GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE. NOW.
Our illustrious commander-in-chief quickly apologized for the burning of numerous Korans in Afghanistan recently (y'know, because even though proper procedure appeared to have been followed, militant Islamists still rampaged and killed a lot of people); ironically, we now read this:
Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday.
The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.
Such religious outreach can endanger American troops and civilians in the devoutly Muslim nation, Wright said.
I wonder if/when Barack will apologize to American Christians for this travesty, eh? Yeesh, again, see my very easy solution to this nonsense at the beginning of the post.
Greg at Rhymes With Right has further thoughts on this.
UPDATE: And then there's the utterly beyond-ridiculous PC when it comes to reporting on all this stuff. Like here:
The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack Saturday inside the Afghan interior ministry that killed at least two American officers.
NATO and Afghan officials reported the deaths of two American officers inside the ministry in Kabul.
According to the International Security Assistance Force, initial reports indicated that "an individual" turned his weapon against NATO service members.
A Taliban spokesman said the attack was in response to the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base.
The Americans killed were a colonel and a major, the Afghan official said earlier.
"They were part of the advisory mission there," the official said. "At this stage we can't say why they were killed."
Um, excuse me, but besides it being f***ing obvious, A TALIBAN SPOKESMAN JUST TOLD YOU WHY!
UPDATE 2: Andrew McCarthy has a must-read on all this.Posted by Hube at February 25, 2012 09:31 AM | TrackBack