Here is video of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and Pacific Affairs going to a Virginia Mosque to ask Muslims for forgiveness for the accidental burning of some Korans that took place at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
The video report shows Dr. Peter Lavoy going in person to a large mosque in Virginia (D.C. area) where he apologized to the Muslims there.
Lavoy becomes at least the fourth high-ranking U.S. official this week to apologize for the incident – including President Barack Obama. Lavoy told the Muslims:
“I come here today to apologize on behalf of the Department of Defense for the incident that took place in Afghanistan this week.”
The report says Lavoy also told those at the mosque that those responsible would be “punished,” and that “all 140,000 coalition troops would be retrained” on “religious protocol.”
What a complete embarrassment. We have definitely left “apologizing” and entered “groveling.” This is complete insanity. Apologizing over and over again to people in Afghanistan who are totally irrational will not only not calm them down but embolden them. If they can get our highest officials to grovel by rioting, burning, and killing American Soldiers, this kind of weakness only pushes them to do more of the same.
Still no word on Obama or anyone in his administration – at any level – demanding an apology from the Afghan Government for the killing of two U.S. Soldiers in retaliation for the unintentional burning of the Korans.