with the bodies of our young Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen/Marines....

God DAMN our political “leaders.” May they burn in Hell!


29 posted on 02/25/2012 10:12:07 PM PST by Levante
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“He also noted that US commander Gen. John Allen apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and to the Afghan government and people, that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized and pledged to personally review results of an investigation into the incident and that President Barack Obama wrote a letter of apology to Karzai that US Ambassador Ryan Crocker delivered by hand.”

Will Allen and Panetta also give Karzai a Blowjob to placate the insolent, ingrate son of a goat bastard?


30 posted on 02/25/2012 10:14:16 PM PST by Levante
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That particular mosque is ESTABLISHED as a front for the Muslim Brothethood and Hezbollah, by infiltrators! Ladies and gentlemen we have national security risks at the highest levels of US government, including the Pentagon.


31 posted on 02/25/2012 10:41:09 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When was the last time any muslime of note ever apologized for any damn real atrocity their brethen have committed? Uh, like never.


32 posted on 02/25/2012 10:55:42 PM PST by Sea Parrot (You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something. --Stephen Adam)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did anyone from the mosque visit a firehouse police station etc and apologize for killingn over 3,000 of our citizens after 9/11??
I didn”t think so. We owe these dath cult asswipes NOTHING!
Government officials Grow Up. Stop apologizing to people that want us dead!


33 posted on 02/25/2012 11:00:43 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lavoy said Friday that the holy books were burned “unknowingly and improperly”
Holy books my ass. They are HATE Books.


34 posted on 02/25/2012 11:03:36 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Four US servicemen killed over a @#$%! book. ‘Nuff said. To hell with all of them including our commander in chief.


35 posted on 02/25/2012 11:55:32 PM PST by vc79 (LIBs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s time to burn a truckload of Korans.


36 posted on 02/26/2012 1:18:46 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here is an apology that ROCKS!
37 posted on 02/26/2012 1:20:51 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: pankot

C*ristians don’t bury their bibles?

Old Torahs are buried in a Jewish cemetery.


38 posted on 02/26/2012 1:24:38 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AmericanInTokyo; butterdezillion
Previous thread:

Pentagon apologizes at local mosque for Quran burning
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Very, very few articles bothered to mention which mosque. I wonder why?

"Lavoy apologized multiple times during a brief speech during prayer services at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, one of the largest mosques in the country."

Source

"The Axis of Islam in Northern Virginia is defined by Dar Al Hijrah mosque (AKA the 9/11 Mosque) in Falls Church and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center mosque in Sterling (it takes two distinct points to define a line or axis, doesn't it?)."

Virginiastan

39 posted on 02/26/2012 1:42:38 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Dogbert41

Fantasy headline (if we were in charge) “U.S. Official Visits Virginia Mosque to Burn Last Koran in the Country” - well, we can dream, can’t we?


40 posted on 02/26/2012 4:21:21 AM PST by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-XXX= Now what? Cain?XX Guess not. I GIVE UP)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

US Military Burns Bibles but Condemns Burning Korans

Bible BurningIf reports are accurate, it looks like those who burned Korans that had been written in to deliver secret messages to other prisoners may have to stand trial. We’re not hearing anything about whether those who killed US troops over the affair will suffer a similar fate.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai had accused a United States officer of “ignorantly” burning copies of the Koran. As a result, rioters took to the streets. So far, 11 people, in addition to the two U.S. servicemen, have been killed.

Demonstrations have drawn thousands of angry Afghans to the streets, chanting “Death to America!”

“NATO officials, in response to a request for the trial and punishment of the perpetrators … promised this crime will brought to court as soon as possible,” Karzai’s office said in a statement.

President Barack Obama sent a letter to Karzai apologizing for the burning of the Korans, after Afghan laborers found charred copies while collecting rubbish at the Bagram Air Base.

I don’t know if the President has said anything about the deaths of two United States soldiers and he wants an apology from Afghan President Karzai. Apologies these days are mostly a one-way street. We’re doing all the apologizing.

Our government apologizes for burning a few Korans, and yet it burns thousands of Bibles at the same Bagram Air Force Base. Here’s a CNN story from 2009 that is not getting any media attention:

Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said. The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated . . . at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said. . . .

“The decision was made that it was a ‘force protection’ measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims,” Wright told CNN on Tuesday.

Troops at posts in war zones are required to burn their trash, Wright said.

According to the military, the Bibles were “trash.”

The one thing that would help the blood-crazed Middle East, military rules say it must be destroyed. Is it any wonder that we are not making any progress as the body counts continues to mount? God is not mocked. We are trying to win a war with bullets, missiles, and drones instead of God’s Word. What’s worse, shooting bullets or dropping Bibles all over the Middle East?

On May 28th, 1849, Robert C. Winthrop (1809–1894), descendant of Governor John Winthrop, first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, addressed the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Bible Society in Boston, and said in part, “Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.”

http://godfatherpolitics.com/3872/us-military-burns-bibles-but-condemns-burning-korans/onet.”;


41 posted on 02/26/2012 5:14:29 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

May they be fed pig dung on paper plates crafted from the bloody alKoran to commemorate their submission /surrender to
ISLAM.


42 posted on 02/26/2012 6:34:55 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: All

He should go there with 5 gallons of Gas and burn it to the ground.


43 posted on 02/26/2012 7:27:35 AM PST by troy McClure
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Peter! When you go, take all these Muslims you love so much with you. We don’t want them in our state.

I really don’t know how much more disgusted and sickened I can get by all this Muslim-sucking before I self-destruct, or something.


44 posted on 02/26/2012 8:09:32 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s time to get out of that hellhole. Can’t see a reason to be there other than payoffs to our State Department people... what else could it be? Anyone?


45 posted on 02/26/2012 9:51:41 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: combat_boots

I’ve not heard about 300 men. What am I missing?


46 posted on 02/26/2012 12:47:20 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

It is a reference to the 300 Spartans.

However, there was a proposal to leave 3000 troops in Iraq (or maybe 4) at one point. 10 times 300. Spartans by another name......

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/07/world/middleeast/07military.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all


47 posted on 02/26/2012 1:31:50 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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48 posted on 02/26/2012 1:38:25 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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