Friday, February 24, 2012

Progress Report on the Terrorist Literacy Front

What Afghans think of Obama's apology. H/t: Atlas Shrugs
In the last few days, texts for terrorists has borne the expected fruit.

Twenty Twenty-eight* Thirty** people dead and who knows how many injured because Afghani workers found a few Korans being burned in a Bagram Air Base trash pit--together with a truckload of Islamic texts removed from a U.S.-run prison library.

Insurgents incarcerated in the Parwan Detention Facility Library had been using the texts to send contraband messages to each other, an eventuality unforeseen (or so they'd like us to believe) by the International Red Cross (or is it the International Red Crescent?).

Obama promised (in writing) to "hold accountable" those responsible.

How about the Afghans who killed two four* six**American soldiers in retaliation and wounded others ? Who is holding them accountable?

NATO crickets.

How about the "protesters" who set fire to an ammunition truck, killing three people? Who is holding them accountable?

Afghan crickets.

However, in the State of Washington, Newt Gingrich stated, in no uncertain terms, that "Afghan President Hamid Karzi owes the U.S. an apology for the shootings."

"The president apologized for the burning, Gingrich observed, but I haven't seen the president demand that the government of Afghanistan apologize for the killing of two young Americans."
"There seems to be nothing that radical Islamists can do to get Barack Obama's attention in a negative way and he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the president of the United States period," Gingrich said.
"And, candidly, if Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, doesn't feel like apologizing then we should say good bye and good luck, we don't need to be here risking our lives and wasting our money on somebody who doesn't care."
Which would be the end of Hamid Karzai. I think Afghanistan could scrape together enough resources to construct an effigy of him. Oh, wait. That's been done already  . . .

Afghans burn an effigy representing Hamid Karsai.
*Update 2/25/12: Eight more people dead since yesterday, including two more American soldiers shot inside Hamid Karsai's Interior Ministry. (Via This Ain't Hell, via Marooned in Marin)
**Update 3/1/12. Two U.S. troops killed by the security forces they were training. (H/T Right Scoop)


  1. This is what happens when you give people from the twelfth century equal credibility.

  2. @Odie--I think they could do with a twelfth-century response.