Skip to comments.Pentagon official apologizes for Koran burning
Posted on 02/25/2012 6:17:47 AM PST by tobyhill
A senior Pentagon official apologized Friday to Washington-area Muslims for the burning of Korans at a military base in Afghanistan.
Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, said the military is investigating what occurred and that all 140,000 coalition troops in Afghanistan are being retrained in the handling of religious materials.
Lavoy apologized multiple times during a brief speech during prayer services at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, one of the largest mosques in the country.
"I come here today to apologize on behalf of the Department of Defense for the incident that took place in Afghanistan this week," Lavoy told worshippers, saying the burnings were done "unknowingly and improperly."
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It would be “fair” if Zero apologized by resigning.
Stop this as* kissing of a bunch of murderers and terrorists. Don’t let these Pentagon and State Dept sand crabs make apologies for anything our Servicemen do when they are trying to do their jobs in difficult situations.
Next; the Joint Chiefs, backed up by the Singing Sergeants...
Why don’t we just ask them what it will take for them to stop the violence? /s
Legitimacy through acknowledgment - all these apologies do is empower haters of freedom.
......and their response was to kill two more Americans? Enough of the apologizing, time for a new approach.
You can’t tell me that the Koran burning wasn’t intentionally leaked by someone in this administration, whose clear intention is to inflame Muslims and further their agenda in making the United States out to be the great Satan.
These damned Korans (which are full of hate speech and directives to kill non believers) were used as vehicles of communications between hardened criminals and terrorists. We had every right to destroy them. This is yet another example of our enemies, including our media turning the truth on its head!
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE INVESTIGATE HOW THIS INFORMATION WAS LEAKED IN ORDER TO CAUSE THIS BACKLASH AGAINST US? UNTIL WE FIND OUT WHO IS INVOLVED, WE ARE ALLOWING THEM TO PUT OUR TROOPS IN FURTHER DANGER!!!
This is getting ridiculous. They can all beso mi culo.
It wasn’t leaked by the administration. Some Afghan workers noticed the Korans in the burn pile, then they told their friends, then it blew up from there in typical fashion.
lol....it’s getting insane at this point. This last dude was apologizing to American Muslims. Wonder what the mood of the average soldier/Marine on the ground in Afghanistan is, right now? This is not going to end well if the kowtowing continues.
The butt-kisser in chief has decided, long ago, that America is responsible for the world’s problems.
Not that the voters have had any access to Obama’s “education” at the hands of Frank Marshall Davis, a communist, and the leftwing professorship at Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard.
Can’t tell the voters about that part of Obama’s life...that would be racist.
Can’t see The One’s college grades, birth certificate, social security card, senior thesis, his Illinois state senate records, passport records, or real estate transaction records in Chicago. Rezko’s wife was his agent.
Is the lap dog media going to cover ANYTHING other than DNC talking points? Ever?
Maybe its time we deported all muzzie out of this country. Including the main muzzie Barky.
I don’t think it’s working.
How about instead sending a couple of guys named Guido to remind Karzai who’s paying the bills.
Why are we groveling like this? The Muzzies just see it as weakness and are stepping up their game in response. Why shouldn’t they?
Those neanderthals smell weakness through apology.
That overhead photo of the pentagon is very telling.
I don’t blame the pentagon officials and the senior brass. They’re following the lead of our so called “commander in chief”. This is strictly on Baraq, he’s the embarrassment and we as a country should apologize to the world for foisting this empty suit on them. Sarah Palin had it right, when will Afghanistan apologize for murdering our personnel.
Then we were STUPID to have let that happen! Thanks for the correction - even though in light of all of the BO administration’s daily sabotage of our country, it was a logical assumption they were at fault.
The information wasn’t leaked by the Administration, but on the other hand, the Administration is not doing what it should have: announced right at the start that the Korans had already been defaced (by Muslim prisoners writing messages to each other in the margins) and that the legitimately prescribed way of dealing with a defaced Koran is to burn it. All of the foregoing is the truth and the US government should have said it right away.
Instead Administration forces are running around pretending this was a “desecration” for which they have to apologize.
Excellent point. Very likely.
Looks like I was wrong.
Confession is good for the soul.
Come on: Do you really think it was the Pentagons idea to apologise?
That order came from the Muslim in Charge.
They should write the apology on a thousand bombs and drop them on Afghanistan. Get out of Afghanistan and tell the Muslims to go do an unnatural to themselves.
Tell them when the Saudi’s stop burning Bibles we will stop burning Korans.
We need to have a Burn the Koran Day, then nuke Mecca.
‘Newt owns Piers Morgan over Obama Koran apology’
Newt really handled himself well on Piers Morgan tonight, taking on the Obama administration for their one sided view of the Muslim world with respect to their apologies over the Koran burning. Piers Morgan approached all of his questions from the perspective that Obama has handled the situation well, only to have Newt hit back hard over how it should have been handled.
This is excellent:
Having said that, I would say that the life of one man, who is made in the image of Allah, is more precious than any book; it was not done intentionally; and there has been apologies tendered. If Allah is offended, then let him punish the burner. Humans are not Allah's perfect instruments of judgement.
You can argue with a Communist or a Fascist more successfully than with a Muslim; those two political movements are based upon Western political and philosophical history.
I don't believe Islam's tenets. I believe in living and let living inasmuch as the innate dignity of man is honored. Islam seems to be perfectly designed to be the enemy of Christianity - too much like it in some aspects, radically different in others.
These Pentagon A-Holes need to stop apologizing for the American people and start doing what their paid to do,Defend our country,People and the troops under their command.Stop apologizing to all of these third world dictatators and the animals that live under them.
I thank god that I don’t have to serve under the Present Commander Kn Chief.I really don’t know what I would do but as a Military Person I would have nothing but contempt for him.
I’d apologize for leaving any of those a*sholes alive in their country.
From Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction,” says Obama.
I’m really tired of Americans apologizine for things we did not do.
It was not Americans who desecrated the Qurans; it was Muslim and Taliban prisoners who were wrining in the margins of the Qurans to send messages back and forth.
Writing in the Quran was the desecration, but it was done by the Muslims themselves.
A desecrated Quran is required to be destroyed by burning or burying. All the Americans did was to identify the desecrated Qurans and process them in accordance with the Muslim rules for disposing of desecrated Qurans, i.e., burning.
Why haven’t the true desecrators, the Muslim and Taliban prisoners, been handed over for beheading.
people need to read Andrew C McCarthy’s writings.Start with “The Grand Jihad” , follow others at NRO
I agree with you completely. I cannot fathom that someone would deliberately report on such an issue without realizing the potential backlash from this. I’ve been stewing on this for days wondering if there are actually reporters out there who just don’t give $hit about the potential loss of life that is at stake. and another thing all those korans that were full of typos that were “made in china” why haven’t they reacted the same way to the desecration of the holy book in that instance? I don’t see the muslims pissed over that and let me ask this , are they burning them to get rid of those bad korans? Whoever leaked this info I think did it deliberately and I agree it should have been kept secret. shame on whoever leaked this may they answer for it before God the deaths of those people is on their heads.