Casino67 Posted February 23, 2012 Share Posted February 23, 2012 Businessweek.com: Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama apologized for the burning of Korans on a U.S. air base in Afghanistan as Afghans and NATO troops died in a third day of riots over the treatment of the Islamic scripture. At least five deaths raised the riots’ Afghan death toll to 12, according to provincial officials reached by phone from Kabul. An Afghan in an army uniform killed two soldiers of the U.S.-led coalition force in Afghanistan, a statement from its headquarters said. Obama wrote to Afghan President Hamid Karzai that “I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident” in which personnel at the Bagram air base threw copies of the Koran and other books into a burning rubbish pile. “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies,” Obama wrote, according to a statement from Karzai’s office. “We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible,” Obama said. ----------------------- I equate this is the Watts or Rodney King riots. Generally, the people had no idea why they were rampaging, it was just that everyone else was doing it. In Afghan, it is Iran, AlQuida, et al instigating this and the people have no real concern about their precious Quoran. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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