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Santorum: Obama wrong to apologize for Quran burning

By David Edwards
Sunday, February 26, 2012 12:57 EDT
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Rick Santorum speaks to NBC
 
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Rick Santorum says there’s no reason to apologize for burning holy books as long as it’s just an innocent mistake.

The Republican presidential candidate on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama for expressing regret after U.S. troops burned a number of Qurans in Afghanistan. CBS News reported last week that at least seven people had been killed in protests resulting from the incident.

“I don’t think the president should apologize for something that was clearly inadvertent,” Santorum told NBC’s David Gregory. “I think you highlight it when you apologize for it. You make it sound like something you should apologize for. There was no act that needed an apology.”

“I think the response needs to be apologized for by [Afghan President Hamid] Karzai and the Afghan people of attacking and killing our men and women in uniform and overreacting to this inadvertent mistake. That is the real crime here, not what our soldiers did.”

Watch this video NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast Feb. 26, 2012.

 
David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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