so there’s this and that and another thing

President Barack Obama apologized Thursday for the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book at a U.S. military base this week, as violent protests raging nationwide led a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform to kill two U.S. troops.

The Afghans’ furious response to the Quran burning — three days of riots in several cities nationwide — reflected the anger at what they perceive as foreign forces disrespect for Afghan laws and culture.

In a letter sent to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Obama expressed his administration’s “regret and apologies over the incident in which religious materials were unintentionally mishandled,” White House national security council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. He added that the letter was delivered by Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Thursday afternoon.

Karzai’s office said Obama called the Quran burnings “inadvertent,” adding that the U.S. “will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.”…

…The Taliban on Thursday called on Afghans to attack foreign troops, and their spokesman has issued a statement ordering its commanders to embrace and protect the families of any Afghan policeman or soldier who turns his gun on foreign troops. “Call them heroes,” he said…

Two U.S. troops have been shot to death and four more wounded by an Afghan solider who turned his gun on his allies in apparent anger over the burning of Korans



  1. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm |

    Hold it! Next man makes a move, the Koran gets it!
    Hold it, men. She’s not bluffing.
    Listen to her, men. She’s just crazy enough to do it!
    Drop it! Or I swear I’ll blow this Koran’s pages all over this town!

  2. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm |

    Why is she the only one who’ll say this stuff???????????

  3. Paladin
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm |

    Because apart from Lt. Col. Allen West, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul, she’s the only other political conservative out in front who has any balls.

  4. bocopro buffalo
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm |

    Plagiarizing myself from a post in a similar thread on another site, I’m getting a bit weary of playing globocop and trying to please everybody at the same time while laboring under the false illusion that we’re actually accomplishing something.

    The time is long past due for us to say very clearly and distinctly to Islam, “Fuck off, you pre-hominid assholes.”

    Islam is an insidious metastasizing malignancy, and Obama is a lethal intestinal parasite.

    The US Congress is a gang of pickpockets, squanderers, hypocrites, and blowhards. The American mainstream media are a cartel of obsequious sycophants driven by political correctness and the publish-or-perish imperative to promote and support anything controversial so long as it runs counter to traditional American values, customs, and history.

    Nous avons ete baisee, mes amis. Nous sommes foutee.

  5. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm |

    Get back to me when the XX?th Imam comes out of that well in Iran, M-k? Question of the day: “Who the fuck has killed more Islamists, NATO or Islamfuckingists?
    (…Nooooooo, Winston Churchill in “The River Wars” ain`t a contender….)

  6. Paul
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm |

    “The US Congress is a gang of pickpockets, squanderers, hypocrites, and blowhards”.

    Yea but who voted in those ‘pickpockets, squanderers, hypocrites, and blowhards”?

    As for the Koran, sure wish someone would come out and say, “Ok, no more Koran burning but… ONLY if there is no more BIBLE confiscating and burning by Muslim countries.”!

    For you see, that really is the only language they understand. Saying ‘pretty please’ don’t cut it over there.

  7. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm |

    Now Mitt Romney’s talking all “occupy” and 1% crap.
    Just fucking killmenow.

  8. Posted February 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm |

    Sneak preview from Friday’s Hope n’ Change Cartoons

  9. Joe Banned Member
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm |

    If anyone had any doubts as to Obama being Muslim, this whole shit fest should have taken care of that.

    Now, then, we need to put out the word that we will kill 100 Muslims to one American.

  10. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm |

    The best advice yet how to deal with Afstan hasn’t come from anyone in the military. It was from some junior officer in the merchant marine.

    I think her name was Lt Ripley (or something like that).

  11. ZZMike
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm |

    There’s a mountain of evidence that Afghanistan is the quintessential boil on the world’s bum.

    US General Peter Fuller fired as Afghan training chief

    “A senior US commander has been dismissed after he made disparaging comments about Afghanistan’s leaders.

    Maj Gen Peter Fuller, deputy commander of Nato’s Afghan training mission, said in an interview with Politico the country’s leadership was “isolated from reality”.”

    Top General in Afghanistan Condemns Use of Child Suicide Bombers

    “The commander of international forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Corps General John Allen, has condemned the use by insurgents of children as suicide bombers.”
    . . .
    … arrested two young male prospective suicide bombers during an operation to counter insurgent violence. Afghan President Hamid Karzai pardoned the same boys last August for the same crime.”

  12. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 12:01 am |

    ^^^Stilton – guffaw!!
    bocopro – thanks for the word candy.
    ZZM – time to pull most troops out, quit pretending to nation build unless we plan to stay for 30-40 years and kill 40-50,000 disagreeables along the way, and turn that shithole back into a hunting preserve for spec ops gunning for terr trophies..

  13. PeggyU
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 1:10 am |

    ^ Wholeheartedly agreed!

  14. snap-e-tom
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 6:46 am |

    (2,3) Newt spoke out about it, too.
    (4) What Americans think about the war
    (5) I see no other possible future but one of perpetual war.
    (7) This guy has “buyers remorse” written all over him.
    (11,12,13) See (4)

  15. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 7:35 am |

    aaaaaaaaand How Come this keeps being ignored?

    A military official said the materials were removed from the detainee center’s library because they had “extremist inscriptions” on them and there was “an appearance that these documents were being used to facilitate extremist communications.”


  16. geezerette
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 8:25 am |

    Hey!!! Bush did it to—–

  17. MikeG
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm |


    “Where are all the infidel women at?”

  18. ZZMike
    Posted February 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm |

    MikeG: ““Where are all the infidel women at?”

    Right before the “at”.