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Obama expresses 'deep regret' over Koran burning(But will he apologize to us when our flag burned?)
yahoo news ^ | 2/23/12

Posted on 02/23/2012 6:35:20 AM PST by bestintxas

US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai's office said Thursday.

Obama said the incident was unintentional and pledged a full investigation, the president's office said, as fierce anti-US protests swept the nation in which at least 14 people have died, including two American soldiers.

"I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident," Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai by US ambassador Ryan Crocker. "I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies."

"The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible," the letter said.

Karzai told members of parliament that a US officer was responsible for the burning that was done "out of ignorance", his office said.

The incident at the US military base at Bagram north of Kabul sparked three days of fierce anti-US protests in which at least 12 protesters were killed.

Two American soldiers also died when an Afghan army colleague turned his weapon on them as demonstrators approached a US base in eastern Nangarhar province Thursday, the military and officials

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; apology; bho44; koran
Pandering to all but us Americans
1 posted on 02/23/2012 6:35:23 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Weren’t our soldiers in Trashkanistan ordered to burn Bibles a few years back?


2 posted on 02/23/2012 6:36:29 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bestintxas

What an A$$wipe


3 posted on 02/23/2012 6:38:15 AM PST by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: bestintxas

When did it become a tenet of Islam that physical damage to a Koran is such an outrage? Is this even a legit aspect of their religion?


4 posted on 02/23/2012 6:39:33 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: bestintxas
Two American soldiers also died when an Afghan army colleague turned his weapon on them as demonstrators approached a US base in eastern Nangarhar province Thursday...

Yeah, yeah. Soldiers died blada, blada, blada.

Let's keep our eye on the ball here. Numerous pages of paper with ink on them were burned in cold blood.

Oh. And, not to be a stickler, but those soldiers didn't "die".....they were KILLED!!!!...you stinking idiot moron!

5 posted on 02/23/2012 6:42:23 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: DooDahhhh

The guy never learns anything from Bush.

You don’t burn Korans, you flush them down the toilet.

But Obamedia is ok with burning Korans. Must be, I hear crickets.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 6:43:19 AM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: bestintxas

The US Government does more to promote sharia law and deference to Muslim sensibilities than Osama Bin Laden ever was able to do.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 6:44:27 AM PST by PGR88
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To: bestintxas

But complete silence when it comes to Middle Eastern Christians being attack.


8 posted on 02/23/2012 6:49:40 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: bestintxas

FUBO What about all the Bibles that you had destroyed in these “tolerant” satanic, islamic countries?


9 posted on 02/23/2012 6:50:59 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Texas Eagle
Weren’t our soldiers in Trashkanistan ordered to burn Bibles a few years back?

Yeah, but don't hold your breath waiting for an apology on that one.

10 posted on 02/23/2012 6:52:09 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Williams

Jews bury old torah scrolls and bibles and prayer books with respect. They don’t throw thm in the trash or burn them. Those Islamic Holy books should have been cared for according tp their law.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 6:53:12 AM PST by tommix2 ( zz\)
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To: bestintxas
I keep thinking of the fed. money which sponsored ‘art’ depicting a Crucifix in a urine-filled beaker!!
12 posted on 02/23/2012 6:57:40 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: bestintxas

13 posted on 02/23/2012 6:57:54 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: al_c

CNN) — Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday.

March 3, 2009

The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.

Such religious outreach can endanger American troops and civilians in the devoutly Muslim nation, Wright said.

“The decision was made that it was a ‘force protection’ measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims,” Wright told CNN on Tuesday.

Troops at posts in war zones are required to burn their trash, Wright said.

The Bibles were written in the languages Pashto and Dari.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 7:01:49 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: tommix2

Heard that those korans were desicrated anyways, because they were used to pass along messages by enemy combatants in military prison, according to an interview of Andrew McCathary by the local conservative talkradio show host whose name is part of my tagline.


15 posted on 02/23/2012 7:09:39 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: bestintxas

Now if he ordered them to act against their religion and eat bacon he might have something to apologize for... Ahhhh come to think of it he didn’t have any problem ordering catholics and christians to act against their faith in the contraception abortion matter. Did he apologize for that?

Just wondering...


16 posted on 02/23/2012 7:12:28 AM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: PGR88; All
The US Government does more to promote sharia law and deference to Muslim sensibilities

You do mean Obama, don't you? Our first Muslim President said he would side with the Muslims, don't you remember that?

If you were going to destroy America, would you attack like Pearl Harbor

OR

Would you buy a reality star TV Host to play PRESIDENT?

Obama has exceeded all of his handlers expectations. Americans really are the biggest fools in history. They can't see that he works for Muslim Terrorists, Obama is obviously a traitor.

17 posted on 02/23/2012 7:13:00 AM PST by politicianslie (Obama: America's first Muslim POTUS, doing all he can to destroy America. HELLO, can anyone th)
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To: A'elian' nation
You don’t burn Korans, you flush them down the toilet.

I would like to take this opportunity to dispel some myths about the queeran.

For quite a number of years, I have been receiving the queeran from CAIR, simply by sending them an email and asking for it.

Free and postage paid...I have received over ten.

Now, as far as my uses for them...

For one thing, they do not work well as toilet paper.

Too rough and they do not work well in my septic tank. All the other crap in the tank recoils from them, upsetting the compost process..

Starting fires...excellent. It appears that the inflammatory fairy tales on each page contribute to the overall flammability of the paper.

Not only are they good at starting fires, they seem to keep one going very well.

Lining of my tool box...so-so. I have noticed they absorb the fly crap well.

My tools have a tendency to fall out of the box on occasion...I assume to escape the corrosive effects of the written words on the paper.

Target practice...extremely well!

They appear to attract a 30.06 round, as well as a .45 and .357.

Unfortunately, it takes two of them to stop a 5.56 round that has been dipped in bacon fat.

I could go on and on, but I think the point has been made.

We need to stop the senseless destruction for political purposes of the queeran.

It has so many other practical purposes.

One caveat:...It does not soak up urine; human or feline.

I don't know about canine urine...I can't get my dog to piss on it.

18 posted on 02/23/2012 7:14:47 AM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: ThomasMore

Yep ... same situation with these Korans. There were messages left in them that could have brought danger to our troops so in the efforts for safety, they were removed and were to be disposed of. And keep with standards, all trash is to be burned. And our dear leader apologized for it?!


19 posted on 02/23/2012 7:28:32 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: OldSmaj

good book report!


20 posted on 02/23/2012 7:28:44 AM PST by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: OldSmaj

good book report!


21 posted on 02/23/2012 7:28:50 AM PST by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: politicianslie
You do mean Obama, don't you? Our first Muslim President said he would side with the Muslims, don't you remember that?

Not exactly. Bush was complicit too. Just look at Gitmo. It has become a Madrassa, with the most radical inmates setting the policy. US Soldiers have to hold the Koran wearing white gloves, as they are "infidels." All meals there are strictly Halal. All accomodation is given to prayer times, etc...

22 posted on 02/23/2012 8:07:01 AM PST by PGR88
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To: bestintxas

How did the Afghan public find out about the Koran burning anyway?


23 posted on 02/23/2012 8:18:50 AM PST by snowstorm12
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To: bestintxas

This sort of thing used to annoy me, but then I realized that Democrat apologies to anyone, “on behalf” of anyone—especially the United States, and on any subject are empty and meaningless.

They don’t mean it. They don’t care. It is like a painted cardboard sign of a man with the caption “Have a Nice Day!!!”

Whatever.

But it has gone even beyond that. If you think about it, when a Democrat apologizes, he does it as an *insult* to the offended party. He is *enjoying* the offense.

It’s like a little boy who calls somebody “ugly and stupid!”, and when their mother grabs their ear and tells them to apologize, they say “I’m sorry—that you’re ugly and stupid!”

So what is Obama really saying?

“You’re a bunch of ignorant savages that worship a primitive mud god and are only offended because someone has thrown a few coins at you and told you to form a rent-a-mob to scream at the Americans, and given you an American flag to burn.

“I am going to pretend to give a ****, because I know that American soldiers are kicking the snot out of you primitives, and will continue to do so, so all you can do kick up dirt like a pack of baboons and screech about how offended your mud god is and how he’s going to smite us, etc. The usual meaningless crapola.

“So on behalf of all Americans, I would like to say we’re sorry for having desecrated your beloved and truly sacred book. Have a nice day.”


24 posted on 02/23/2012 8:30:24 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: OldSmaj
To caveat your post, CAIR now requests $9.95 S/H for queerans.

However, a simple internet search showed me several places to get get one free of charge.....I just ordered five (I plan on starting up the charcoal grill for some baby back ribs in the near future).

Two of the websites also had links where you could request a visit to the nearest terror training ca.....I mean mosque.

25 posted on 02/23/2012 9:19:39 AM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: tommix2

Nor would I mistreat a Torah or Gospel. However, if a bible gets shredded - how many people die? Riots?

That is my point, when was it established that someone burning a Koran is a cause for murder? It’s rather obvious we are dealing with fanaticism.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 6:09:02 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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