A Florida pastor, Terry Jones, two weeks ago, burned a copy of The Koran. Some defenders of the Koran, in Afghanistan, apparently took offence, and rioted and killed seven UN workers. Now let me understand this. Some pastor in the US, for whatever reason, burns a copy of The Koran, and this gives rioters in Afghanistan, the right to kill 7 UN workers (workers who are in Afghanistan to help to feed and stabilize the country at the request of the President of Afghanistan)? Then after this illogical response by the Afghan mob, we have the following responses from both democrat, and republican, Congressmen, and our President, Obama,. The following is according to an article in The Washington Times, April 3, 2011, by David Eldridge.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was asked by host Bob Schieffer on CBS‘ “Face the Nation” whether he would “introduce a resolution to condemn” the burning of the Muslim holy book, as requested by Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The Nevada Democrat replied, “Well, we'll take a look at this,"
Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, made an analogy to wartime free-speech limits and said, “I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war.”
“During World War II, we had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy,” he said.
Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Intelligence, once Committee, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that keeping U.S. troops safe is the responsibility of every American
On Saturday, Mr. Obama called the burning “an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry”
Where is the logic to these statements? It is apparent that this President, and these Congressmen have no understanding of the Constitution of this Nation, or that the loyal citizens of this country have finally decided that Afghanistan is not worth one more American life, or one more American tax dollar. It is time to remove ourselves from Afghanistan, and let the Afghans handle their own political and social problems. Stop the INSANITY NOW.
Lord Howard Hurts