I cannot believe Petraeus (although he is an Øbama appointee), is doing this. This is a WAR ... the Taliban are trying to KILL our people. Do these morons believe that they are going to try to KILL US MORE DEAD because a bunch of nuts in Florida burn a book? This isn't about books or PC or feeling good or "maybe" ... it's about life and death. That is, unless maybe they are not fighting a war ... maybe they consider this an "occupation" now?
If it is a war, you don't worry about burning books, you worry about burning down the damned poppy fields that are supporting this whole mess. We sprayed the VC with Agent Orange)... defoliated the place. I'm sure by now we have an "environmentally friendly" agent Orange (Green Orange?)... but is there any talk of burning and defoliating the poppy fields? No. Why not? Well, these poor farmers would be upset with us. And while the people "running" this war worry about books being burned in Florida, they are putting our soldiers into body bags and send them home with a flag! But that is not discussed and there is no outrage.
Time to carpet bomb the place, clean out the gene pool, bring our guys home and put them on the southern border ... WITH ammunition.
So, why anger the enemy by atacking his fundamental, if not misdirected, religion? It is not sound military tactics to piss the enemy off in such a manner. It is best to direct military action against the existing combatants, not manufacture more of the same.