Lastly, I want to extend my sincere condolences to the families of the Army Colonel and Major who were killed by Afghanistan security forces over this “burning Koran” episode. If we had resolute leadership, including in the White House, we would have explained that these Islamic terrorist enemy combatants being detained at the Parwan facility had used the Koran to write jihadist messages to pass to others. In doing so, they violated their own cultural practice and defiled the Koran. Furthermore, they turned the Koran into contraband. Therefore, Islamic cultural practice and Parwan detention facility procedures support burning the “contraband.”
Instead here we go again, offering apology after apology and promising to “hold those responsible accountable.” Responsible for what?
When tolerance becomes a one-way street it leads to cultural suicide. This time it immediately led to the deaths of two American Warriors. America is awaiting the apology from President Hamid Karzai.
Here is where I differ with Rep. West:
Observant Muslims have a fourteen-century track record of using literally any excuse to mount a pogrom against non-Muslims. Fear is the only message that they are capable of understanding and respecting. The only way to stop their evil activities is through military retaliation with no “rules of engagement” other than to annihilate their capability of making war against us.
From now on, we should let our weapons do all the talking.