Gingrich Criticizes Quran Burning Apology By U.S.

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is expressing outrage over a U.S. apology to Afghan authorities for burned Qurans on a military base.

Gingrich lashed out Thursday at the Obama administration for the formal apology. Copies of the Muslim holy book were found burned in a garbage pit on a U.S. air field.

President Barack Obama's apology was announced Thursday morning. A few hours later, news organizations reported that an Afghan soldier had killed two U.S. troops and wounded others in retaliation for the Quran burning.

Campaigning in Washington state, Gingrich says Afghan President Hamid Karzi owes the U.S. an apology for the shootings and that the Afghans "do not deserve the apology of the United States."

The Obama administration says the apology is appropriate given the religious sensitivities involved.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 28, 2012 at 05:39 AM
    So the bible, which establishes morals we live by and how this country is designed isn't important to you. Fine, where do you morals come from?
  • by Obvious Location: enc on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    The Revolutionary War was started NOT over religion. It started because wealthy, white men did not want to be controlled by taxes or laws that prevented them from trading with countries other than England. Heck, they even had problems collecting taxes after the war to pay for the war! They were not a collection of religious leaders-they were business men. They used the Bible as part of their justification for revolting against the king because for centuries the world-wide belief was that the king or queen was decreed by God-thus the "royal we". The Constituional right of voting was only given to white, male, property owners at that time. They were bright, moral (by their standards) men who knew times would change and therefore allowed for amendments. I am grateful for their establishing the best country in the world! The freedom of religion was included due to the same oppression they had received under a government controlled religion and they wanted no part of that! Since when are man-made institutions "holy"? Where, in the Bible, does Jesus say he will set up his kingdom as a political government? I love this government, but to worship it as a "holy" institution and a representative of God is nothing more than idolatry! Nobody says that we can't express our faith, but the government can not and should not impose laws that represent only one sect or one religious group over the rights of others.
  • by Santorum Location: enc on Feb 26, 2012 at 09:42 AM
    Finally the truth. Santorum admits that Kennedy's assurance that he would not impose his Catholic beliefs on American citizens made him "sick". Santorum thinks it is just fine for a President to impose his religion on us!! The Constitution clearly says the government is not to favor any religion~! Our fore-fathers were leaving a country where religion was dictated by the government-for those of you who don't know history. They never wanted the government to control religion again! Favoritism is control!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 26, 2012 at 01:02 PM in reply to Santorum
      So why has you communist president imposed laws on Catholics that is now allowed by the constitution?
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        by To Snake on Feb 26, 2012 at 09:19 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        What Obama has done is to prevent Catholics from imposing their beliefs on non-Catholics. They don't have to take birth control, they don't even sell the pills, but they must-since these businesses are taking tax money-allow non-Catholics to have the insurance companies offer them. This position does not prevent the Catholics from doing anything-just stops them from preventing non-Catholics from receiving insurance coverage!
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 28, 2012 at 05:37 AM in reply to To Snake
          So, you neglect the critical part of this by leaving out abortive drugs? Look, if you want to murder a baby, do it on your dime.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 02:27 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        are you serious?
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          by To anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 07:09 AM in reply to
          Yes, I am serious. This law says that business has to offer an insurance policy which covers women's needs as well as men's-which includes birth control. These businesses don't "sell" insurance-they sub to insurance companies. Those non-Catholics who work for these businesses are entitled to buy birth control-that does not mean Catholics are required to take them! Keep in mind-these are NOT churches! Churches are entitled to discriminate even in their hiring practices-this applies to their "businesses"!!
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        by And... on Feb 28, 2012 at 07:22 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        The only commie in the room is you with your tinfoil hat . Crying about OWS. If you don't like protesting move to china and bring the rest of your friends with you , china thinks the same way as you when it comes to protesting, have a nice trip.
  • by David Location: NC on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:55 PM
    Funny why you can not bring a Christian Bible into Afganistan or Iran or the rest of those Muslim Nations. It is against their laws , and if you did if caught , you will go to jail , or get even the death penalty!
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      by To David on Feb 25, 2012 at 01:51 PM in reply to David
      You are right. And if the right wing gets more power here, only the Christian Bible and the Book of Mormon will be allowed-which would make us no different from them!
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 26, 2012 at 06:42 AM in reply to To David
        And if the left gets their way we will all by muslim along
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      by To David on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM in reply to David
      The reason you cannot bring a Christian Bible into Afganistan or Iran is because they are a THEOCRACY! Here you spout the same thing-that only the Bible should be used in this country. How are you going to feel about the Book of Mormon?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 04:11 PM
    Yea Newt, lets start another War, but this time send your family members over there, starting with YOU.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 03:19 PM
    Big D I thought about what you said. You're not an idiot. I am. I can't even post my real name. I am a coward and you have the right to think Muslims are turds. I have never served in the military cause I was scared I would be killed. I am selfish and have no idea what it's like to serve and will keep my opinion to myself. You're the man Big D. Pee on a Qaran for me.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 02:47 PM
    That nose picking Karze should apologize to America for the two American soldiers murdered.
  • by Big D on Feb 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM
    Maybe we should pee on the Quaran like we do dead terrorists. This is the US of A and I have the right to be a racist radical who believes all Muslims are turds. Just like I have the right to tell all you Liberals to keep your sensitivity to yourself and the world would be better off if we shipped you to the Middle East and tolerate Muslims in their country. Instead being a coward with an opinion in this country.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 01:55 PM in reply to Big D
      You do have that right, and everybody else has the right to call your out on being an idiot.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 24, 2012 at 03:14 PM in reply to
        You are being judgemental, the pee on the dead terrorists is the baptism to muslim has to be liquid and Afgan doesn't have much was the right thing to do. They dismember our dead Americans, we pee on respect.
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      by To Big D on Feb 27, 2012 at 07:14 AM in reply to Big D
      Surely you aren't going to claim that you follow the words of Christ. He who said to "turn the other cheek". You also are not following the fore-fathers that the "T-Party" had tried to claim. General Washington required that POW's (even the Hessians, who were known for their cruelty) to be treated with dignity. He didn't want anyone to be able to complain about the way the colonists treated their enemies. So, if you aren't following these examples, who are you copying? Oh, I know-you are acting just like the terrorists!
  • by cj on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM
    gingrich nails it yet again. it's a true shame he is as they say "unelectable." he would make an outstanding president (moon bases aside). he's smarter than the rest of the rep field, with maybe the exception of RP, maybe two-fold. he is 10times smarter than obummer. as i said, it's a shame we can't elect the smartest/best candidate for the job at hand. the debates would have been fun, but we'll just end up with Obamney again or some variation there of.
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      by And... on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:16 PM in reply to cj
      He has the white owl 3rd wife baggage , need to just go back on the book tour. He was forced out of public service from poor decisions ten years ago.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 24, 2012 at 03:16 PM in reply to And...
        Where is you tin foil hat and klown show, you are falling off the job. In you final act of showing confusion or a koolaid overdose. Well, I hope this helps; How did the noisy night monkey get its name? Probably from the low, loud, distinct, owl-like hoots it makes at night. Although its call is easy to identify, when seen at night these noisy night monkeys can often be mistaken for an opossum or kinkajou when their eyes reflect light. The distinguishing characteristic, however, is that the noisy night monkey has a striking black and white facial pattern, unlike the opossum or kinkajou. This particular monkey is about one foot long, and 2 to 3 lbs. It has dark ears, and a long, two colored black tipped prehensile tail. It is thought that there are between 5 and 7 species of night monkeys, and one of the species found in the upper Amazon basin is the noisy night monkey.
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          by And... on Feb 25, 2012 at 09:29 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          You shouldn't talk about newt white owl wife like that.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 01:01 PM in reply to cj
      Newt Gingric is smooth talker that has seen his day..I wonder what he offered his wife to have sex with him. It's almost horrifying to think anyone would rest thier head in his lap...Repulsive and sickening
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        by obamanot on Feb 25, 2012 at 06:24 AM in reply to
        Lavon you should not think that way.
  • by GingGrinch Location: DC on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM
    All hat no cattle

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