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February 26, 2012

Afghanistan Violence Sparked By Poor Rubbish Disposal Procedures Continues Apace

The natives remain restless.

U.S. military officials say eight American soldiers were wounded Sunday during a violent protest outside a U.S. forward operating base in Afghanistan's Kunduz province. The Americans were wounded when one of the protesters apparently hurled a grenade into the compound. The extent of the injuries was unclear.

The attack occurred as 400 demonstrators stormed the American outpost to protest the inadvertent burning of Qurans at the U.S. Bagram airbase north of Kabul. More than two dozen people, including four U.S. troops, have been killed since Tuesday, after the Qurans and religious materials had been thrown into a fire pit used to burn garbage.

I guess they didn't get word that Obama apologized. Maybe he should visit in person and give a speech or play some golf or something. I hear their sand traps are amazing.

Andy McCarthy has a must-read piece on the apologizer-in-chief over at NRO.

We have officially lost our minds.

The New York Times reports that President Obama has sent a formal letter of apology to Afghanistan’s ingrate president, Hamid Karzai, for the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base. The only upside of the apology is that it appears (based on the Times account) to be couched as coming personally from our blindly Islamophilic president — “I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. . . . I extend to you and the Afghani people my sincere apologies.” It is not couched as an apology from the American people, whose frame of mind will be outrage, not contrition, as the facts become more widely known.

Now is this any way to treat the hero who personally offed bin Ladin? Read the whole thing.

As far as the current situation goes, there sure doesn't seem to be much upside to our continued presence in that little slice of the third world, does there?


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