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.
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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.