Obama expresses ‘deep regret’ over Koran burning

AFP – February 23, 2012

US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai aletter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai’s office said Thursday.

Obama said the incident was unintentional and pledged a full investigation, the president’s office said, as fierce anti-US protests swept the nation in which at least 14 people have died, including two American soldiers.

“I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident,” Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai by US ambassadorRyan Crocker. “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.”

“The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible,” the letter said.

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2 thoughts on “Obama expresses ‘deep regret’ over Koran burning

  1. He spends inordinate amounts of time apologizing to and bowing before Muslims. I find his propensity for doing so curious given his increasing affronts to Christians and Jews.

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