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Obama Apologizes For America…Again

| February 23, 2012

US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai’s office said Thursday.

"I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident," Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai by US ambassador Ryan Crocker. "I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies."

Obama said the incident was unintentional and pledged a full investigation, the president’s office said, as fierce anti-US protests swept the nation in which at least 14 people have died, including two American soldiers.

“I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident,” Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai by US ambassador Ryan Crocker. “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.”

“The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible,” the letter said.

Karzai told members of parliament that a US officer was responsible for the burning that was done “out of ignorance”, his office said.

The incident at the US military base at Bagram north of Kabul sparked three days of fierce anti-US protests in which at least 12 protesters were killed.

Two American soldiers also died when an Afghan army colleague turned his weapon on them as demonstrators approached a US base in eastern Nangarhar province Thursday, the military and officials said.

“As the protesters approached the American base here an ANA (Afghan) soldier in the base opened fire on American soldiers, killing two soldiers,” said the district chief of Khogyani in eastern Nangarhar province, Mohammad Hassan.

The shooter then escaped among the crowd while two protesters were killed and six wounded as the foreign soldiers returned fire, Hassan said.

NATO’s US-led International Security Assistance force had announced the deaths of two soldiers at the hands of a man in Afghan army uniform, without identifying their nationalities.

The attack came just hours after Taliban insurgents urged Afghans to kill foreign troops to avenge the burning of the Korans.

Afghanistan is a deeply religious country where slights against Islam have frequently provoked violent protests, and many Afghans are incensed at the discovery of charred Korans at the Bagram base. source – Yahoo News

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  1. Vivian says:

    Again… hahaha… Great sentiment.

  2. Jeff says:

    yea, he’s real sorry alright.

  3. Obama needs to be impeached as he goes against many things American! Any other president would have gotten a boot in the butt already. Even his name is foreign. Every time I hear it it bothers me. Not because he’s black just because he trying to go out of his way to ruin our great country so that the government can come in and take control. Rule number one for an American president …Be someone who truly cares about our freedom and believes in the constitution. The good thing out of all this is all these things have to come to pass before the Lord can return. At least I’m in the life boat.

  4. Jody says:

    I, too, am in the lifeboat, thank the Lord. But the big question: who is coming with us? Are we working diligently every day to ensure that as many as possible know the Lord, before He comes? Are we telling them what will happen, so when it does they will realize we knew what we were talking about, and understand we were right? That way, even though they will have to suffer those End Times, they, too, will be saved.

  5. Faith says:

    He apologizes for the religious material inadvertantly being burned but no sorrow for our service men who were murdered?

  6. That’s what bothers me; what about the soldiers being shot dead? Over burning some books? Will the murderers be found & held responsible for murder? What about 21 dead at Fort Hood, TX? What is wrong with the U.S. general public? Why are people just sucking up to Obama? This is so obviously close to 2nd coming of YaHusha. haleluYaH!

  7. Grace says:

    It is very obvious that Obama has no compassion for this country, its citizens or our military. He is weak, he is ignorant, and our military should never have been sent anywhere under the United Nations. Now they can`t get out of there, and we can`t help them, until the UN decides to get out of there. Who can even say for sure that our men burnt their books, and if they did were they instructed to do so.

  8. Jeff says:

    He should be wearing a football jersey with the name freedom stealers #44

  9. Andreas says:

    The fact that the burning of books incites Muslims to kill proves that it is a religion of hatred. Islam’s ‘holy book’ should be burned for the hate literature that it is.

    Too bad Obama has no moral clarity.

  10. Ronald Reagan called the Russians and “EVIL EMPIRE” and they named an aircraft carrier after him. Barack O’bummer is a mamby pamby sissy with absolutely no pride in being an American. A man without absolute opinions and values does not deserve the respect that his office is worthy of. But, God “removeth kings,and setteth up kings”(Daniel 2:21) and “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7) : so what does this say for the ordinary person today. It is time that the true, bible believing christian gets serious about our calling and purpose in this life. “The nations are as a drop of a bucket” (Isaiah 40:15). I love America, I get misty at parades and cry at the Viet Nam Memorial, but as a Christian, we need to look past the moment and “lift up thy voice like a trumpet…” ( Isaiah 58:1). the time is short, whether prophetically or simply the natural course of life, we must endeavor to rescue the perishing.

  11. Mike H says:

    Vote him out!! He apologized for Americas right to free speech, who’s side is he on anyway? Americans died. The radical Muslims burn our flag and spit on our Bible everyday. Vote Obama out. God help us.

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