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Odysseus
02-24-2012, 03:13 AM
By Olivier Knox | The Ticket – 14 hrs ago

President Obama apologized Thursday in a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Korans at the largest American military base in Afghanistan, according to the White House and Karzai's office. The incident at Bagram Air Base has fueled days of angry protests in the war-torn country.

"I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident," Karzai's office quoted Obama as saying in the message. "The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible."

Three days of protests over the incident have left 14 people dead, including two American soldiers shot dead when an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on them at their base in Khogyani in eastern Nangarhar province, district governor Mohammad Hassan told AFP.

White House officials declined to challenge the wording.

US Ambassador Ryan Crocker delivered the letter to Karzai on Thursday afternoon, local time, according to US National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor.

Obama "expressed our regret and apologies over the incident in which religious materials were unintentionally mishandled at Bagram Airbase," Vietor said in an emailed statement.

The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, led the Taliban to call on Afghans to retaliate against the US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan and drew a stern rebuke from Karzai himself earlier this week.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-apologizes-karzai-over-bagram-koran-burnings-152220870.html
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Book 'em, Obamo! (http://hopenchangecartoons.blogspot.com/2012/02/book-em-obamo.html)

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Following days of angry protests and bloody street violence in Vatican City, Barack Obama humbly apologized to the Pope and said it wasnever his administration's intention to dishonor the holy book of Catholics and that he would be implenting harsh punishments for anyone in his chain of command found responsible.

Just kidding! As we all know, Barack Obamaactually told the Pope, disgruntled Catholics, and supporters of Constitutional freedom of religion to take a flying f*ck at a rolling doughnut.

Which is why it seems such a startling contrast to see the president making multiple apologies to screaming, violent Islamists (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-apologizes-karzai-over-bagram-koran-burnings-152220870.html) for an incident in which military personnel in Afghanistan mistakenly burned a few copies of the Koran. Suddenly, this guy is Mister Religious Sensitivity.

And while there's nothing wrong with an initial apology, Hope n' Change is pretty unhappy about the fact that Obama is continuing to make apologies even after multiple people, including two US service members, have been killed in brutal anti-American violence.

Analysts fear that Obama's continuing apologies are actually serving to make the violence worse (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/23/us-response-to-koran-burning-could-fan-flames-analysts-warn/) by reaffirming that the incident was a big deal, while simultaneously showing weakness instead of resolve when our troops are attacked and murdered.

But of course, even though Obama is still sending out his emissaries to attack the Catholic Church (including Nancy Pelosi, who is telling Catholics to ignore the Pope and instead pray for Obamacare (http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Pelosi-Catholic-contraception-Obama/2012/02/23/id/430353)), we never really expected him to stand up to radical Islamists.

After all, if he considers the Islamic call to prayer to be one of the prettiest sounds on Earth, he probably also enjoys the sound of anti-American riots.


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No word yet on whether they'll accept free condoms and morning-after pills instead.

Apache
02-24-2012, 03:39 AM
Glass em

NJCardFan
02-24-2012, 08:38 AM
Amazing how he subjugates himself to the Islamists time and again.

BadCat
02-24-2012, 09:53 AM
Amazing how he subjugates himself to the Islamists time and again.


I wouldn't say "amazing", since all of us fully expected him to do this.

Bailey
02-24-2012, 10:20 AM
Why are they mad when those books were already defaced? Is it ok for a believer to deface them then a unbeliever to burn a already defaced book? :confused::confused:

BadCat
02-24-2012, 10:30 AM
Why are they mad when those books were already defaced? Is it ok for a believer to deface them then a unbeliever to burn a already defaced book? :confused::confused:

This is simply a smart move by the Taliban, they know the incompetent one won't do anything but apologize and shackle our troops even more. It may even hasten the withdrawal of our troops, knowing the leanings of our "leader".

Then, they move back in, kill everyone who ever even talked to a US soldier, and start harboring terrorists from around the world.

Odysseus
02-24-2012, 12:05 PM
This is simply a smart move by the Taliban, they know the incompetent one won't do anything but apologize and shackle our troops even more. It may even hasten the withdrawal of our troops, knowing the leanings of our "leader".

Then, they move back in, kill everyone who ever even talked to a US soldier, and start harboring terrorists from around the world.

The Taliban has played us since Obama took over. They will use this to demand further concessions at the "negotiations" an improve their position when we leave. Why we are negotiating with them at all is beyond me, since their longterm goal is the complete subjugation of all of Dar al Harb. Where's the room for compromise? If we leave, instead of beheading Kafirs, they'll just cut halfway through our necks? They'll reduce the weight of the stones used to kill adulteresses so that they comply with OSHA guidelines? Maybe they'll agree to throw a less concentrated form of acid into the faces of little girls whose parents send them to school.

Meanwhile, let's remember that a lot of this outrage is manufactured. The Danish Cartoon Jihad included a number of forged images that the imams fabricated themselves in order to whip up the faithful, because they felt that the initial run of cartoons wasn't sufficiently inflammatory. They are perfectly capable of indulging in blasphemy if it provides a tactical advantage to Islam. Taqqya begins at home.