Skip to comments.Rick Santorum Advises America to Apologize for Afghanistan Shooting
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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That’s a little misleading - he said “if it is as reported”.
Lib media looking for Obama cover. Nothing more. Nothing less.
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.
Has the United States officially apologized for the Fort Hood Massacre?
The headline makes it sound as though Santorum thinks all Americans should apologize for the shootings. I don’t think thats what he said.
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.
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.
I don’t think anybody should be talking about the prospect of apologies until the facts of the case are laid clear.
Idiot!!Best left not commented on, go Newt!
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.
Has the United States officially apologized for the Fort Hood Massacre?
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.
Well, a few around here don’t care about what he actually said.
Why care about the facts when bashing is more fun?
Gingrich has publically commented on this event a couple of times.
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.
“Insert spin rhetoric here,”
Using the shooting and the various responses to make political hay is borderline psychotic.
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.
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.
IF is right. IF it’s as the corrupt Obama media are reporting.
Which I doubt.
Now you are taking personal attacks on other forum members, way over the line.
Maybe over the line but did you read his post too?
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.
Sounds like Rick Santorum’s “...you don’t have a heart..” moment.
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.
America is changing her name, “The United Socialists Apologists Politboro”, U-SAP for short.
Get some rest.
And youre an ignorant chump on the taxpayers dole who doesnt even know how to spell youre. 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.
Tell us all about your military service, and while you’re at it, when did Ricky wear the uniform?
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.
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.
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.
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.
>> 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.
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.
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.
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.
I got it. I apologized to the FRiend already before your post.
Thanks for showing us how it should be done.
Apology accepted, and I apologize for giving it back instead of letting it roll off.
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.
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.
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.
I think they did.
Maybe “Ricky” wore the uniform around the same time as Newt, Mitt, and Obama.