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Pentagon official apologizes for Koran burning
cbs ^ | 2/24/2012 | staff

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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1 posted on 02/25/2012 6:17:50 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

It would be “fair” if Zero apologized by resigning.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 6:22:37 AM PST by O6ret
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To: tobyhill
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana


3 posted on 02/25/2012 6:22:37 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: tobyhill

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.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 6:23:36 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: tobyhill

Next; the Joint Chiefs, backed up by the Singing Sergeants...


5 posted on 02/25/2012 6:23:36 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: tobyhill
How many simpering insipid cowards do we have in this gubmint anyway?
6 posted on 02/25/2012 6:24:15 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: tobyhill

Why don’t we just ask them what it will take for them to stop the violence? /s


7 posted on 02/25/2012 6:27:02 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: tobyhill

Legitimacy through acknowledgment - all these apologies do is empower haters of freedom.


8 posted on 02/25/2012 6:27:25 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: mortal19440

......and their response was to kill two more Americans? Enough of the apologizing, time for a new approach.


9 posted on 02/25/2012 6:28:22 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Well said!


10 posted on 02/25/2012 6:29:41 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: tobyhill

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!!!


11 posted on 02/25/2012 6:29:59 AM PST by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: tobyhill

This is getting ridiculous. They can all beso mi culo.


12 posted on 02/25/2012 6:30:33 AM PST by Man from Oz
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To: tobyhill
It is a book of fiction, written by a known pedophile. Burn them all as far as I am concerned. Allah was a figment of the imagination of the pedophile.
13 posted on 02/25/2012 6:30:40 AM PST by RetiredArmy (POLITICIANS: Promise the moon. Deliver the shaft.)
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To: demkicker

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.


14 posted on 02/25/2012 6:35:29 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 6:36:45 AM PST by Girlene
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To: mortal19440

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?


16 posted on 02/25/2012 6:37:29 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: tobyhill

Maybe its time we deported all muzzie out of this country. Including the main muzzie Barky.


17 posted on 02/25/2012 6:38:13 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: tobyhill

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.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 6:39:09 AM PST by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: tobyhill

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?


19 posted on 02/25/2012 6:39:33 AM PST by circlecity
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To: tobyhill

Those neanderthals smell weakness through apology.


20 posted on 02/25/2012 6:39:38 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Diogenesis

That overhead photo of the pentagon is very telling.


21 posted on 02/25/2012 6:39:45 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: tobyhill

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.


22 posted on 02/25/2012 6:45:03 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: demkicker
Here you go.....Afghan laborer recalls rage as he tried to save charred Korans

"Love" this little snippet at the end of the article.

........."Jawad, one of the laborers, said he no longer wanted to work at the base, despite relatively good wages of $650 a month in a country where more than a third live under the poverty line.

"The Americans always do such blasphemy to test how strong our Muslim faith is. It is best for us that the government provide us with another job," Jawad said. "................
23 posted on 02/25/2012 6:45:18 AM PST by Girlene
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To: hinckley buzzard
"How many simpering insipid cowards do we have in this gubmint anyway?"

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Just one. Unfortunately he's the CinC, and set the tone for his administration long ago. I am reminded of a chilling BBC documentary done back in the 1970s, a series of interviews of former members of the Japanese high command. When asked "why did you attack the Americans at Pearl Harbor?" They simply replied "we did not believe they would fight back." History repeats.

"Appeasement is the vainglorious hope the tiger will eat you last." - Sir Winston Churchill
24 posted on 02/25/2012 6:45:50 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Yardstick

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.


25 posted on 02/25/2012 6:47:41 AM PST by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: demkicker; Yardstick

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.


26 posted on 02/25/2012 6:51:39 AM PST by livius
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To: demkicker

‘intentionally leaked’

Excellent point. Very likely.


27 posted on 02/25/2012 6:52:59 AM PST by squarebarb
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To: livius

Looks like I was wrong.

Confession is good for the soul.


28 posted on 02/25/2012 6:55:06 AM PST by squarebarb
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To: tobyhill
Lavoy is a butt kisser liberal Ph.D graduate from Berkley that has no military service at all and has served Democrats and their minions well.
29 posted on 02/25/2012 7:07:52 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: tobyhill

30 posted on 02/25/2012 7:14:37 AM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: kjo

No.


31 posted on 02/25/2012 7:16:50 AM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: tobyhill
The Pentagon just invited Iran to attack us.
32 posted on 02/25/2012 7:18:34 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: RetiredArmy
Burning a koran may not be the best way to dispose of it. Through my own personal experience and experimentation, I've found that stuffing them with bacon, and giving them to a large dog works just as well with the added benefit of lower carbon emmissions and a huge spike on the perceived desecration scale...


33 posted on 02/25/2012 7:22:27 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mortal19440

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.


34 posted on 02/25/2012 7:26:16 AM PST by Venturer
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To: tobyhill
If nthey want an apology, they need to provide a few more of their guys for our guys to use as target practice. Bad enough when "Pentagon Officials" apologize 9hopefully under duress from the WH), but as Newt said the other day, there are NO circumstances where the President of the U. S. of A. should EVER apologize.

GO NEWT!!!

35 posted on 02/25/2012 7:29:29 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: tobyhill

We need to have a Burn the Koran Day, then nuke Mecca.


36 posted on 02/25/2012 7:37:46 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: All

‘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:

http://www.therightscoop.com/newt-owns-piers-morgan-over-obama-koran-apology/


37 posted on 02/25/2012 7:39:45 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: tobyhill
It was probably the most blasphemous thing anyone can do from the point of view of a Muslim. Korans are supposed to be copies of the perfect Koran which is in heaven. I don't get the logic of this - the Heavenly Koran cannot be affected by what occurs on earth, if it does exist - but the Muslim view of desecration and blasphemy differs from the Western view.

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.

38 posted on 02/25/2012 7:53:17 AM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: tobyhill

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.


39 posted on 02/25/2012 8:45:02 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: tobyhill

I’d apologize for leaving any of those a*sholes alive in their country.


40 posted on 02/25/2012 8:57:31 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: tobyhill

From Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction,” says Obama.


41 posted on 02/25/2012 8:57:58 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: tobyhill

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.


42 posted on 02/25/2012 9:50:58 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Diogenesis

people need to read Andrew C McCarthy’s writings.Start with “The Grand Jihad” , follow others at NRO


43 posted on 02/25/2012 10:46:26 AM PST by capt B
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To: demkicker

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.


44 posted on 02/26/2012 7:57:55 PM PST by crgaillee (Loose lips sink ships.)
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