Gingrich Astonished By President Obama's Apology To Afghan Officials

Feb 23, 2012

Newt Gingrich told fans in Spokane today he’s astonished President Obama apologized to Afghan authorities for the burning of Muslim Holy Books by U.S. soldiers. Obama expressed remorse this morning that a military base burned copies of the Quran in a garbage pile.

Gingrich opened his rally at Spokane’s Bing Crosby theatre with outrage that after a base destroyed – quote – “radical Islamist materials” and Quran’s, two American soldiers were killed as repercussion. He says the destroying of suspicious literature has been blown into a huge incident.

“The president apologized for the burning, but I haven’t seen the president demand that the government of Afghanistan apologize for the killing of two young Americans”.

Gingrich says religious intolerance occurs around the world, and it’s not the President’s responsibility to offer apologies.

Gingrich says Washington State can make a big difference in the GOP presidential campaign because it hosts the last caucus before Super Tuesday. Washington’s caucus occurs March 3rd.

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