Skip to comments.Flashback to 2008: Bush apologizesto Iraq for koran shooting
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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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.
While I don’t think either should have apologized, there is a difference in incidents.
YAWN..yet another Leftist clown posting “Bush’s fault” spam. Don’t you Leftist twits realize Bush is no longer President?
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
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.
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!
I think Amazon should apologize for advertising Koran toilet paper. / sarc
What I don’t understand is why wasn’t the desecrated Korans turned over to a Muslim Cleric?
I hated GWB’s second term and blame him for Obama 100%. This is more excuse making from the leftists in the media.
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.
Wasn’t there another even bigger dustup a few years ago when somebody allegedly flushed Korans down the toilet at Gitmo?
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?
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.
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.
GWB was a disaster. I look at him with nothing but scorn and disdain.
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.
What is your motive here? This is the second post you have made about this.
You a mole? Something doesn’t smell right.
The US Govt 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.
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
“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.
This is the only apology that we should have ever given them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8vA0ANTUM0
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.
Because we all know Bush never never kowtowed to the Saudis and played nice with them:
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
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?
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.
Yup fellow Freepers.
Obama is Bush’s twin.
What the heck is going on here?
That was a make up incident by Joe Klein.
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.
[Read my home page and my post]
Did. I’ve seen puddles left by hamsters that have more depth.
You are such a deep thinker.
I bow to your idiocy!
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.