“How do you save a nation that has no history of freedom or self-rule and where the citizens refuse to fight for themselves?”
by Major General Jerry Curry, USA, Ret.
How many American lives is a worn copy of a Koran worth? If a Muslim writes in a Koran and tears out its pages its fine. If an American burns that same Koran it’s a crime punishable by death in Afghanistan. Is the burning of a book really equivalent to the killing of an American officer? I don’t think so and neither does the officer’s family and friends. Can we assume that President Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton will phone the American families and apologize to them too? Why not? Aren’t American lives more important than Afghan books?
Isn’t it time we started treating Prime Minister Karzai of Afghanistan like an adult? He should either get his people under control, or the United States should pull all of its troops out of there, now. You can buy more Korans but you can’t buy more senior military officers. Why not have Amazon.com send Karzai a box of books and let him keep the extras? Shouldn’t that handle his concerns? Continue reading “How many American lives is a worn copy of a Koran worth?”