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Rick Santorum Advises America to Apologize for Afghanistan Shooting
ABC OTUS News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe

Posted on 03/12/2012 12:49:55 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

BILOXI, Miss. - Rick Santorum said today that if a U.S. soldier shot and killed 16 civilians, as U.S. officials have suggested, then the Afghan people deserve an apology.

After an energy conference here, Santorum told reporters that the incident needs to be investigated further, calling it a "horrible situation."

"If it turns out to be the case that this person did a horrible wrong and it was a deliberate act, a deliberate act by an American soldier and that is something we should clearly say was something that we should apologize for," Santorum said. "That it's not a mistake, it wasn't something that was inadvertent. This was something that was deliberately done by an American soldier to innocent civilians. It's something that the proper authorities should apologize for, for not doing their job in making sure that something like this wouldn't happen, something like this should not happen in our military period."

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1 posted on 03/12/2012 12:49:58 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s a little misleading - he said “if it is as reported”.


2 posted on 03/12/2012 12:51:45 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lib media looking for Obama cover. Nothing more. Nothing less.


3 posted on 03/12/2012 12:52:38 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When is that cesspool of Muslim filth intending to apologize to US for the THOUSANDS of Americans that have died at THEIR hands?

Santorum is a gutless fool. Just STFU, Ricky.


4 posted on 03/12/2012 12:53:25 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; xzins

Has the United States officially apologized for the Fort Hood Massacre?


5 posted on 03/12/2012 12:55:28 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The headline makes it sound as though Santorum thinks all Americans should apologize for the shootings. I don’t think thats what he said.


6 posted on 03/12/2012 12:55:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I say we owe our troops an apology for sending them to war with their hands tied and not allowed to do their job, i.e. WIN.


7 posted on 03/12/2012 12:56:30 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Indeed. If it is as reported, this man was part of our uniform and represented our country. For that we do owe FOR ONCE an actual apology because our military has to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for this act.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t think anybody should be talking about the prospect of apologies until the facts of the case are laid clear.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 12:57:45 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Agreed.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 12:58:22 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Idiot!!Best left not commented on, go Newt!


11 posted on 03/12/2012 12:58:26 PM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Deal breaker. And btw, CNN and NPR have the whole thing figured out and have convicted a US soldier. Unfortunately for them, the stories are different.


12 posted on 03/12/2012 12:59:14 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One thing I do find sort of sadly amusing about the entire affair. A soldier accidentally burns a few Korans, the entire country goes bat sh*t crazy and riots. A soldier kills a bunch of Afghan women and children, the country yawns (so far). Those folks sure have their priorities screwed up.
13 posted on 03/12/2012 1:00:19 PM PDT by apillar
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To: P-Marlowe

Has the United States officially apologized for the Fort Hood Massacre?

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Did Hasan kill any foreign nationals here representing their countries?

This sergeant was representing us. We own whomever he killed and their affiliate country an apology. This is why the military has a severe hierarchy. They have to take the blame for anything their subordinates do.


14 posted on 03/12/2012 1:00:29 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: skeeter

Well, a few around here don’t care about what he actually said.

Why care about the facts when bashing is more fun?


15 posted on 03/12/2012 1:00:35 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Who is going to apologize when the Iran regime follows through on the execution of a pastor whose only crime was to become a Christian?
Freegards
Lex
16 posted on 03/12/2012 1:00:46 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: eastforker

Gingrich has publically commented on this event a couple of times.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 1:00:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I don’t care who likes it, these killings were a really bad thing. We can’t justify killing civilians in their beds any more than we feel that they’re justified in killing us the same way.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 1:01:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
SICK!

19 posted on 03/12/2012 1:02:33 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: SuzyQue

“Insert spin rhetoric here,”


20 posted on 03/12/2012 1:03:22 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: dforest

Using the shooting and the various responses to make political hay is borderline psychotic.


21 posted on 03/12/2012 1:03:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nervous Tick

Your a gutless liar. You just have to believe the MSM....most liberals like yourself do. Sad that you believe the media over a conservative. Figures.


22 posted on 03/12/2012 1:03:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: apillar

The soldier who is accused of this tragic event is from Ft. Lewis. He had been deployed to Iraq, we don’t know the number of times. His brigade had been deployed to Iraq several times. This guy had just arrived in Afghanistan in February. He most likely was suffering from PTSD before he was sent to Afghanistan. It’s a tragedy for everyone.


23 posted on 03/12/2012 1:04:07 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IF is right. IF it’s as the corrupt Obama media are reporting.

Which I doubt.


24 posted on 03/12/2012 1:05:51 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: skeeter
Did Newt say we should apologize and kiss their ass?
25 posted on 03/12/2012 1:06:16 PM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: napscoordinator; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

Now you are taking personal attacks on other forum members, way over the line.


26 posted on 03/12/2012 1:07:35 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; Admin Moderator

Maybe over the line but did you read his post too?


27 posted on 03/12/2012 1:08:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

And you’re an ignorant chump on the taxpayer’s dole who doesn’t even know how to spell “you’re”.

No wonder you support the big government nanny. Most trough-slopping pigs like you prefer a big spender like Santorum.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 1:08:57 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like Rick Santorum’s “...you don’t have a heart..” moment.


29 posted on 03/12/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: skeeter

No matter how you slice it, an American serviceman going nuts and killing families in another country isn’t a good thing or something to be proud of.

The guy must have lost it in the wake of those Koran burnings. They say he served 3 stints in Iraq. Sad thing he was in Afghanistan.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 1:09:21 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

America is changing her name, “The United Socialists Apologists Politboro”, U-SAP for short.


31 posted on 03/12/2012 1:10:34 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: eastforker

Get some rest.


32 posted on 03/12/2012 1:11:02 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nervous Tick; PSYCHO-FREEP; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

And you’re an ignorant chump on the taxpayer’s dole who doesn’t even know how to spell “you’re”. No wonder you support the big government nanny. Most trough-slopping pigs like you prefer a big spender like Santorum.

You mean like this? I think this is horrible even worse than my post.


33 posted on 03/12/2012 1:11:18 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Yaelle

Tell us all about your military service, and while you’re at it, when did Ricky wear the uniform?


34 posted on 03/12/2012 1:11:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are from time to time incidents of rape and murder that occur by US military members when overseas. They are handled by the military at that location. To my recollection, none of these has ever elicited an apology by the sitting President.


35 posted on 03/12/2012 1:11:50 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: P-Marlowe; Lancey Howard

If reports prove to be accurate that this was murder, then the US should try the soldier for murder. The mayor of New York doesn’t apologize to the mayor of Los Angeles if a New Yorker murders an someone while visiting LA.

Instead, there is a murder trial. That is the most appropriate action. The USA did not murder anyone.


36 posted on 03/12/2012 1:11:50 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: SuzyQue; Steelfish

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/afghanistan-shooting-lawmakers-gingrich-discuss-future-of-afghan-war/2012/03/11/gIQA0QDK5R_blog.html

So Gingrich says it’s time to cut and run and let the terrorists win over in Afghanistan. Guess he’s trying to pick up some of Ron Paul’s supporters.


37 posted on 03/12/2012 1:12:15 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The problem is that apologizing to muslims is seen by them as a sign of weakness and apologizing to Afghans is seen by them as an acknowledgment of culpability.


38 posted on 03/12/2012 1:12:42 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: napscoordinator

>> I think this is horrible even worse than my post.

Of *course* you would, dear. You can dish it out, but you can’t spoon it back in without choking and crying for mommy.


39 posted on 03/12/2012 1:14:33 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: napscoordinator
He was commenting on the fact that no consideration for our troops and what they go through in this kind of combat, is a disgrace that politicians like Santorum go for the throat first, without learning all the facts behind it. (That would be the logical interpolation of what he was saying.) Our troops have suffered and have been blamed enough. I angers me as well!

And yes, there was no call for you to personally attack him like that, when he made a comment on what Santorum did. Not you.

40 posted on 03/12/2012 1:16:07 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Nervous Tick

lol. I shouldn’t have called you that and I apologize. I am trying to be positive on Newt supporters but you guys slam Rick day in and day out and sometimes it gets to me. Today I screwed up my Lenten promise not to lose my cool and I am very upset with myself. I will try again as of now.


41 posted on 03/12/2012 1:17:38 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Eva

My son is in Panjwaii, all of his leadership had done several tours in Iraq before this one to Afghanista....ALL have said Afghanistan is by far the worst place they have ever been....it in unfathomable. And I will tell you from experience, Panjwaii truly is HELL, it is the Birthplace of the Taliban. We don’t hear anything about it because there is not a reporter who will even venture in there. Michael Yon would not even stay there. As of this AM our time all was quiet.


42 posted on 03/12/2012 1:18:20 PM PDT by panthermom (Please Pray for C Co 3-21)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I got it. I apologized to the FRiend already before your post.


43 posted on 03/12/2012 1:18:56 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

Thanks for showing us how it should be done.


44 posted on 03/12/2012 1:19:37 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: napscoordinator

Apology accepted, and I apologize for giving it back instead of letting it roll off.


45 posted on 03/12/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: napscoordinator

I see that. You still owe him an apology for the second post you so thoughtlessly railed at him, which in my opinion, was far worse than the first one.


46 posted on 03/12/2012 1:21:35 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Absolutely. They should NOT be over there. This Sgt. had apparently served three different stints in that hell hole, each lasting at least a year.

People crack up over here in post offices. He should be brought back, tried, and put in a mental institution as he obviously cracked.

Horrible thing, but no apology to Afghanistant from anybody ... they deserve no apology.


47 posted on 03/12/2012 1:21:41 PM PDT by altura
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To: cripplecreek
I don’t care who likes it, these killings were a really bad thing. We can’t justify killing civilians in their beds any more than we feel that they’re justified in killing us the same way.

Agreed. But that doesn't convince me that we need to issue yet another pathetic and worthless apology, particularly when all of our apologies only seem to make muslims hate us more and respect us less.

48 posted on 03/12/2012 1:22:45 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I think they did.


49 posted on 03/12/2012 1:23:10 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe “Ricky” wore the uniform around the same time as Newt, Mitt, and Obama.


50 posted on 03/12/2012 1:23:42 PM PDT by dforest
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