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We should NOT have apologised for Koran burning, says Santorum
The Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2012 | Hannah Roberts and Suzannah Hills

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; islam; koran; santorum; waronterror

1 posted on 02/26/2012 12:02:22 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

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.


2 posted on 02/26/2012 12:12:20 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Pinkbell
what they perceive as foreign disrespect for their culture and religion.

Afghans' perception is clouded on many issues, but on this one, their perception is both clear and accurate.

3 posted on 02/26/2012 12:13:08 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Pinkbell

If these quotes from Santorum are correct, he needs some serious grammar instruction. Unreal.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 12:17:38 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: Pinkbell
foreign disrespect for their culture and religion?

Ya think?

5 posted on 02/26/2012 12:22:20 PM PST by RoosterRedux ( Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: Pinkbell

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 doing more to promote the notion of the supremacy of Islam. Its more than Osama bin Laden ever hoped to achieve.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 12:24:37 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Pinkbell

Santorum has been going around trying to parrot everything Newt says. And the media credits Santorum and ignores Newt. It’s a damn shame.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 12:25:47 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: Paved Paradise

Grammar police!! Call the cops.


8 posted on 02/26/2012 12:26:49 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: Pinkbell

Why does he say the burning of Korans was a “mistake”? More pussyfooting by a conservative.


9 posted on 02/26/2012 12:28:13 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Paved Paradise

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.


10 posted on 02/26/2012 12:31:57 PM PST by conservative98
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To: Pinkbell
Santos is so behind. Oh, I forget, he waits until Newt gets his talking points out there. What a shame, it's Rick or Mitt.
11 posted on 02/26/2012 12:36:26 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Watched FOX news and they had on the only Muslim I can agree with and he said the Koran was not holy after the inmates wrote on the pages. As soon as they wrote messages on the pages it was desecrated.
He also said Obama never should have said sorry.
12 posted on 02/26/2012 12:47:25 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Pinkbell

Knock it off already or we will burn some more.


13 posted on 02/26/2012 12:52:29 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Cindy of Nashville

Even when he tries to copy Newt, he gets it wrong.

Saint Santorum is so damn lame.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 12:53:23 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Cindy of Nashville

“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.


15 posted on 02/26/2012 1:07:00 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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”


16 posted on 02/26/2012 1:08:01 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: Christie at the beach

Ahhhh... Newt has a state or two. Hang in there.

http://www.conservativestats.com/p/mapping.html

(Several updates to our State by State polling Map)


17 posted on 02/26/2012 1:14:41 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: freeangel

I shudder to imagine if this guy had to go up against Iran, China, and Russia as a president.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 1:15:44 PM PST by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: Pinkbell

Here, here! I certainly agree. Obama appears he could care less about American soldiers being murdered by these Moslem fanatics.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 1:16:20 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: VanDeKoik

“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.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 1:19:03 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: CainConservative

Unfortunately it speaks to the foolishness of the primary voting base, which hasnt shown a great deal of brains this cycle.


21 posted on 02/26/2012 1:21:02 PM PST by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 1:25:59 PM PST by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: Yorlik803

Well, pigs DO fly!!! Unbelievable...thanks for posting that and thanks to the muslim who stated the obvious!

Wow!


23 posted on 02/26/2012 1:32:16 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Yeah. It was a breath of fresh air. Maybe there are some more. If so, They need to speak out ASAP.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 2:02:11 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Lazlo in PA; Antonious

Santorum 2012 ping.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 2:21:56 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

26 posted on 02/26/2012 2:32:12 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Paved Paradise

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.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 2:38:58 PM PST by livius
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To: mrsmel

Well golly gee Rick, NEWT has been talking about this for 3 or 4 days now. You just now catching NEWT drift??


28 posted on 02/26/2012 3:17:37 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Cindy of Nashville
You sure got that right. Newt has been talking about this for 3 or 4 days now. Little Ricky just now saw it as a campaign issue?

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

29 posted on 02/26/2012 3:20:47 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Christie at the beach

Based on the prior sentence I think you don’t want that comma right “shame.” Do you?


30 posted on 02/26/2012 3:42:14 PM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: Pinkbell

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!!??


31 posted on 02/26/2012 4:09:35 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: annieokie

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?


32 posted on 02/26/2012 4:27:07 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
How's that working our for me?? rofl hahahaha.

No Problem, rofl. Little Ricky just sounds so cute.

33 posted on 02/26/2012 4:55:13 PM PST by annieokie
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To: WXRGina
Looking back, it was a mistake. I'm not a big Rick fan, but he is correct. He's just a little late to the Party.
34 posted on 02/26/2012 5:00:15 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

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?


35 posted on 02/26/2012 5:04:29 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Pinkbell
First President to repeat “the Holy Qur'an tells us,” and openly admit “the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.”

link 32 month report card.

36 posted on 02/26/2012 5:27:09 PM PST by opentalk
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To: annieokie

“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.


37 posted on 02/26/2012 5:55:02 PM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: annieokie

Enjoy (and laugh) while you can!! ;-)


38 posted on 02/26/2012 6:03:55 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: annieokie

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.


39 posted on 02/26/2012 6:23:31 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel
How can he close ears that size?

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.

40 posted on 02/26/2012 7:48:00 PM PST by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: EnglishCon

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.


41 posted on 02/26/2012 9:43:00 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel

Thank you.

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.


42 posted on 02/26/2012 11:20:58 PM PST by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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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


43 posted on 02/26/2012 11:34:01 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: EnglishCon

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.


44 posted on 02/26/2012 11:56:45 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: EnglishCon

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.


45 posted on 02/27/2012 12:14:51 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel

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.


46 posted on 02/27/2012 5:09:05 AM PST by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: EnglishCon

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!


47 posted on 02/27/2012 5:33:18 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel

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.


48 posted on 02/27/2012 6:06:10 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: mc5cents

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.


49 posted on 02/27/2012 3:28:03 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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