Obama Apologizes to Afghans Over Koran Burnings – Afghans Flip Him the Bird

An Afghan protester flips the bird to a US Soldier at Bagram airbase.
An Afghan protester gestures towards a US soldier in front of the US base of Bagram during an anti US demonstration in Bagram north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 (AP)

Barack Obama apologized to Afghanistan over the koran burnings this week.
The AFP reported:

US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran at a US military base, Karzai’s office said Thursday.

Obama said the incident was not intentional and pledged a full investigation, a statement from the president’s office said.

“I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident,” Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai by US ambassador Ryan Crocker. “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.”

“The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible,” the letter said.

Meanwhile… A man wearing an Afghan army uniform in Nangarhar province killed two Nato soldiers who are believed to be from the US.

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