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President Obama: Apology to Afghans 'Calmed Things Down'
ABC News ^ | 29 Feb 2012 | DEVIN DWYER

Posted on 02/29/2012 3:35:47 PM PST by mandaladon

President Obama said his formal apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Korans by U.S. troops last week has "calmed things down" after the incident sparked an outbreak of violence across the country.

"We're not out of the woods yet," Obama said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Bob Woodruff at the White House. "But my criteria in any decision I make, getting recommendations from folks who are actually on the ground, is what is going to best protect our folks and make sure that they can accomplish their mission."

Obama's letter to Karzai reportedly expressed regret for the apparently inadvertent burning of the Korans, which took place on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, and pledged to prevent future incidents and hold accountable those responsible.

The president's critics and some members of the military have questioned the appropriateness of the move, given the subsequent murder of two U.S. military officers at the hands of an Afghan inside one of the capital's secure ministry buildings.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: koran; obama
"Everything else -- the politics or second guessing of these various decisions -- I'm not worried about," Obama said. .............This jerk is too much
1 posted on 02/29/2012 3:35:50 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

” “calmed things down” after the incident sparked an outbreak of violence across the country.”

This is some kinda joke,,,,, right?


2 posted on 02/29/2012 3:37:49 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mandaladon

I believe he is incorrect on this.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 3:38:20 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: mandaladon

I worry that he actually believes this about himself. Thinks he makes a positive difference on events. Scary thought.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 3:38:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: mandaladon

Barry Soetoro = POS

with all due respect to pieces of excrement.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 3:38:31 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: mandaladon

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/latest-wikileaks-dump-shows-dems-effort-to-throw-2008-election


6 posted on 02/29/2012 3:38:49 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; All

7 posted on 02/29/2012 3:38:49 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mandaladon
It does bring to mind the question:

What is the proper method of disposal of a damaged Koran?

I'll bet burning is one of them.

8 posted on 02/29/2012 3:39:10 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: mandaladon
"calmed things down"

Tell that to the dead.

9 posted on 02/29/2012 3:41:49 PM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: mandaladon
The truth means nothing to 0bama, getting reelected means everything.
10 posted on 02/29/2012 3:42:53 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mandaladon

YOU LIE.....


11 posted on 02/29/2012 3:43:49 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mandaladon
"We're not out of the woods yet," Obama said

"... but as soon as I blow him, everything will be fine."

12 posted on 02/29/2012 3:44:17 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Mikey_1962
I found an answer to my own question:

Disposing of Unusable Copies of the Qur'an

As far as old and unusable copies of the Qur'an are concerned, it is not permitted to burn them unless there is no other way to dispose of them.

The great Hanafi Imam, Imam Ibn Abidin (may Allah have mercy on him) states: "If a copy of the Mushaf (qur'an) becomes old and it is difficult to read from it, it should not be burnt in fire. This is what Imam Muhammad (m: student of Imam Abu Hanifa) pointed out and this is what we take. It will not be disliked to bury it.

It should be wrapped in a pure cloth, and a Lahd grave (m: grave that has a incision in the side wall, customary in hot climate countries where the earth is solid) should be dug, because if a Shiq grave (m: grave with a straight opening, common in cold climate countries due to the earth being soft) is dug and the copy ofthe Qur'an is buried, it will entail the soil falling on top of the Qur'an which is a form of disrespect, unless a slab is placed as a roof. .. " (Radd al-Muhtar, 5/271)

In light of the above, there are two methods of disposing of an unusable copy of the Qur'an:

(1) Wrapping it in a pure piece of cloth and burying it respectfully in a place where people (normally) do not walk about In cold climate countries (such as the UK), one may dig a Shiq grave, but a slab should be placed first and over it the soil.

(2) Fastening the Qur'an with a heavy object like a stone and then placing it respectfully in flowing water. If one is able to implement the above two methods, it would not be permitted to burn the copy of the Qur'an. However, if the above two methods are difficult to carry out, then one may burn the Qur'an and bury or drown the resulting ash.

13 posted on 02/29/2012 3:47:26 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: mandaladon
I'm sure the families of the murdered Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. /S...as if I should have to.
14 posted on 02/29/2012 3:47:45 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: mandaladon

bs...what was in the “brotherhood” letter he won’t release...a muslim would eat his own camel’s sh*t to be sweet to a muslim president of usa!


15 posted on 02/29/2012 3:48:09 PM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: mandaladon
getting recommendations from folks who are actually on the ground, is what is going to best protect our folks and make sure that they can accomplish their mission

Folks-Waggin'

16 posted on 02/29/2012 3:48:59 PM PST by mikrofon ("Folks" you, BO)
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To: mandaladon

“calmed things down”

If they were calmed down it’s because they were out of breath from rolling on the floor laughing at him.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 3:49:55 PM PST by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: mandaladon

“Bazinga.”


18 posted on 02/29/2012 3:50:50 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mandaladon
“President Obama said his formal apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Korans by U.S. troops last week has “calmed things down””

Yea right. Those dead American servicemen lying on the ground looked real calm. They weren't even moving. They didn't have a care in the world.

19 posted on 02/29/2012 3:52:46 PM PST by detective
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To: mandaladon

I think the Taliban used it as an opportunity to try to egg their supporters into an impromptu (Vietnam-style) Tet offensive. That it fizzled out so quickly is a good sign - the clearest indication yet of the Taliban’s near-death condition (in contrast to all the defeatist rhetoric circulating in the past year or so). The Tet offensive killed 4,000 Americans. This Koranic Tet offensive has killed perhaps a dozen. The bottom line is this - the only people who participated in the riots are the Taliban’s supporters, and only a few thousand of them participated in a country of 30m people. In contrast, anywhere from 300K to 500K Vietcong were involved in the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War. These vermin boast of loving death as we love life. The truth is that they love to boast of loving death while doing everything to avoid it, including avoiding attacks on American civilians at every opportunity, for fear of massive retaliatory attacks by our military.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 3:57:37 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: mandaladon
So would some well placed ammunition have calmed things down. And it would have calmed them down sooner and with more benefit to us.

ML/NJ

21 posted on 02/29/2012 3:58:31 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: mandaladon

Thank you president obama for protecting our military; also thank you for the pending peace with N. Korea and thank you president obama for the excellent stock exchange numbers.
Now, FO&D..MF!!!


22 posted on 02/29/2012 4:00:49 PM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: BenLurkin
In the mind of a logical person, one would refer to most of the statements coming from this obozo jackass as either DILUSIONAL or lies. I'd say both apply.
23 posted on 02/29/2012 4:07:11 PM PST by drypowder
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To: mandaladon

Might have calmed them down (although anyone that believes this idiot is an equal idiot).

But it has not calmed us down.

No one apologizes to a muzzie.

No one with b*lls, that is.

Oh, forgot......


24 posted on 02/29/2012 4:07:20 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Hey Bambi! tell that to the dead and wounded Soldiers families. Putz.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 4:13:02 PM PST by DAC21
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To: mandaladon

I saw the interview with the ambassador to Afghanistan and the commanding General by Brett Baer this afternoon. It looks and sounds to me like once again some poor slob of a GI will be thrown under the bus. But Lil Barry as usual is damaging his elbows patting himself on the back.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 4:13:41 PM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: mandaladon

“calmed things down”

Yea right. Dead calm.


27 posted on 02/29/2012 4:22:44 PM PST by detective
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I figured Zer0 would say something like this....

...it is after all, one of those impossible things to prove or disprove.

I suspect that the muzzie lunatics would have rioted for about a week and then quit even without "the apology"...just like they did with "the apology"...

...I bet that most of the muzzies don't give a rat's ass about the koran....all they wanted to do was riot.....

...Zer0 wasted his time and showed everyone his ass once again.

28 posted on 02/29/2012 4:28:47 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: B.O. Plenty

“.Zer0 wasted his time and showed everyone his ass once again”

Just like the “drop pants” comics I used to see at the Roxy Theater in Cleveland, in the 60s. I was there to see Irma, The Body, but suffered through their worn out comedy routines.


29 posted on 02/29/2012 4:37:30 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Mikey_1962
"...one may dig a Shiq grave"

What if I don't give a Shiq?

30 posted on 02/29/2012 4:38:55 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mandaladon
He may have placated some of the rag heads by kissing their a$$es but he sure pissed off the rank and file military members. You won't hear anything from them because they do not want to be court marshaled and kicked out.
But they are pissed. The vast majority of them see him has a traitor. They do have clear vision.
31 posted on 02/29/2012 5:03:05 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: mandaladon

What was in the letter to Karzai that no one is allowed to see??? How much money?? What kind of support?? This is BS.


32 posted on 02/29/2012 5:05:54 PM PST by Pat4ever
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To: mandaladon

Well since he has made rveryting okay now I guess gas prices will go down.


33 posted on 02/29/2012 5:27:42 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: oldenuff2no
So why isn't he impeached for treason?

Number One Answer: We as Americans have bent to his chains and abandoned our forces in the field.
Sorry,chief, it's high time somebody faced facts. We field the greatest force the world has ever seen and refuse to support them. You're buying a book burning as the equivalent of killing Americans?

Our soldiers need us to step up now more than ever.


34 posted on 02/29/2012 5:33:50 PM PST by TexasSecede79366 (Soap box,jury box,ballot box,bullet box. Where are we now?)
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To: Zhang Fei

543 American soldiers were KIA the week of the Tet Offensive. The 4,000 you refer to (a little low btw) is America and it’s allies, i.e. SVA


35 posted on 02/29/2012 5:35:47 PM PST by newbie 10-21-00
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To: mandaladon

He needs to start apologizing and kissing the behind of that angry black woman he’s married to. See if he can calm HER down.


36 posted on 02/29/2012 5:52:38 PM PST by trailboss800
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