Skip to comments.We should NOT have apologised for Koran burning, says Santorum
Posted on 02/26/2012 12:02:14 PM PST by Pinkbell
Rick Santorum has condemned President Barack Obama's apology for the burning of Korans at a U.S base in Afghanistan.
The Republican presidential hopeful added that Afghanistan should apologise to the U.S. for the deaths of four U.S. soldiers during six days of violence sparked by the incident.
'There was nothing deliberately done wrong here,' Santorum told ABC's This Week today.
'This was something that happened as a mistake. Killing Americans in uniform is not a mistake. It was something that deliberate.'
Another eight U.S. servicemen were wounded in a grenade attack today in violent protests that have engulfed Afghanistan this week, killing around 30 people. At least two demonstrators were also killed.
'The response needs to be apologized for by (President Hamid) Karzai and the Afghan people for attacking and killing our men and women in uniform and overreacting to this inadvertent mistake,' Santorum explained on NBC's 'Meet the Press'. 'That is the real crime here, not what our soldiers did.'
The president's apology suggests that there is blame and that the U.S. did something wrong 'in the sense of doing a deliberate act,' Santorum said.
Santorum says that rather than saying he was sorry, Obama should have only acknowledged that burning copies of Islam's holiest book in a trash pit was wrong and taken responsibility for the incident, 'but to apologise, I think, lends credibility that somehow or another that it was more than that.'
Santorum is the latest Republican to criticise Obama for apologising for burning the religious materials. Despite apologies from the president and other U.S. officials for what they said was a mistake, their regrets have not quelled the anger of Afghans, who viewed the Quran burnings as an illustration of what they perceive as foreign disrespect for their culture and religion.
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So what is anyone in a position to be heard going to DO about it? We all know he’s here to destroy America, he can’t even be called a traitor because he never HAD any loyalty to betray, did ANY other President have such a choke-up on being given the Oath of Office? His taqqiya wasn’t smooth enough to gloss over such a momentous position, such an undreamt-of opportunity, he could never have guessed it would be so EASY and it overcame his taqqiya for the moment.
Afghans' perception is clouded on many issues, but on this one, their perception is both clear and accurate.
If these quotes from Santorum are correct, he needs some serious grammar instruction. Unreal.
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 doing more to promote the notion of the supremacy of Islam. Its more than Osama bin Laden ever hoped to achieve.
Santorum has been going around trying to parrot everything Newt says. And the media credits Santorum and ignores Newt. It’s a damn shame.
Grammar police!! Call the cops.
Why does he say the burning of Korans was a “mistake”? More pussyfooting by a conservative.
This is just what we need, another candidate who can’t communicate properly. He also rambles in the debates without saying anything of substance. Score another negative against Santo.
Knock it off already or we will burn some more.
Even when he tries to copy Newt, he gets it wrong.
Saint Santorum is so damn lame.
“Santorum has been going around trying to parrot everything Newt says.” Saint ricky had to first put his finger in the wind to see how politically incorrect it might be to correct his president. He wanted to see if Newt was taking any heat for saying it first.
I love this...cometh the hour, cometh the man!!! It is so true about Newt Gingrich.
The is also a song out there about Romney and Santorum by Stephen Sondhiem..”Send In The Clowns”
Ahhhh... Newt has a state or two. Hang in there.
(Several updates to our State by State polling Map)
I shudder to imagine if this guy had to go up against Iran, China, and Russia as a president.
Here, here! I certainly agree. Obama appears he could care less about American soldiers being murdered by these Moslem fanatics.
“I shudder to imagine if this guy had to go up against Iran, China, and Russia as a president”
Too late. He’s not “going up”to China and Russia. He’s already given them classified docs and getting ready to disarm us against them.
Unfortunately it speaks to the foolishness of the primary voting base, which hasnt shown a great deal of brains this cycle.
Of course it could never happen in this PC day and age, but if it upsets them so, maybe a thousand Korans fed to pigs for each American harmed may get their attention.
Enough of this winning hearts and mind mush. Make it so none will want to step foot in a civilized country.
Well, pigs DO fly!!! Unbelievable...thanks for posting that and thanks to the muslim who stated the obvious!
Yeah. It was a breath of fresh air. Maybe there are some more. If so, They need to speak out ASAP.
Santorum 2012 ping.
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He expresses himself very poorly. But aside from that, I guess after Gingrich (and possibly Paul, IIRC) said this yesterday or even the day before, Ricky finally felt it was safe to venture his own remarks.
Well golly gee Rick, NEWT has been talking about this for 3 or 4 days now. You just now catching NEWT drift??
Rick and Mitt are plagiarists, except by the time they latch on to one of NEWTs IDEAs, Newt is off dropping another bomb. Takes awhile until they know what that bomb means though. rofl
Based on the prior sentence I think you don’t want that comma right “shame.” Do you?
Good guy, Rick Santorum, the FINAL TOP CONSERVATIVE standing against Bishop Willard. Can we all unite now and get behind this guy and against the RINO establishment!!??
It will be fun on FR to watch people have to drop the mildly detractory “little” before “Rick” as his delegate total increases from Michigan, and then on to the next round of states as the clear leader of the anti-Romney forces, raking in even more delegates and extending his lead as the chief anti-RINO/anti-Establishment GOP candidate. I will relish seeing this. Most of us have held our restrained tongues to keep from referring to “fat” or “pudgy” or “doughboy thighs” in reference to other GOP candidates running who certainly could be made fun of. In fact, if memory serves me correct, Santoru is in fact almost as tall as Romney and certainly taller than Gingrich and Paul. How’s that workin’ out for you?
No Problem, rofl. Little Ricky just sounds so cute.
The only “mistake” was letting those barbarian animals find the charred remains—which makes me wonder if this is not one big ol’ setup. What better anti-American PR stunt to get the Koranimals all lathered up than a few barbequed Korans “conveniently” found by some Afghan “workers” in the “trash” at Bagram?
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“Little Ricky just sounds so cute.”
Truthfully it sounds asinine, but it will be fun watching the bunch of you come around after he wins the nomination.
I wish Newt would face facts and drop out. He’s the unelectable one.
Enjoy (and laugh) while you can!! ;-)
Yes, I stay out of the loop for days at a time for sanity’s sake so I hadn”t heard that. But anyway, Hussein will just dismiss anything Newt says as “campaining” when it’s something he doesn’t want to do anyway. He a
ready tunes out, dismisses, closes his ears to anyone who opposes him, including Americans on ObamaCare, drilling, the Catholic Church. He doesn’t even care if everyone knows he’s arrogantly being a king instead of a public servant That’s his intention.
Truthfully though, burning the koran makes me uneasy. Burning any book does. It reminds me too much of another person who burned books.
Yeah, Farenheit 451 was one book that scared the everloving cr*p out of me as a child.
My understanding is that the korans were already defaced and that’s WHY they were being burned. Also, our own government (Hussein & Gang) had Bibles over there burned to pacify the muzzies, ostensibly. So it’s not like the troops were just gratuitously burning korans. But yet Hussein never misses an opportunity to apologise, demean and betray the troops, and be the hypocritical POS that he is.
It is one of those stories that never got reported here in the UK, so I have only had the odd FR link to let me know what was going on in this case.
Burning a defaced Koran is fine - that is the correct way to dispose of it (same way you dispose of a badly damaged flag here). Completely burned, down to ash.
Your read on your current POTUS - absolutely spot on. I despise him and his obvious disdain for the troops. Some of the stunts he has pulled make me literally shake with rage.
I do not know why once it was learned that this happened everybody who knew about it didnt just keep their mouths shut,,,,If no one knows it happened..... it didnt happen
Exactly-the korans were defaced in the first place by some Muslims who either worked with the troops or were prisoners, and had made note (and possibly code to each other) in them. So not only out of respect as you say, but possibly because if they had code in them, they could hardly just give them back. And yes, burning is the proper disposal of such. So I don’t know why Hussein and his 1600 Penn St Blood Gangstas even thought an apology was necessary. Actually. we can see that by any reasonable criteria, it wasn’t-Hussein’s just paying obeisance to one higher in the Muslim hiearchy than he himself is.
Really, we shouldn’t be surprised Muslims lie (it’s called taqqiya, allowable lying to infidels for allah *piss be upon his name*) Of course Hussein lies, he’s a politician. Of course he lies, he’s a Muslim. Of course he lies, he’s a
leftist. And of course he lies, he’s a -nevermind.
Yeah like that stunt yesterday that we need to “diversify” the SEALS. The apologists for this are saying ,”But the standards will remain the same, why would they not?” I’d like to scream into eac one’s eardrums, “BECAUSE THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU ALWAYS SAY RIGHT BEFORE YOU CHANGE THEM! “ Like they did for firefighters and law enforcement, because “weez neez mo divuhcitee” and the minorities taking the tests were always at the bottom. This, my friend, is dumbing-down, it’s rampant in academia, in media (didn’t have far to fall there anyway), and nationally in everything. in our race to reach that moving goal-post of diversity, everything is being driven to the lowest common denominators, and what do you think that’s going to do a formerly great culture? From Beethoven to , oh, I don’t know, Snoop Doggy Dogg (I make a concerted effort to stay i anaware of pop culture) -I can just see civilisationrise ever onward and upward. Enough for tonight, I’m going to listen to Lester Roloff sermons online, that always stiffens my backbone and gets my thinking-and priorities right. Thanks for the talk, goodnight.
Diversify SEALS? You are joking, right? I hope so, cause an entire mouthful of coffee hit the laptop when I read that.
What do they want - an equal number of non killers who cry over the targets?
I am rather fond of Billy Graham’s sermons when I need to cheer up. Sure, he isn’t exactly my Church, but he is a powerful speaker and a very smart man. Same effect though - gives me courage to lift up the load and walk through another day.
Nope, I’m not joking. They swear the standards won’t be lowered and they’re only raising “recruitment awareness” but that’s what they said at first when they did this with law enforcement and firemen, and now they get sued left and right for “scrimination” when minorities can’t pass the already dumbed-down tests, and in some departments swimming requirements have been dropped.
What Hussein and the left have been salivating for and are achieving-the undermining and weakening of the mighty American military, and to try to run all the patriots out so it becomes their tool and easily turned on the armed citizenry. I wish ‘em luck with that-they’ll learn just what AA slot fulfillment is good for. It has never stopped being true that white males compose the huge majority of combat positions.
Billy Graham, haha. I’m hardcore fumdamentalist Independent Baptist, we separate from the likes of him!
fumdamentalist=fundamentalist. The joys of typing on an onscreen keyboard!
I was raised part Roman Catholic, part Southern Baptist, and part Holiness Charismatic Pentacostal, so have some tiny familiarity with those branches. Becoming fundamentalist Independent Baptist was my own (late adulthood) conviction.
While you joke, it makes him look stupid. We all make mistakes with grammar, but to do it repeatedly opens up the door for mockery. I would like to think our candidates will speak intelligently.
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