Palin: When does Karzai apologize for one of his troops killing two of our soldiers over the Koran-burning?

posted at 5:26 pm on February 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

Good question. I wonder which tack the inevitable sneering reply from her critics will take. Will it be that Afghans are perfectly entitled to value a copy of the Koran over the lives of two allied soldiers because that’s their culture, QED? Or will it be that, as occupiers, we deserve every bad thing that’s coming to us without apology, even by the guy whom we’ve been propping up for 10 years?

Has Karzai apologized yet, incidentally? I checked his website, where the announcement of Obama’s apology is prominently displayed, but found only a statement of regret about the civilians killed in the rampage plus some news about the delegations he’s putting together to get to the bottom of an accidental book-burning. Quote from the last link: “NATO officials promised to meet Afghan nation’s demand of bringing to justice, through an open trial, those responsible for the incident and it was agreed that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice as soon as possible.” I’m mighty keen to see what NATO regards as a proper penalty for inadvertently torching a bunch of Korans that Bagram detainees were using to exchange jihadist messages. Everyone there is trained in “cultural sensitivity” so there’s potentially some sort of negligence charge pending. Is a wrist slap for negligence enough to calm a mob in a frenzy?

Another good question: At what point do the endless groveling apologies become counterproductive?

“It just feeds the sense of grievance,” Nina Shea, a senior fellow with the Hudson Institute, said of the “constant round of apologies.”

Shea, who sits on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, agreed with the U.S. decision to quickly apologize after the incident late Monday and order an investigation.

But she noted that the subsequent apologies “don’t seem to have any effect.”…

[Lt. Col. Tony] Shaffer said for the U.S. government to repeatedly apologize for the incident is only helping the Taliban.

“They will use that to again flame their own fire,” he said. “The more they apologize, the more it’s going to inflame them.”

At a time when the U.S. is trying to engage elements of the Taliban in peace talks, Shaffer said the apologies just strengthen the Taliban’s negotiating position.

Shaffer and Shea said the U.S. should be urging Taliban officials who want to play ball in the broader talks to call off the protests to the extent they can.

Jay Carney added a Romney-esque flourish by offering his own “severe apologies” during a White House gaggle this afternoon. He’d better be prepared to ramp up the adjectives tomorrow: Friday is, after all, the day of prayers, so if you think the uproar is insane now, wait until demonstrators reconvene after a morning of sermons about how demonic America is. Exit quotation from Eli Lake: “It would be nice if just once Afghans would protest how the Taliban kills innocents and sells drugs.”

Update: Gingrich chimes in:

“It is an outrage that President Obama is the one apologizing to Afghan President Karzai on the same day two American troops were murdered and four others injured by an Afghan soldier. It is Hamid Karzai who owes the American people an apology, not the other way around.”

Gingrich added, “This destructive double standard whereby the United States and its democratic allies refuse to hold accountable leaders who tolerate systematic violence and oppression in their borders must come to an end.”


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Sgt Palin to Afghanistan.
News2Use on February 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM

GET SOME!!!

Sonosam on February 23, 2012 at 7:51 PM

All that fuss over Korans. I betcha if those people looked at our Holy Bibles, with highlights, underlined with pens, stars and asterisks and pages all wrinkled up they would pass out; then curse us because of the way we are treating it.

I remember when I was in third grade this kid sat next to me at our daily Baptist class and he doodled one of those cartoons where you doodle a scene page by page, and animate it by running the Bible from the end to the middle; I think it was about a boy on a bicycle and tripped or something. That cartoon took only six seconds and he doodled about 200+ pages on the Bible’s footer.

That was hilarious. And the first time I saw cartoons first-hand.

ProudPalinFan on February 23, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Wondering when we have had enough of the American Flag burning? We are just looking the other way – not good.

Amazingoly on February 23, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Where were all of the murderous outrages every time Muslims blow up Korans when they attack and obliterate one another’s mosques?

Which is practically a weekly occurance

Pure b&llshi’ite.

Burn every Koran on Earth and the planet would be a far cleaner place spiritually, psychologically and morally.

It’s a playbook of sanctified Terror and deified Irrationality.

profitsbeard on February 23, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I bet Chronic Wanker CW is on this thread.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 8:12 PM

I love Sarah Palin, and this is a perfect example of why.

KMC1 on February 23, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Earlier this year, I had a relative and another Marine murdered while eating breakfast by a turncoat guard. Like the others before and after him, there were no regrets or apologies.
If I recall, the bibles were sent by church groups to our troops, and the Pentagon ordered them destroyed at the insistence of the Afghan regime. I don’t remember any mass riots in the U.S., but then my memory is not perfect.

FirelandsO3 on February 23, 2012 at 8:15 PM

None of this should surprise us. We never even tried to defeat the ideology that caused us to go into Afghanistan in the first place.

…Traditional Islam…..which is really saying mainstream Islam….

William Eaton on February 23, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Today:
- Obama APOLOGIZED to Karzai (piggy-backing on the GROVELING a Marine General was forced to do yesterday)

- An Afghan soldier, angry over the burning of Korans, fatally shot two U.S. troops and wounded four others

So a few of their BOOKS were CORRECTLY BURNED after having defaced by MUSLIMS…and now two American troops are DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And OUR “President” apologizes???

Justrand on February 23, 2012 at 8:23 PM

omce again Palin shots a perfect bullseye while the Mitt and the gang can’t seem to tie their shoe strings without tripping.

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Sure it might be nice for Karzai to apologize for the deaths of our military members, but that would suggest that he’s grateful and happy about the U.S. presence. No such thing is the case. And if it is, expressing that does nothing to demonstrate to his people that his government is independent (as if they were that dumb in the first place).

libfreeordie on February 23, 2012 at 5:31 PM

That is one of the dumbest posts I think i’ve read on hotair.

Have the US pull out and see how long Karzi 1) stays in power and 2) stays alive.

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The President’s apology may work to calm the situation and keep additional military personnel from being attacked. Put the safety of our soldiers before your own political grudges.

plewis on February 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

ROFL. Our soldiers have guns, ammo, planes, tanks, and 100 other things to keep them safe. The POTUS saying he is sorry does nothing for their safety. Instead of saying I’m sorry. The POTUs should have said lock and load.

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:31 PM

omce again Palin shots a perfect bullseye while the Mitt and the gang can’t seem to tie their shoe strings without tripping.

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Ouch. Mitt follows and does not lead. But he can’t even follow correctly most of the time.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 8:31 PM

We never even tried to defeat the ideology that caused us to go into Afghanistan in the first place.

…Traditional Islam… which is really saying mainstream Islam….

William Eaton on February 23, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Which is really saying: “the fever dream revenge fantasies of a 7th century pedophile warlord cum mass-murdering lunatic, which the killing of enough people in his neighborhood gained him sufficient power to demand that they grovel and bow to his psychotic morbidity and totalitarian, expansionist lunacies, cunningly couched in a plagiarized Hebrew and Christian cloak of sanctity to absolve his egomaniacal horrors.”

profitsbeard on February 23, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Is there ANYTHING that Palin has been wrong on? Anything?

HotAirian on February 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Not running

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:34 PM

We never even tried to defeat the ideology that caused us to go into Afghanistan in the first place.

…Traditional Islam… which is really saying mainstream Islam….

William Eaton on February 23, 2012 at 8:23 PM

If only Afgan was filled with tradional christians it would already be bombed back to the stone age. That is one grup everyone in DC is agreed must be destroyed.

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Yea, every time she says something like this it just makes milquetoast mitt look even lamer .

rudee on February 23, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Yea, every time she says something like this it just makes milquetoast mitt look even lamer .

rudee on February 23, 2012 at 8:37 PM

which is why the Mittheads not only want her off the stage but to shut the hell up also. Mitt can’t compete with her and everytime she opens her mouth or posts a note the Mittheads are reminded what a lame stupid non leader mitt is.

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Everyone there is trained in “cultural sensitivity” so there’s potentially some sort of negligence charge pending.

You spelled Dhimmitude wrong.

I was hoping to detect a vague hint of eye winking in someones severe apology. Not a hint. All genuine painful admissions of failure to protect the most sacred thing in the world. Inadvertent usually means accidental, why a trial for an accident? Would not an inquest be more appropriate? There is no further point in criticizing events in Afghanistan. It has gone past parody and farce. It has certainly topped Athens at the siege of Syracuse.

BL@KBIRD on February 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

We need to kill Karzai. He is a terrorist. It is past time to take him out.

woodNfish on February 23, 2012 at 8:44 PM

In case nobody has noticed, this war has not been going well since Obama took over. Tightening the rules of engagement shortly after being sworn in has only increased the violence against both civilians and our troops.

Wigglesworth on February 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I remember when I was in third grade this kid sat next to me at our daily Baptist class and he doodled one of those cartoons where you doodle a scene page by page, and animate it by running the Bible from the end to the middle; I think it was about a boy on a bicycle and tripped or something. That cartoon took only six seconds and he doodled about 200+ pages on the Bible’s footer.
That was hilarious. And the first time I saw cartoons first-hand.
ProudPalinFan on February 23, 2012 at 8:09 PM

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BLASPHEMY !
You WILL tell us the name of this individual, so we can HUNT HIM DOWN !
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Oh, yeah . . . . that was sarcasm.

listens2glenn on February 23, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Semper Fi, Gov. Palin!

Danielvito on February 23, 2012 at 8:47 PM

by the way, off topic, something you won’t see much in the media, last nights CNN GOP debate had a god aweful 4 million viewers.

another example why we need Gov. palin nominated at a contested convention. These current candidates are horsesh*t!

Danielvito on February 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I have woefully come to the conclusion that Afghanistan and Iran, to start with, are two countries that need to be turned to dust and glass, stat. And, then we can send our obligatory apology letter to the UN for the few innocent civilians who were unfortunately lost in the process. Next up: Syria. If we don’t do it, it is a certainty that some time soon we will be turned to dust and glass from their hands, and without an apology letter.

TXUS on February 23, 2012 at 8:54 PM

The good ‘ole US of A doesn’t have the balls to ask that taliban thug for an apology.

ultracon on February 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Is there ANYTHING that Palin has been wrong on? Anything?
HotAirian on February 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Not running
unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Ha. I’d have to agree with that. She was probably expecting Perry to handle things. Alas, we’re stuck with Romney. Maybe he’ll say something about this tomorrow.

Dongemaharu on February 23, 2012 at 8:57 PM

These current candidates are horsesh*t!

Danielvito on February 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

wow.just.wow..

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Palin yet again fails to grasp the point, perhaps deliberately.

Our Afghan adventure is a failure – we’re propping up a smack dealer and his gangster buddies and calling it democracy.

And then Palin sounds off like an idiot (which she is not) to boost her notoriety and confirm her status as the uber-attention ho.

CorporatePiggy on February 23, 2012 at 9:03 PM

It is nauseating to see top generals & officials fall over themselves apologizing for inadvertently burning Korans while nothing is said criticizing the absurdly hysterical reactions of the Muslims yelling “death to America” as if that is perfectly Okay & acceptable. Maybe we ought start demonstrating with yells of “death to all Muslims yelling death to America”!

Furthermore, if Americans realized how insulting & denigrating the Koran is to them (the infidel) I think many would burn Korans in their barbecue pits to cook the pork sausages. It calls us the “worst of creatures” worthy only of hellfire (98:6). It warns Muslims not to make friends with Christians or Jews, it reeks especially with anti-Jew hatred – The Jews are the Muslims’ worst enemies (5:82) and are under Allah’s curse (9:30).

Under Islamic law (sharia) a Muslim is to be executed for murdering another Muslim but never for murdering an infidel. Murdering infidels is not such a big deal. But we hell-bound infidels are suppose to respect the Koran & Islam? And apologize for any injury to Korans like groveling subjects before superiors no matter what Muslims do or scream?

Chessplayer on February 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM

And the bureaucracy would whine about it for DECADES. Truly epic.

ctwelve on February 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM

I would so love to see that.

INC on February 23, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Just now, on the top of the hour Fox radio news, they spoke of the president apologizing to Karzai about the Korans being burned, and then as almost an afterthought, mentioned that two US troops were shot and killed…we have to get out of that place.

ellifint on February 23, 2012 at 9:11 PM

And then Palin sounds off like an idiot (which she is not) to boost her notoriety and confirm her status as the uber-attention ho.

CorporatePiggy on February 23, 2012 at 9:03 PM

The more you post, the dumber you sound….

You should seek help with your Palin issues..:)

idesign on February 23, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I’m just a simple geezer. Could someone explain why when Muslims kill our people that no apology is forthcoming? And why does Barry fall over himself to apologize yet again? Could someone give links to where CAIR and other “moderate” muslims are expressing outrage at the killing of of 2 Service members?

I’ve had it with muslims…until they start doing something about their nut cases then I assume they are in the same bed.

Dingbat63 on February 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I’m just a simple geezer. Could someone explain why when Muslims kill our people that no apology is forthcoming? And why does Barry fall over himself to apologize yet again? Could someone give links to where CAIR and other “moderate” muslims are expressing outrage at the killing of of 2 Service members?

I’ve had it with muslims…until they start doing something about their nut cases then I assume they are in the same bed.

Dingbat63 on February 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Obama understands these muslim atrocities because they are consistent with “my muslim faith,” I think are the words he used.

GaltBlvnAtty on February 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

When does MItt come out from under his desk and repeat Palin’s point? Still waiting for his programming?

james23 on February 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Have the US pull out and see how long Karzi 1) stays in power and 2) stays alive.

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Karzi will be on the last plane out on his way to the US to live a life of luxury with the funds stolen from us and the Afganistan people.

heshtesh on February 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Let me ask this…will the world suffer if this scumbag and his sheet eating country disappeared from our maps?

Twana on February 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I’ve had it with muslims…until they start doing something about their nut cases then I assume they are in the same bed.

Dingbat63 on February 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I agree 100%

heshtesh on February 23, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Look….I and millions of us HATE muslims. And so..who’s to blame for that?

These retrograde….ignorant…disgusting murders..”respect? Almost why dead NAZI’s deserve another hearing?

Look…this POS “religion” is a fraud….if it were Nazism…( as it is ) would it get the same pass.

Twana on February 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Is there ANYTHING that Palin has been wrong on? Anything?

HotAirian on February 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Yep..Thinking that Republicans actually want to win

congma on February 23, 2012 at 5:57 PM

She probably already knows this hence not running.

kim roy on February 23, 2012 at 10:13 PM

And why are we there and continue to sacrifice American blood and treasure for an ingrate country and treacherous Karzai?

galtani on February 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Because Bush was stupid. Obama is, well, Obama. And our Generals are crap.

VorDaj on February 23, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Many of the military’s good/great leaders left the military when Clinton won a second term. One of my close business associates
was a Lt. Colonel in the Army. He wasn’t full time; perhaps he was on reserve status. He would go on secret military missions all over the world, leaving work for 2 weeks t0 6 months at a time. He came back from Bosnia where they had weapons that
did not function, no spare parts for their equipment, etc.
because Clinton had reduced the military to rubble. His opinion was that our troops in Bosnia were pretty much a “Wag The Dog”/political exercise for Clinton.

Amjean on February 23, 2012 at 10:15 PM

We should execute the CO and the XO of the Afghan unit that the shooter belonged to, as a warning to every other officer in the Afghan army that WE WILL HOLD THEM PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR TROOPS.

georgej on February 23, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Earlier this year, I had a relative and another Marine murdered while eating breakfast by a turncoat guard. Like the others before and after him, there were no regrets or apologies.
If I recall, the bibles were sent by church groups to our troops, and the Pentagon ordered them destroyed at the insistence of the Afghan regime. I don’t remember any mass riots in the U.S., but then my memory is not perfect.

FirelandsO3 on February 23, 2012 at 8:15 PM
I am sorry for your loss – years ago I lost a brother in Vietnam
because his troops did not have air cover. How do I know this?
Because he saved the life of his best friend who told us all when
he was lucky enough to return. I have despised pretty much all
politicians since then. I love Palin, agree with her on most all
her points of view, however, am still annoyed that she went all
summer into fall before announcing she was not running. Not angry that she wasn’t running, however, her handling and timing of her announcement that she was not running. That said,
she still is spot on. I am glad she is using her voice in this
political cycle. And, I remember the situation you mentioned.
Our nation’s leaders do not have testicular fortitude.

Amjean on February 23, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Palin yet again fails to grasp the point, perhaps deliberately.

Our Afghan adventure is a failure – we’re propping up a smack dealer and his gangster buddies and calling it democracy.

And then Palin sounds off like an idiot (which she is not) to boost her notoriety and confirm her status as the uber-attention ho.

CorporatePiggy on February 23, 2012 at 9:03 PM
Your post is the only thing that is idiotic.

Amjean on February 23, 2012 at 10:27 PM

In fact, we should be burning more korans and urinating more on dead terrorists.
Show them that we will kick a$$ !
LevinFan on February 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I

’m hoping you were being sarcastic.
scalleywag on February 23, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I’m hoping LevinFan was being serious.

lonestar1 on February 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

newt always walks the path outlined by Sarah. My bet one day soon he steps aside and lets Sarah take the lead.

Go ‘Cuda

renalin on February 23, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I want a picture of Sarah Palin giving someone the bird!
I really do!

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Sick of hearing about this. We all know we’re going to pull out and 100,000 civilians or more, who helped us, are going to be murdered. Just like Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, the Baltic, and Iraq. Get it over with already.

WeekendAtBernankes on February 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

newt always walks the path outlined by Sarah. My bet one day soon he steps aside and lets Sarah take the lead.

Go ‘Cuda

renalin on February 23, 2012 at 11:10 PM

That would be so neat. Then heads would really start exploding.

Mirimichi on February 23, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Sick of hearing about this. We all know we’re going to pull out and 100,000 civilians or more, who helped us, are going to be murdered. Just like Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, the Baltic, and Iraq. Get it over with already.

WeekendAtBernankes on February 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

The worst part IMHO is we don’t even have the option of evacing most of them. Our economy is in shambles and could not handle that kind of shock, and the (somewhat justified) paranoia of all those Arab immigrants could easily turn into riots.

MelonCollie on February 23, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Sick of hearing about this. We all know we’re going to pull out and 100,000 civilians or more, who helped us, are going to be murdered. Just like Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, the Baltic, and Iraq. Get it over with already.

WeekendAtBernankes on February 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I doubt that there will be much reprisal killing, just a pro-forma re-conversion to allegiance to the Taliban and their level of lunacy by the cowed “former allies”. Who are Muslim, first and foremost, and who will easily revile the American dogs and spit on their memory to please the new Islamo-overlords.

The North Vietnamese were a different faith- Communist- than those in the South -Buddhists and Catholics and animists- so they didn’t trust their “conversion”.

But Muslims are used to each other being hypocrites and you can get back into the gang by promising to support the local warlords’ slant on whatever shade of Islam gains power.

The Sufis even taught their followers how to deceive any intolerant new rulers by denouncing and cursing and burning their own Sufi books and spitting on the ashes to be able to survive through more fundamentalist eras.

Lying is second nature to Islam and its “submitters”.

The new mob will kill a few prominent “thieves” (Karzai and clan)… in order steal their booty… but it’ll settle back into a typical Islamic hellhole without too much trouble once we wake up and leave their miserable precincts.

Next time, bomb from afar should be the only ROE.

profitsbeard on February 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

profitsbeard on February 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Wow, salient points abundant, glad I checked back.

And I agree. Cruise missiles, smart bombs, drones, special ops. Either it’s total war or cover war. This intermediate crap always boils down to nation building, and that’s a failed model.

WeekendAtBernankes on February 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM

I predict this stupidity masquerading as foreign policy will go on until Ron Paul’s foreign policy looks reasonable.

platypus on February 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Karzai should also apologize to the Albanians.

tuffy on February 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Is a wrist slap for negligence enough to calm a mob in a frenzy?

A couple of M240 7.62 GPMG’s will do the trick just fine. Screw the wrist slap for people doing their jobs.

quikstrike98 on February 24, 2012 at 12:06 AM

A couple of M240 7.62 GPMG’s will do the trick just fine. Screw the wrist slap for people doing their jobs.

quikstrike98 on February 24, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I’ve always thought grenades were best for, ah, ‘group therapy’. Especially when the group in question is all bunched up. Forget fish in a barrel, that’s like sardines in a tin!

MelonCollie on February 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM

So we burned some books that needed to be destroyed, BFD.

tommer74 on February 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM

profitsbeard on February 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Wow, salient points abundant, glad I checked back.

And I agree. Cruise missiles, smart bombs, drones, special ops. Either it’s total war or cover war. This intermediate crap always boils down to nation building, and that’s a failed model.

WeekendAtBernankes on February 23, 2012 at 11:42 PM

THX.

Cracked up at your screen name.

Bernies II is one of my favorites.

Good reggae music and a nice island feel.

Speaking of Zombies… and Islam

profitsbeard on February 24, 2012 at 12:46 AM

I have woefully come to the conclusion that Afghanistan and Iran, to start with, are two countries that need to be turned to dust and glass, stat. And, then we can send our obligatory apology letter to the UN for the few innocent civilians who were unfortunately lost in the process. Next up: Syria. If we don’t do it, it is a certainty that some time soon we will be turned to dust and glass from their hands, and without an apology letter.

TXUS on February 23, 2012 at 8:54 PM

That’s the biggest mistake Bush Jr. made. Instead of making Afganistan and Iraq a sea level desert (although Iraq already is) in about 5 minutes flat with no American lives lost in the process he sent troops over. Erase Afganistan from the face of the Earth and then tell Iran, Syria and North Korea that just one more terrorist act anywhere in the world will erase their existence as well, see just how quickly Al Qaida/Hamas/etc disappear and stop functioning.

Russians have a saying, loosely translated: There is no defense from a stick unless you got a bigger stick.

riddick on February 24, 2012 at 2:03 AM

The worst part IMHO is we don’t even have the option of evacing most of them. Our economy is in shambles and could not handle that kind of shock, and the (somewhat justified) paranoia of all those Arab immigrants could easily turn into riots.

MelonCollie on February 23, 2012 at 11:25 PM

You lost me at riots. You do know what happened in NY area locations on 9/11, right? A few Arabs in Brooklyn happily waving a Palestinian flag were shot by a local (yes, unfortunately he was sentenced). Another bunch across the river in a heavily Arabic area of NJ were also loudly celebrating and dancing in the street, a bus with locals was passing by and guess what happened next, a mass beating. Just a few incidents that MSLSD never reported, there were more. Not enough, though, IMO. Arab riots happen in London, they won’t happen here, not with record gun sales since Hussein came to power. We’re not Europe.

riddick on February 24, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Palin yet again fails to grasp the point, perhaps deliberately.

Our Afghan adventure is a failure – we’re propping up a smack dealer and his gangster buddies and calling it democracy.

And then Palin sounds off like an idiot (which she is not) to boost her notoriety and confirm her status as the uber-attention ho.

CorporatePiggy on February 23, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I hope you don’t leave the house without putting on your hockey helmet. Let’s be safe out there.

In case nobody has noticed, this war has not been going well since Obama took over. Tightening the rules of engagement shortly after being sworn in has only increased the violence against both civilians and our troops.

Wigglesworth on February 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Indeed, that is sadly true. Unfortunately for all of us, a President Palin would not find herself in this situation, and the only people offering groveling apologies would be those generals apologizing to the president for not prosecuting the war aggressively enough.

Follow the military philosophy of William Tecumseh Sherman and George Patton and you’ll not likely lose too many battles, and your enemies will cower in your presence.

turfmann on February 24, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Well, maybe we target the wrong thing…switch to the buildings..the Mosques.

Tell (al qaeda)muslim leaders that for every attack a mosque will fall. Start in Afghanistan…then on to Pakistan.

tinkerthinker on February 24, 2012 at 3:44 AM

CorporatePiggy on February 23, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Biatch, If there was one person who deserves to speak up about this issue, It is Sarah Palin. She has skin in this game, her oldest son, Sgt. Track Palin is deploying to Afghanistan later next week.
http://t.co/d93xMoXX

So you, shut eff up and stop being an attention ho!

HerneTheHunter on February 24, 2012 at 3:57 AM

On a side note, the rest of Gov. Palin emails have been released. Wow, look at that an ethical politician, unlike a Chicago thug, and a mannequin from Massachusetts, a very foreign concept to me.

Say would there be any crowd-sourcing of these new batches of emails. We might just find out that she was dedicated to her work, God forbid. If only Mitt Rmoney would release his emails from his time as governor. Opps can’t, $100,000!

http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/02/state-of-alaska-releases-the-final-batch-of-governor-palins-emails.html

HerneTheHunter on February 24, 2012 at 4:04 AM

Well done, Sarah! We need you. PLEASE jump in – contested convention or not. How about just after super Tuesday when the field is in even greater disarray?

I’m going to approach this topic from a spiritual bent.

After 9/11, I studied Islam/the enemy more than I ever wanted to. I relatively quickly noted it is not a religion at all – it is a political ideology hellbent on destruction cloaked in 7th century barbarism. In short, it is the dark side. No one in their hellholes is trying to reform Islam or bring it into the light.

The word love does not exist in the Koran.

The O is in league with ‘it’ and the dark side. He is one of them. He is clearly seeking our demise on all fronts.

Sarah knows this, and she has to **lls to speak up.

It’s not to late to ‘deal’ with Mecca and Medina. The dark side will, in fact, ultimately fail. The only question is, which side will you choose in the coming, epic battle – darkness or light?

Opinionator on February 24, 2012 at 4:52 AM

Get our troops out of there, and Iraq, and use our drones to the max and many more of those cool helicopters that got Osama.

I am pretty sick of all this.

pabo on February 24, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Get our troops out of there, and Iraq, and use our drones to the max and many more of those cool helicopters that got Osama.

I am pretty sick of all this.

pabo on February 24, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Agreed…we’re trying to turn animals into civilized human beings. Obama apologizes for accidentally burning some paper while he says nothing about two people who were murdered over it. We have got to get this moron out of the White House.

cajunpatriot on February 24, 2012 at 8:29 AM

KARZAI and his ilk in Afghanistan……

7th Century goat herders with 21st Century greed.

PappyD61 on February 24, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Gov. Palin and Speaker Gingrich are both correct.

The “religion of peace”, my hindquarters.

kingsjester on February 24, 2012 at 9:09 AM

“Palin: When does Karzai apologize for one of his troops killing two of our soldiers over the Koran-burning?” – article title

About the time hell freezes over. No, I do no respect the Afghan culture or for that matter the Muslim religion. The conflict in Iran has evolved into a civil war. We have been there for about 11 years. The good Afghans needs to step up to the plate and take care of the Taliban monsters. As we heard in the last week the Taliban had talked some families into turning their dear children into being brainwashed to become suicide bombers. I don’t haven’t heard about any riots in the streets of any city about this outrage. They appear to want to live in the 7th century and follow the Koran, hating the infidels.

SC.Charlie on February 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM

How many turn coat muslim guards and cops have killed our soldiers? Zero is a total embarrassment.

dogsoldier on February 24, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Hindsight being 20/20: The Korans in question should have been shipped out of the country and disposed of at Bin Laden’s gravesight.

In response to Karzai: Afghanistan is only our friend, until the money stops flowing.

Bring our men and women home. We will not let them do their job (ROE), and we cannot even call them American troops, it’s “NATO” troops or “ALLIED” troops now.

Bring them home and stop the money flow. Once Karzai has no money, he’s done. Let Afghanistan rot.

askwhatif on February 24, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Gov. Palin and Speaker Gingrich are both correct.

The “religion of peace”, my hindquarters.

kingsjester on February 24, 2012 at 9:09 AM

But it’s not just a religion, but a co-joined theo-cultural-societal-law-(add other words here)

askwhatif on February 24, 2012 at 9:41 AM

It is Hamid Karzai who owes the American people an apology, not the other way around.”

Karzai and that entire pathetic excuse for a country that he ostensibly leads.

AZCoyote on February 24, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Karzai and that entire pathetic excuse for a country that he ostensibly leads. – AZCoyote on February 24, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Karzai is nothing more than a damn political figure in the game to bilk the system and enrich his family and friends. He is not into building a viable, free 21st century Afghanistan.

SC.Charlie on February 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM

This is the reason the way to wage war is the way we waged war in WWII. Absolutely overwhelming force that destroys every last aspect of resistance of the enemy. You can either surrender unconditionally and remain surrendered, or we will just carpet bomb your entire civilization back to the pre-stone age.

astonerii on February 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Best response so far.

Do what is suggested here and get out.

The burning was NOT an accident and no crime was committed. The barbarian prisoners were using the books to communicate plans with each other and were caught.

TerryW on February 24, 2012 at 10:21 AM

once again Palin shots a perfect bullseye while the Mitt and the gang can’t seem to tie their shoe strings without tripping.

unseen on February 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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It’s called leading from behind.

diogenes on February 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Karzai will be dead within two weeks of the eventual American withdrawal unless Obama gives him asylum. In preparation for the withdrawal a vast campaign should be initiated to strip the poppy fields using agent orange and then salt all the existing and potential fields cutting off the main revenue source of the barbarians who eventually take over that hell hole.

As a going away present to Pakistan the U.S. should declare its unconditional support for India in the long standing dispute over Kashmir.

Annar on February 24, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Palin: When does Karzai apologize for one of his troops killing two of our soldiers over the Koran-burning?

The short answer: Not gonna happen. Karzai likes his scalp right where it’s at…on his head.

Naturally, I protest ANY apology given over this issue: but this IS politics folks, we should expect that Obama & Co. would waffle like a puppet with it’s strings cut at the first sign of “bad press”.

BTW, to those that voted for “Mr & Ms. Smart Power (Obama & Clinton) and to their lick spittle friend in the MSM…how come no one has demanded an apology from the Talibananas for blowing up all those antique Buddhas & other religious monuments?

That being said: pulling out of Afghanistan was pretty much going to be the end result no matter or who’s in office: not only because its past time, but because really there’s not much else for us to accomplish.

As for those that call for turning that country into “fused glass”, that also isn’t going to happen. But, I know if we need to, we can make God one *heck* of a mirror He can use to shave with in a matter of days, if not hours.

Afghanistan is a country in name only. 75% of it is untenable (by modern world standards), the central government such as it is, cannot/will not control its borders…Its literally the definition of “Wild Wild West”…If you wanted an idea of how fun a 7th Century Theocracy is, Afghanistan is the place for you.

That being said, I have no real quarrel with Islam per se…Any person has the right to worship their God as they see fit, and to adhere to the tenets of their faith. But that line stops cold when you are so radical that call for anyone to either Convert or Die.

BlaxPac on February 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I want a picture of Sarah Palin giving someone the bird!
I really do!

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I’d buy that. In 24 x 36 even. A nice big close-up of the bird, with her face in the background. Yeah, that’ll do it.

askwhatif on February 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Man the West and the USA are decadent

Palin/Gingrich are right, again!

Apologize to these illierate 7th century barbariand and their gutter religion

Never !

I have read teh hadiths of the Koran; a more filthy, violent mess you will never see in your life; they HATE us.. mark my words

Get the Troops OUT NOW, and Predator drone their ass back to the stone agae; Cut off Aid, and say sayonara, have fun !

Over

Gauthijm on February 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Let us be clear in understanding: There is only one thing that has ever actually worked to resist against Islamic aggression.

That one thing is violent intolerance, whether it was the Crusades or the retaking of Spain or the bloody, multi-century struggle to stop Islam in the Balkans or the crushing and dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire after WWI.

Islam is intolerance. Failure to violently resist it is submission, not tolerance.

fadetogray on February 24, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Speaking of nauseating, NATO has apparently promised a public trial for the soldiers who burned the Korans! (Reuters)

Un. Be. Leivable.

PattyJ on February 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM

IIRC, it isn’t the first time Afghani uniformed soldiers have deliberately killed NATO forces. It isn’t always just about the Koran. How about Karzai apologizes for all of it?

a capella on February 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Remember this….
“Eight US troops and a US contractor have been killed by an Afghan air force pilot at Kabul airport….”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13206560

tencole on February 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Time to raze muzzo mosks is near

Sonosam on February 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Haven’t read the comments yet…but “severe apology”? lol.

It’s funny because Mitt is “severely conservative.”

Ok, a joke isn’t funny if you have to explain it.

cptacek on February 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM

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