Obama's Candidacy

How about a balance? We will burn 1000 bibles in competence.

Book for book ... lets burn them all. And get on with life.

 Quote by Alfi How about a balance? We will burn 1000 bibles in competence. Book for book ... lets burn them all. And get on with life.
Our President was blind sided and our soldiers were shot - I think the source of the leak is important and may impact the re-election campaign.

 Quote by WhoWee Our President was blind sided and our soldiers were shot - I think the source of the leak is important and may impact the re-election campaign.
I can agree that sources are important. Re-election ? not so much. There is no competition.

 Quote by Alfi We will burn 1000 bibles in competence.
Yeah well, your book isn't their book. Right?
 My point is this - if this account is accurate: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/0...urning-022212/ "Gen. John Allen, the top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said after the books had been mistakenly given to troops to be burned at a garbage pit without realizing it. “It was not a decision that was made because they were religious materials,” Allen said Tuesday, one day after Afghan workers at the garbage pit found the books. “It was not a decision that was made with respect to the faith of Islam. It was a mistake. It was an error. The moment we found out about it we immediately stopped and we intervened.”" How did this apparent mistake turn into an international incident requiring President Obama and generals to apoligize?

 Quote by WhoWee My point is this - if this account is accurate: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/0...urning-022212/ "Gen. John Allen, the top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said after the books had been mistakenly given to troops to be burned at a garbage pit without realizing it. “It was not a decision that was made because they were religious materials,” Allen said Tuesday, one day after Afghan workers at the garbage pit found the books. “It was not a decision that was made with respect to the faith of Islam. It was a mistake. It was an error. The moment we found out about it we immediately stopped and we intervened.”" How did this apparent mistake turn into an international incident requiring President Obama and generals to apoligize?
because there are a few people out there who react violently to the burning of Korans?

 Desecrating a copy of the Quran is punishable by imprisonment in some countries (life imprisonment in Pakistan, according to Article 295-B of the Penal Code) and has been punishable by death in Afghanistan, Somalia and Pakistan.
From Wikipedia, Quran desecration. I am guesstimating that to a number of them, western troops are now free game, effective immediately. Like I said, somewhere in between a major clusterfluff and dung happens.

 Quote by WhoWee If the burning was nothing more than a mistake - how did anyone know what was being burned?
in your own post the quote mentions how Afghan workers found the burnt remains. One of them probably either got upset about it and told people, or just plain told people and then they got upset.
 I don't think anyone will be surprised to hear my support is behind any Republican candidate that runs against President Obama. However, I think this issue should be off limits in the campaign.

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 Quote by WhoWee I don't think anyone will be surprised to hear my support is behind any Republican candidate that runs against President Obama. However, I think this issue should be off limits in the campaign.
That train left the station already.

 Quote by Jimmy Snyder That train left the station already.
I think attempts to use this topic against the President will backfire.
 IMO, given international relations, the only response possible was the one he has given.
 Recognitions: Gold Member There are times when honesty and pragmatism should trump ideology. I trust Obama to stay that course. Not so his potential opponents in the GE.
 Blog Entries: 1 Recognitions: Gold Member It will narrow your choices, I think Paul is the only one who hasn't criticized the apology.
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No competition against President 25-million-unemployed,$1.3-trillion-deficit,punish-our-enemies,$4gas Obama? We'll see.