Taliban claims responsibility for bomb attack, poisoning in Afghanistan - CNN.com
This story dropped 20 minutes ago on CNN. A lot of good that apology did us.
No Afghan has apologized for the killing of 2 American soldiers by an Afghan soldier. An Afghan soldier likely paid for, trained, and equipped by the USA. Our President has not even asked for an apology.
What you have is a deliberate fomenting of religious extremism that wouldn't apply to Muslims doing it to each other. Take Syria, where Assad has bombed whatever he needs to bomb. Where is the outrage?
Look around the region. Churches get burned in Nigeria, has anyone apologized? Churches are burned in Egypt. Has anyone apologized? In Malaysia, churches are burned. Where is that apology?
Take Iraq. 1,200,000 Christians lived there when we arrived... today 700,000 have left the country due to persecution. Has anyone apologized?
There is a one-sided traffic in outrage which we not only tolerate, but help enable.
Is this a one-sided game, where we are always supposed to be the ones on defense?
This is a two-way street. What Obama should have done is hold a joint appearance with President Karzai, where Karzai apologized for the killing of American soldiers, and Obama apologized for the burning of the Koran. That would have made a lot of us feel better about this.
Obama needs to demand some respect. These are troops serving under Obama as Commander-in-Chief. He owes them some protection.
This is war. It's not an orderly and neat process. We have a lot of young men and women out there doing the best they can. It's an unfortunate tendency Obama has of always assuming it's the Americans who made a mistake, it's the Americans who need to be apologized for.
Stand up for our troops, Obama.
Last edited by Peter Grimm; 02-27-12 at 08:10 AM.
Perhaps I am naive, but I find it rather ignorant to believe I have a better understanding of the complexities involved in our worldwide dealings than the man (and his advisers), we have charged with representing our collective interests overseas. For Mr. Gingrich to criticize these dealings is to me the very example of ignorant thought I would use to disqualify him from ever holding the office he is debasing.
It would seem we have fallen into a pattern in our politics which I see as detrimental to progress...Rather than put energy into solving our many problems, we instead attack those who are actually trying, in an attempt to get into the very position of power to fix stuff...then expecting the "Other Side" to play nice and turn the other cheek.
Anyone remember Gingrich vs. Clinton...Followed by Gingrich vs. Everyone else?
"The story of Afghanistan is in so many ways a very tragic one. Afghanistan is one of the most impoverished nations of the world. It is one of the most war-torn, most ravaged, and most beleaguered of nations. It is a nation that has been beset by invasion, external pressure and internal upheaval since before the time of Alexander the Great. Its people are a people who have endured more than most of us can ever imagine. In fact, for many Afghanis, all that has changed in the last one thousand years are the weapons which have been used against so many of them. It is therefore with great sadness and respect that I tell the story of Afghanistan."
I totally agree.If anyone should apologize it should be the nut jobs religious extremist wackos out there rioting and killing people over burnt pieces of paper and the terrorist sympathizers turning this mole hill into a mountain. The elected officials represents their constituents ,so when the president apologizes it is the same as forcing the American people to apologize.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius