To show the Afghan people we mean no hard feelings, how about we burn other holy books that have already been defaced by messages of hate? After all, the Korans in question had been defiled with terrorist code or calls to jihad or some other message at odds with a Religion of Peace™.
I’m sure if we asked around at various churches and synagogues, we could come up with a few Torahs and Bibles that have the verbs “knew” and “lay” underlined, or some other juvenile graffiti. (The next Judeo-Christian holy book I see calling to kill all the Moslems will be the first.)
Everything should be included: the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Book of the Heavenly Cow, the Shabuhragan, Royal Parchment Scroll of Black Supremacy, Dianetics, Avesta—everything but the Kama Sutra. Don’t touch that.
But only damaged or otherwise useless copies. That way, we show our Islamic homies that we didn’t mean no disrespect to their Main Man, Allah, and his First Officer, Muhammad. It’s all good. We can even roast hot dogs over the fire (better make that marshmallows).
This, on the other hand, is degrading:
“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.”
PS: Jay Carney offered our “severe” apologies. WTF is that?