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Published on: February 26, 2012 09:35 AM
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 Riot police on stand by during a protest against the alleged 'Koran burning' by the US troops, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 24 February 2012. EPA Riot police on stand by during a protest against the alleged 'Koran burning' by the US troops, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 24 February 2012. EPA

Washington - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says President Barack Obama’s apology for the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan was a mistake that demonstrates the president’s “weakness.”

Santorum says that rather than saying he was sorry, Obama should have only acknowledged it was wrong.

The former senator from Pennsylvania says to apologize for something that was not an intentional act “is something the president of the United States should not have done.”

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Obama has come under fierce criticism from Republicans for apologizing for the burning of Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan. Military officials say the incident was a mistake. It has sparked days of violent riots in Afghanistan, was a mistake.

Santorum was interviewed Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”


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 Feb 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM Anonymous Says:

When the moslems bomb Mr. Santorums nice home, I see no apology is needed from Them either.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM Mark Levin Says:

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Anonymous Says:

When the moslems bomb Mr. Santorums nice home, I see no apology is needed from Them either.

You are a REAL yuld!

The fact is that the president DID show his weakness by apologizing. If you would know why they were burnt, you would keep your mouth closed but alas your MSdnc Media Matters didn't deem it necessary to tell you the truth.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM PrettyBoyFloyd Says:

I bet he would be ok with people burning bibles outside his house.......?
Crackpot.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM SherryTheNoahide Says:

"I don't wanna say I'm sorry! Waaaahhhh" (LOL)

Shut up Rick Santorum! You are showing how impulsive, reckless & immature you'd be, in handling world affairs!

President Obama's apology is an attempt to stop WWIII from happening! Hello! And it's the SAME kind of foreign policy action that Presidents Bush's (both of them) would have taken as well!

This isn't WORTH going into war over! If OUR troops go over there & BURN their most holiest book... we have an obligation to set an example & to say we're sorry about that!

What?! Are Americans so untouchable & so perfect, that we can just go over to seriously religious part of the world & just do whatever we want w\them?! Lock them up in cages (whether they're guilty or not), refuse them a trial, stack them up naked in sex-pyramids, and... burn their bible too?!

WHEN should the apologies begin & when should they end?! What has to be "bad enough" behavior before we can admit where we've made a mistake, or done something wrong?!

Nobody is suggesting the militants over there are any MORE humane, dignified or respectful! Of course they aren't!

So... the answer is to lower ourselves down to THEIR level?!?!

I don't think so!

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM ShalomCon Says:

Very scary interview. What kind of message is he teaching his children and sending to the rest of the world? He admitted that the burning was wrong, but says that because it was not intentional there's no reason to apologize. This guy has no seychel whatsoever. Does he realize how many Americans he's put in danger? Would he accept the same shtus from Muslims when Americans are killed by roadside bombs? Basically he's preaching that "Oops" is enough said for insulting 1.3 billion Muslims.

Is this who you want sitting with an itchy finger on the proverbial "button"?

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Mark Levin Says:

You are a REAL yuld!

The fact is that the president DID show his weakness by apologizing. If you would know why they were burnt, you would keep your mouth closed but alas your MSdnc Media Matters didn't deem it necessary to tell you the truth.

Mark, sure, why apologize when you can just let more American Soldiers die in Afghanisan. Good call dude.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM qazxc Says:

Reply to #2  
Mark Levin Says:

You are a REAL yuld!

The fact is that the president DID show his weakness by apologizing. If you would know why they were burnt, you would keep your mouth closed but alas your MSdnc Media Matters didn't deem it necessary to tell you the truth.

Maybe he should just copy GW Bush, lip kissing and strolling around with the Saudi crown prince who did his best to control oil production enough to keep crude oil high and choking the American economy.

That would show American pride and power to our other enemies.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM a nelson Says:

according to shariah , burying is the preferred way of disposing defaced Korans, but burning is also acceptable. No apologies needed.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM eighthcomment Says:

Burning books filled with enemy messages may be "wrong" these days but definitely does not equal killing and murdering soldiers. The presidents men were killed and he apologized. Pure insanity.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM yaakov321 Says:

Rick Santorum has to carry a slip of paper around with him that says "HS" to remind him to think and pray before each of his speeches. (astounding I think).
(This according to the WSJ). ("Holy Spirit")

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM mewhoze Says:

who is apologizing to the families of those who were killed?
do you see their leaders doing that?
of course not!
books (albeit their holy books) for lives?
that should not be acceptable

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM kvetcher Says:

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qazxc Says:

Maybe he should just copy GW Bush, lip kissing and strolling around with the Saudi crown prince who did his best to control oil production enough to keep crude oil high and choking the American economy.

That would show American pride and power to our other enemies.

You pathetic, demented liberals are still suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome! You people really need to seek professional help.
What does George Bush have to do with anything? Even the Muslim animals in Afghanistan that are rioting aren't burning Bush effigies. They are burning effigies of your God Obama.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 04:10 PM qazxc Says:

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kvetcher Says:

You pathetic, demented liberals are still suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome! You people really need to seek professional help.
What does George Bush have to do with anything? Even the Muslim animals in Afghanistan that are rioting aren't burning Bush effigies. They are burning effigies of your God Obama.

I see you can't face the fact that the person who got us into the war to liberate the peace loving Muslims of Talibanstan from the few fanatics who hijacked that great peaceful religion made a much bigger mockery of American power and prestige by his disgusting public displays of affection for the Saudi crown prince.

I love when your kind resort to name calling. Nothing proves me right more than that.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 05:10 PM esther Says:

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ShalomCon Says:

Very scary interview. What kind of message is he teaching his children and sending to the rest of the world? He admitted that the burning was wrong, but says that because it was not intentional there's no reason to apologize. This guy has no seychel whatsoever. Does he realize how many Americans he's put in danger? Would he accept the same shtus from Muslims when Americans are killed by roadside bombs? Basically he's preaching that "Oops" is enough said for insulting 1.3 billion Muslims.

Is this who you want sitting with an itchy finger on the proverbial "button"?

are you seriously equating people being killed by bombs with the burning of korans,for arguments sake let's say lehavdil seforim? i have to ask,are you muslim because that seems to be the same type of twisted,life is worthless thinking being exhibited all over the middle east.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 09:25 PM kvetcher Says:

Reply to #13  
qazxc Says:

I see you can't face the fact that the person who got us into the war to liberate the peace loving Muslims of Talibanstan from the few fanatics who hijacked that great peaceful religion made a much bigger mockery of American power and prestige by his disgusting public displays of affection for the Saudi crown prince.

I love when your kind resort to name calling. Nothing proves me right more than that.

Now I know your just kidding around, trying to rile up some of the folks that read the blogs because no one can be in such deep denial. But just in case there are some people out there that don't realize that your joking I will address your post/joke.
1- I still don't understand why you think Bush has anything to do with this story
2- Osama Bin Laden and his "peace loving" goons got us into this war.
3- The original purpose of the war was to root out the Taliban in the process people would be liberated.
4- "Few fanatics"? How do you know its only a "few"?
5- "Great"? What is so "great" about their religion? Can you name ten contributions their religion has made to society in its 1400 year existence?
6- "Peaceful"? If their religion is so "peaceful" how come every major conflict in the world involves Muslims? How come there is so much violence within Islam itself? Sunni v. Shite.
And
7- Not sure why diagnosing your mental situation would prove you right.

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 Feb 26, 2012 at 09:57 PM eighthcomment Says:

I don't know why Rick Santorums religion is a threat- most presidents were quite religious and were here quite strongs- our declines have been with the liberal presidents

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 Feb 27, 2012 at 07:12 AM qazxc Says:

Reply to #15  
kvetcher Says:

Now I know your just kidding around, trying to rile up some of the folks that read the blogs because no one can be in such deep denial. But just in case there are some people out there that don't realize that your joking I will address your post/joke.
1- I still don't understand why you think Bush has anything to do with this story
2- Osama Bin Laden and his "peace loving" goons got us into this war.
3- The original purpose of the war was to root out the Taliban in the process people would be liberated.
4- "Few fanatics"? How do you know its only a "few"?
5- "Great"? What is so "great" about their religion? Can you name ten contributions their religion has made to society in its 1400 year existence?
6- "Peaceful"? If their religion is so "peaceful" how come every major conflict in the world involves Muslims? How come there is so much violence within Islam itself? Sunni v. Shite.
And
7- Not sure why diagnosing your mental situation would prove you right.

Chochom, I was quoting GW Bush.

He was the one who said Islam is a religion of peace that was hijacked by a few fanatics. He was the one who got us into a long ground war there instead of using the Air Force to turn the country into one big Parkinglotstan.

The foolishness of kissing and kissing up to the lying filth leaders of the Islamic world is just a three year continuation of eight years of Bush's policy, which is why in this regard President Obama is almost as bad as GW Bush.

Except for Obama standing up to our Paki 'allies' and violating their sovereignty and borders to hunt down and kill OBL and other terrorists, Obama has ccontinued Bush's failed program of pretending the Muslim world is civilized and peaceful and the blood thirsty ones are just a few fanatics who don't represent true Islam.

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 Feb 27, 2012 at 09:21 AM ShalomCon Says:

Reply to #14  
esther Says:

are you seriously equating people being killed by bombs with the burning of korans,for arguments sake let's say lehavdil seforim? i have to ask,are you muslim because that seems to be the same type of twisted,life is worthless thinking being exhibited all over the middle east.

Of course I am not equating people to books. I was being realistic. And I was correct.

An explosion this morning at the Jalalabad airport killed nine people and injured twelve more. "The Taliban said the attack was in retaliation for the Quran burning and said it hoped the attacks will continue 'with the anger of the public.'"

Because as a Jew I value life over all else, I think Santorum is an idiot to make such inflammatory statements. It doesn't mean that I like or sympathize with Muslim terrorists. It only means that I know what pisses them off and the last thing we need is to give them additional reasons to kill. They seem to come up with enough reasons out of thin air without adding insult to "injury".

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 Feb 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM Yecky Says:

Reply to #4  
SherryTheNoahide Says:

"I don't wanna say I'm sorry! Waaaahhhh" (LOL)

Shut up Rick Santorum! You are showing how impulsive, reckless & immature you'd be, in handling world affairs!

President Obama's apology is an attempt to stop WWIII from happening! Hello! And it's the SAME kind of foreign policy action that Presidents Bush's (both of them) would have taken as well!

This isn't WORTH going into war over! If OUR troops go over there & BURN their most holiest book... we have an obligation to set an example & to say we're sorry about that!

What?! Are Americans so untouchable & so perfect, that we can just go over to seriously religious part of the world & just do whatever we want w\them?! Lock them up in cages (whether they're guilty or not), refuse them a trial, stack them up naked in sex-pyramids, and... burn their bible too?!

WHEN should the apologies begin & when should they end?! What has to be "bad enough" behavior before we can admit where we've made a mistake, or done something wrong?!

Nobody is suggesting the militants over there are any MORE humane, dignified or respectful! Of course they aren't!

So... the answer is to lower ourselves down to THEIR level?!?!

I don't think so!

As usual ....but not always....you are correct.

Santorum lacks maturity of thought.

Many things are said in election campaign times that are just that . In general he seems to go beyond expressing his own religious beliefs but implies that they should become the law of the land.

Some of the language or terms used by posters on this item are so silly , they show extremism of a different kind , but mostly show ignorance. Name calling is never an answer, in a democracy people are entitled to an opinion , which can be shared but not imposed or not agreed with. This can be applied to many other subjects posted on this site.
Very often this is done using an anonymous name , speaking from hiding shows no conviction. I use my name ....but then I have had the privilege of a proper education and upbringing in an orthodox manner.
I laugh to myself expecting what I have said to be the subject of responses which are insulting to me and what I said, if you have nothing constructive to say then do not.
BTW it costs nothing to use a Spellchecker program ---ALWAYS .

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