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Flashback to 2008: Bush apologizesto Iraq for koran shooting
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Posted on 02/26/2012 8:48:13 AM PST by jeltz25

BAGHDAD (AFP) — US President George W. Bush has apologised to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the shooting of a Koran by an American soldier near Baghdad, state television announced on Tuesday. "The prime minister received an apology from US President George W. Bush on the incident of shooting of a Koran by a US soldier," Al-Iraqia television said.

US military authorities in Iraq have apologised to the local community west of Baghdad where the staff sergeant fired at the Koran during shooting practice on May 11.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; assclownpost; bush; islam; morons4obama; obama; obamabots; zoththisidiot
Another flashback. A very similar incident to the one that just happened. Bush did the same as Obama and apologized.

Personally, I think they were both wrong. But I'm just pointing out that Obama isn't exactly doing anything new here. He's just following in Bush's lead.

If you look at the thread a number of freepers did criticize Bush for apolgizing.

Frankly, I think both Bush and Obama have been too soft on Islam and neither of them really understands the connections between Islam and terrorism nad the threat it poses. Or, let me corretc that. I think they both do understand it but for political reasons they don't do anything about it and pretend it doesn't exist.

1 posted on 02/26/2012 8:48:20 AM PST by jeltz25
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To: jeltz25

While I don’t think either should have apologized, there is a difference in incidents.


2 posted on 02/26/2012 8:53:14 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: jeltz25
GWB was doing the same thing to Muslims that he did to 'Rats in the Congress, he thought if he was 'nice' to them, and offered apologies and what-not, that they would 'like' him.

He forgot (or never realized) that these are the very same bastards that murdered Daniel Pearl by decapitation.

The only apologies we should be offering to Islam are apologies attached to a BLU-82B.

LOTS of apologies.
3 posted on 02/26/2012 8:54:59 AM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: jeltz25

YAWN..yet another Leftist clown posting “Bush’s fault” spam. Don’t you Leftist twits realize Bush is no longer President?


4 posted on 02/26/2012 8:56:06 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: jeltz25

Two wrongs don’t make a right.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 8:59:26 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: jeltz25

Burning Korans is an appropriate method for disposing of them, according to their laws. Shooting is clearly not a manner to dispose, but is a disrespectful act. Big difference.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 8:59:37 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: jeltz25

Today’s were ALREADY DESECRATED BY THE PRISONERS!!

Why is everybody ignoring the REASON they were being burned?!?!?

Prisoners had written messages in them, which is itself a desecration according to Islam.

We have no business apologizing for anything!


7 posted on 02/26/2012 9:03:34 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: jeltz25

I think Amazon should apologize for advertising Koran toilet paper. / sarc


8 posted on 02/26/2012 9:03:40 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: G Larry

What I don’t understand is why wasn’t the desecrated Korans turned over to a Muslim Cleric?


9 posted on 02/26/2012 9:06:02 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: mkjessup

I hated GWB’s second term and blame him for Obama 100%. This is more excuse making from the leftists in the media.


10 posted on 02/26/2012 9:10:06 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: duckman

While I haven’t read the exact details, prisoners were somehow using them to pass messages. That might be why they were destroyed rather than handed over to a (potentially hostile) imam.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 9:10:57 AM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: ilgipper

Wasn’t there another even bigger dustup a few years ago when somebody allegedly flushed Korans down the toilet at Gitmo?


12 posted on 02/26/2012 9:14:04 AM PST by ngat
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To: duckman

What I don’t understand is why anyone would riot and murder over a book desecrated by Muslims and thrown in the fire by Muslim contractors?

Your question is ridiculous and a sign of weakness. Why can’t Muslims police themselves? Why can’t they follow their own rules? What next, ask why we should shoot back?


13 posted on 02/26/2012 9:17:09 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: GlockThe Vote
I hated GWB’s second term and blame him for Obama 100%.

You are absolutely correct. That sonuvabitch showed his true RINO-colors, spent money like a drunken sailor, never even found his damn veto pen until 2006, tried to foist Harriett Myers on us, ignored the advice of Dick Cheney and John Bolton regarding Iran, and listened to that piano-playing amateur SecState Condi Rice who should have STAYED at Stanford.

GWB should have gotten off his dead ass and actually used the power of the Presidency to put the Kenyan Usurper in the spotlight, called him out on his Marxist ideologue past, Hell, he could have demanded that 0bama prove his Constitutional bonafides to serve as POTUS, but that would have required far more 'nads than GWB could ever dream of having.

And the fact is, TARP started with Bush, and his puerile sputtering about "having to abandon Capitalist principles in order to save capitalism", that has to be one of the biggest loads of steaming crap to ever come down the pike.

No surprise it came from one of the Bushes.
14 posted on 02/26/2012 9:19:47 AM PST by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what e.coli is to an all-you-can-eat salad bar. NO ROMNEY!!!)
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To: jeltz25

Bush’s apology was an exception as opposed to Obama constantly flying around the world and literally bowing and kowtowing to our “allies” starting with what’s his name from Saudi Arabia.


15 posted on 02/26/2012 9:25:21 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: ilgipper

According to Muslims who regularly attack the mosques of different sects, the proper way to dispose of a koran is to blow it up.....along with other Muslims.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 9:25:35 AM PST by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: mkjessup

GWB was a disaster. I look at him with nothing but scorn and disdain.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 9:30:32 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: mkjessup
No surprise it came from one of the Bushes. I totally agree and your post says it all - this neocon nation building crap has been a disaster from the get go - the entire population of the middle east save Israel is not worth one drop of American blood, yet how many thousands of our finest have died for these seventh century orcs who will always despise America. Makes me sick.
18 posted on 02/26/2012 9:33:31 AM PST by dainbramaged (I nearly threw my pit bull at the television.)
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To: Chgogal
"Bush’s apology was an exception..."

Lol, do you realize his families strong ties to Saudi? How does Saudis deal with religious tolerance? Saudis think they own America because of what they did in 1985.

What about insulting every ones' intelligence proclaiming Islam to be a religion of peace? You do realize Islamic sects have been pillaging since the mid-7th Century in the name of Allah and suffocating any semblance of liberty. Hell, Bush had to be talked into a surge because his strategy of winning "the hearts and minds" he promoted was failing.
19 posted on 02/26/2012 9:44:26 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: jeltz25
If we are to believe the media reports, the Bush apology was because of a single deliberate act of disrespect towards the Koran committed by a member of the U.S. military. The Obama apology-thon has been much more extensive and originated from what was reported as an legitimate attempt to collect and destroy blasphemed Koran's in which terrorists had written encrypted messages in order to convey and promulgate terrorist information and propaganda.

I certainly am not convinced of the accuracy of the reports regarding either incident; nor do I believe the incidents warranted anything approaching the level of violence displayed by the usual assortment of vengeful, crazed Muslim mobs.

For our President to apologize to these fanatics only served to intensify the violence and contributed to two U.S. military personnel being murdered and several more injured. In my estimation Obama’s and General Allen's actions directly contributed to the violence that resulted in the subsequent murders of two additional U.S. servicemen and a grenade attack that caused injuries to several more U.S. military personnel yesterday. All of these murders were committed by employees of the Afghan government.

These were not “tragedies;” they were deliberate, treacherous acts; cold, calculated murders of U.S. service members who were performing their duties in support of the Afghan government and its people. We and our leaders should consider and treat these heinous attacks as acts of war against the U.S.

I stand w/Newt on this matter; but, would add; once all U.S. personnel have been evacuated, we should use whatever means necessary to destroy any and all U.S.-financed weapons, munitions and infrastructure still in Afghanistan and let the survivors resume their 4th century lifestyles.

20 posted on 02/26/2012 9:48:32 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: jeltz25; 50mm

What is your motive here? This is the second post you have made about this.

You a mole? Something doesn’t smell right.


21 posted on 02/26/2012 9:51:41 AM PST by mmanager (NEWT - The Chruchill of our time!)
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To: mkjessup

The US Gov’t is the most pro-sharia institution that exists in the world.

By slavishly following and attending to every radical Muslim grievance, and treating Islam as a uniform monolith from Afghanistan to N. Virginia - they are fully promoting the notion of the supremacy of Islam. Its more than Osama bin Laden ever hoped to achieve.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 9:53:15 AM PST by PGR88
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To: MNJohnnie
Don’t you Leftist twits realize Bush is no longer President?

Don't you right-wing nuts realize that Bush screwed things up so badly that it will take decades or maybe centuries of Democrat rule to get things right again? /sarc

23 posted on 02/26/2012 10:00:49 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: rollo tomasi

“Your question is ridiculous and a sign of weakness.”
What is ridiculous is your personal attack. You have no idea who I am or anything about me. Try to keep your message on the threads, in a professional manner or go somewhere else.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 10:05:19 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: jeltz25

This is the only apology that we should have ever given them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8vA0ANTUM0


25 posted on 02/26/2012 10:10:40 AM PST by GraceG
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To: jeltz25

Bush pandered to the muslims too.

So did his father.

That doesn’t make it wholesomely American or set the baseline for proper conduct by a president.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 10:53:16 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Chgogal

Because we all know Bush never never kowtowed to the Saudis and played nice with them:

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbnid=DSW2E4QKq5KVrM:&imgrefurl=http://www.stripersonline.com/t/819729/saudi-prince-alwaleed-a-major-fox-news-shareholder-funded-ground-zero-mosque&docid=7xOQE5ghfWybTM&imgurl=http://cdn.stripersonline.com/1/10/1004af0e_Bush_Prince_Abdullah_kiss_hold_hands.jpeg&w=328&h=264&ei=0IhKT6OPJeff0QHw6ISMDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=473&vpy=32&dur=188&hovh=201&hovw=250&tx=172&ty=96&sig=101855186780776818906&page=1&tbnh=91&tbnw=113&start=0&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0&biw=790&bih=394

Be honest, if we saw pictures of Obama like this we’d all go nuts. I’m just saying that when it comes to treating Islam and being pc towards it, Obama and Bysh are really no different


27 posted on 02/26/2012 11:34:58 AM PST by jeltz25
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To: jeltz25

Really? You want to defend Obama by making these weak, unrelated comparisons to a past president? Why?

What is it about Obama that creates this passion in you?


28 posted on 02/26/2012 12:39:22 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: jeltz25
Be honest, that picture was taken at Bush's ranch. He is NOT bowing to the Saudi King. He is steading the old man walk during the WH Press Picture Time. Be honest, that picture portrays EQUALS. There is a hell of a lot of difference between bowing to someone in defference at a formal international setting and helping someone with a health condition at one’s own home. I suppose you would have preferred to see the old man walk with a walker and Bush 10 paces a head of the man.
29 posted on 02/26/2012 2:37:05 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: rollo tomasi

I had no idea. /s

Read my home page and my post before you dare attack me and my positions.

THERE IS NO EFFING WAY THAT YOU CAN COMPARE OBAMA’S BEHAVIOR ABROAD TO BUSH’S.

Now go away.


30 posted on 02/26/2012 2:41:15 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: jeltz25; All

Yup fellow Freepers.

Obama is Bush’s twin.

What the heck is going on here?


31 posted on 02/26/2012 2:43:23 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: ngat

That was a make up incident by Joe Klein.


32 posted on 02/26/2012 2:49:04 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I blame idiot voters for Obama. I blame the hoards of Obama Moochers for Obama.

Did I like No Child Left Behind, Medicare Plan D and his deficits? No, but they do not in anyway shape or form compare to Obama’s programs.

We lost everything in 2006 when Peloser took over the Congress. And I blame my fellow lazy do nothing fellow citizens for voting the way they did. Did Bush make it easier for them to vote for President Algae, yes but that is no excuse for electing Marxists into office. None.

BTW, MSM can take a lot of blame for the election of Obama as well as my fellow citizens.


33 posted on 02/26/2012 2:55:43 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Chgogal

[Read my home page and my post]

Did. I’ve seen puddles left by hamsters that have more depth.


34 posted on 02/26/2012 10:31:14 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

Yawn.

You are such a deep thinker.

I bow to your idiocy!


35 posted on 02/26/2012 11:14:03 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Chgogal

There are no degrees of appeasement since the weaknesses are exploited by the side who posses the stronger will. Apparently Bush and yourself have never picked up on Muslim history. Appeasement was Muhammad’s greatest weapon, moderate or extremists, does not matter, he stabbed all he could in the back.


36 posted on 02/27/2012 7:42:54 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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