I’m not a huge fan of Rick Santorum, but compared to Barack Obama, he hits the right notes regarding the violence that has erupted after American soldiers disposed of Qurans defaced by Muslim terrorists.
President Obama apologized for the justifiable actions of our soldiers. Santorum is having none of it.
“The response needs to be apologized for by (President Hamid) Karzai and the Afghan people for attacking and killing our men and women in uniform and overreacting to this inadvertent mistake,” Santorum said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. “That is the real crime here, not what our soldiers did.”
The president’s apology suggests that there is blame and that the U.S. did something wrong “in the sense of doing a deliberate act,” Santorum said.
Santorum says that rather than saying he was sorry, Obama should have only acknowledged that burning copies of Islam’s holiest book in a trash pit was wrong and taken responsibility for the incident, “but to apologize, I think, lends credibility that somehow or another that it was more than that.”