Briefly, the United States accidentally burned some Korans. The military apologized. President Obama, predictably, apologized. Then this:
Two American troops were gunned down by a man wearing an Afghan uniform in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, a U.S. official said Thursday.Mohammad Hassan, a local Afghan leader in Nangarhar province, says the shooting occurred outside an American base in the province during a riot against the Koran burnings. He says the gunman was an Afghan soldier.The shooting is the latest in a rising number of attacks on NATO troops by Afghan police and soldiers or militants dressed in their uniforms.
The obvious question: When is Afghanistan going to apologize for the killing of those Americans? They won't. It turns out I wasn't the only one asking this question. Sarah Palin replied with the obvious question and Newt Gingrich adds the obvious conclusion:
“It is an outrage that President Obama is the one apologizing to Afghan President Karzai on the same day two American troops were murdered and four others injured by an Afghan soldier. It is Hamid Karzai who owes the American people an apology, not the other way around.”
Gingrich added, “This destructive double standard whereby the United States and its democratic allies refuse to hold accountable leaders who tolerate systematic violence and oppression in their borders must come to an end.”
No word from Mitt Romney.