And what was Karzai’s response? Put U.S. Troops on Trial and Punish Them. CNSNews tells us that Karzai, according to a BBC translation of his remarks made Sunday, told the Afghan people he was speaking to them after discussing the matter with “jihadi leaders,” “prominent scholars,” and Afghan elected officials, and that he spoke for the “pure sentiments” of the “Afghan nation” and the “Islamic world,” when he said: “We call on the US government to bring the perpetrators of the act to justice and put them on trial and punish them.”
Never mind that the President stood quietly by when in May 2009 Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday. CNN.com/asia [H/T Mr.Conservative]
The military burned the Bibles because they feared returning them to the sending organization would “lead to violence against troops or U.S. civilians.”
Chris Fields at The Blaze puts it this way:
So, let’s make sure we have this straight:
Burn Korans on accident at U.S. base in Afghanistan –> U.S. troops killed by riots
Burn Bibles on purpose at U.S. base in Afghanistan –> Protects U.S. troops from being killed by riots
Makes perfect sense to me.
Over at Virginia Right! Tom says: Obama’s ‘Metro-sexual’ Apology Seen as Weakness to Radical Islamists
Saying that one apology should have been issued by the military commander and not the President, Charles Krauthammer said, “The reason we’re apologizing is not because of politeness or showing respect. A single apology would have done that. it’s the fear of violence. People don’t object if the Mormons are mocked on Broadway, if a Christian crucifix are put in bottles of urine and displayed at a museum because the violence isn’t a factor. People are afraid. You do a cartoon of Muhammad and you get beheaded or shot. It’s a matter of fear, it’s not respect.” [Real Clear Politics]
But apologizing will never be enough for the radical Islamists who want us dead.
And we’d all be much safer if our sorry President realized that.