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Obama Notes Apology Over Quran Burnings Helped Quell Violence In Afghanistan

March 1, 2012 by  

Obama Notes Apology Over Quran Burnings Helped Quell Violence In Afghanistan

President Barack Obama said that his apology for the burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base has "calmed things down" in Afghanistan, after the incident triggered an outbreak of violence that led to the death of four U.S. service members and dozens of Afghans last week, NewsCore reported.

According to the news outlet, two more American troops were killed by an Afghan soldier and civilian opening fire on them on Thursday.

In an interview with ABC News' Bob Woodruff, Obama was asked if he thought his apologizing to Karzai and the Afghan government had improved the situation. President noted that "it calmed things down," but asserted that the U.S. was "not out of the woods yet."

"The reason that it was important is same reason that the commander on the ground, General Allen, apologized and that is to save lives and to make sure our troops who are there right now are not placed in further danger," said the President.

Reuters reported that the incident arose when Afghan workers found charred copies of the Quran at the U.S. military base near Kabul.

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  • Vigilant

    If you want to see the apology that should have made, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4cL9gQsnWE

    • Joe H

      Vig,
      If I could get that ladys addy, I would e-mail her and shower her with more praise than she could handle!! I LOVED IT!!!! SO VERY TRUE!!!

  • s c

    Can you imagine that? We have a prez who issues an apology and slaps himself on the back at the same time. Take another Nobel Peace Prize out of petty cash, Mr. Prez. Books, movies, trading cards and world-wide lectures, are definitely in your future.
    For your next trick, you might rub someone’s crystal ball and figure out how to make that green energy scam WORK.
    It’s way past ironic that green energy has priority over and above oil independence. Green energy will take a long time to develop, and in the interim we’re expected to bite the bullet and suffer because we’re screwed via the best government that money can buy. If you would like to put your ‘results’ in green energy to the test, move the White House to northern Minnesota. And take plenty of warm clothes.
    If no one has brought it up yet, getting us out of Afghanistan would be nice. Military security at airports would be nice, as anything is better than perverted, untrained monkeys. Forcing recipients of all that bailout money to LEND money to other banks would be nice.
    I’m waiting to hear if this administration can handle something simple like ‘encouraging’ diaper makers to use nothing but cotton so disposable diapers don’t fill up landfills [how does that NOT offend tree-huggers, the EPA, the Sierra Club and a certain new czar?].
    Utopians are supposed to care about the environment. Or is that part of the hope and change fantasy? Results matter – in the REAL world. BS is for losers and career criminals who call themselves politicians.

  • simian pete

    Uhh, our “allies” just killed 6 Americans over the Koran burnings ? Something sure is wrong! Time to leave Afghanistan Mr. President !!!

    • s c

      Simian, now that Obummer has dared to praise himself while Americans are still being killed, do you have any doubts as to the TRUE ‘leadership’ we have in the White House? I can’t help having the feeling that either he’s been well-programmed or he has no conscience and can and will do anything to pamper his pride – at OUR expense.

      • simian pete

        Let’s just say them American soldiers in Afghanistan aren’t to enthused about the “host” nation’s reaction.

        Maybe they don’t want us there ? Isn’t this obvious ?

        SC, I blame the American voters more than Mr. Obama. They put him into office. You can’t trust the American voter to do the right thing anymore. What is wrong with these voters ?

        You ended “at OUR expense” – that’s true – but the majority of voters knew what they were doing. It’s willful ignorance – a refusal to think. Such folly isn’t free. The voters are now paying for their choice. It’s very upsetting watching people suffer….

        Anyhow, I’m sounding to muck like a downer. You know in the movies, the good guys win in the end. I hope that happens here in America …

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