When he gets it right, he gets it really right.

Transcript from RCP:

“That was embarrassing what we saw,” Charles Krauthammer said about the Obama administration issuing multiple apologies to the Muslim world for the Koran-burning incident.

“We have gone from apology here to abject self-debasement and groveling. And groveling to whom? To the mob. We should’ve had a single apology from the commander on the ground and that’s it. Not from the Secretary of Defense. Not from the President, of all people. Remember when the president had to pick up the phone when there was a crazy pastor in Florida who wanted a Koran burning and he had to be talked out of it,” Krauthammer said on FOX News’ “Special Report.”

“Is the president in charge of offenses against a certain religious tradition in the world?” Krauthammer asked.

“This is a world in which nobody asked the Islamic conference, the grouping of the 56 Islamic countries to issue an apology when Christians are attacked and churches are burned in Egypt or in Pakistan. And have we heard a word from any Islamic leader anywhere about the radical Muslims in Nigeria, who not only are burning churches but burning women and children who are Christian in the Churches. When I hear that I’ll expect my president to start issuing an apology,” he said.

Commentator Kirsten Powers disagreed.

“No, absolutely not,” she said when asked if the Obama administration went “too far” in their multiple apologies.

“It’s not true that the Muslims never respond to it the way that they should. And the reason that Obama is apologizing is because he knows that there is a connection between this behavior and the American soldiers getting killed. It’s not — and you have General Allen is apologizing. I don’t know if they are attacking General Allen for apologizing in Afghanistan and saying we need to not have this happen again. And I think that what we just saw was addressing Muslims in the country, it’s an entirely different thing. If Bibles were burned, I think people would be demanding apologies,” Powers argued.

“No one would be killing anyone, however,” Tucker Carlson said.

“I’m not sure the argument that Kirsten has made that you have to do it as a way to protect our soldiers is correct because the fact that after the president apologized and after we have been on our knees groveling there was an increase in violence. I mean, it isn’t as if it has any effect whatsoever. It whets the appetite. People love to see America on its knees. Second, on the idea that their leaders, Mu slim leaders in the world who have apologized. There are 56 nations in the Islamic conference, has one apologized for the attacks on Coptics in Egypt? Has the leader in Egypt itself apologized? No. Sorry,” Krauthammer responded.

“I have a hard time following the idea that we should be demanding apologies from other people but we shouldn’t apologize. I mean, is this what people tell their children? ‘Only apologize if somebody else apologizes.’ We have our standards based on what we believe in. We are the United States. We’re better than those people,” Powers shot back.

“The reason we’re apologizing is not because of politeness or showing respect. A single apology would have done that. it’s the fear of violence. People don’t object if the Mormons are mocked on Broadway, if a Christian crucifix are put in bottles of urine and displayed at a museum because the violence isn’t a factor. People are afraid. You do a cartoon of Muhammad and you get beheaded or shot. It’s a matter of fear, it’s not respect. One apology is correct. It shouldn’t of been done, absolutely. All of this stuff is cravenous,” Krauthammer schooled Powers.

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  1. TX Soldier254 says:

    I hope all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines involved in this “Holy Book” burning have Lawyers.

    I am pretty sure based on the Democrats past; they will treat this as a “Hate-Crime in a War Zone”.

    Obama, Leon, and Hilary are pissed at OUR fighting men and women, because the Peaceful People of Afghanistan are pissed at US-A.

    Can I be the first to say it?
    Piss Off!

  2. dennisl59 says:

    Let’s see if we can get this going before lunch, ok?

    Step 1) 69,456,897 voters elected this President. I’d like to ask them to all line up in a single file, so I can kick them all in the Jimmy and when I’m tired, we’ll have all the unemployed take my place to finish the job. It’ll take a while but be worth it.

    Step 2) Destroy the all the Homicial, Religious Maniac Barbarians.

    Step 3) Burn every single Opium Poppy Plant in Afghanstan.

    Step 4) Deport every single Saudi-Arabian from America.

    posted 2/25 930pm Texas[What’s for Lunch?]Time

  3. Maynard says:

    Sure would be nice if our president would show the same respect to American citizens and Christians that he gives the genocidal maniacs of the religion of peace. He’s got no problem commanding the Pope to pass out abortifacient pills, but he falls to his knees and weeps every time a soldier gets accused of breaking wind within ten miles of a mosque. We’re living in a lunatic asylum, that’s all there is to it.

    As Tammy notes, the apologies validate the murdering mobs. The more we beat our breasts, the more we get shot. “Obama cried; people died.”

  4. LucyLadley says:

    Krauthammer stated “It’s a matter of fear, not respect.” FEAR? FEAR? I love knowing that there are fearless men with their priorities straight right here on the TAM comment section, right above my comment. TXsolidier254, Dennis159 & Maynard, you guys are the absolute coolest! Other TAMS, men & women included, thanks for not quivering in your boots. You all are fearless. I need to continue to hang around with inspirational patriots like you all! We are blessed! We are blessed by God & blessed to have each other.

  5. longhorn mama says:

    I am so tired of the Dumb Bastard licking the boots of these barbarians. We need to wise up to the fact it is us or them. They were using their so called holy koran as scratch paper, for crying out loud. We need to drill like crazy, arm Israel to the teeth, and then turn Mecca and Medina to glass. How’s that for an apology?

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