Good on President Obama for apologizing for this.
President Barack Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Qurans by NATO troops, calling the act “inadvertent” and “an error,” Karzai’s office and National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Thursday.
“We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, including holding accountable those responsible,” Obama said in the letter, which was delivered by Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
Afghanistan has erupted in violent demonstrations since the troops’ burning of the Islamic religious material at the beginning of the week.
Two American troops were killed Thursday by a man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform, a U.S. official said, asking not to be named discussing casualties.
The gunman is thought to have been acting in conjunction with a protest taking place outside the base, the official said.
And really, everyone on the other side of the aisle wouldn’t have bothered if it had happened under a Republican. We never would have heard about it, most likely.