Newt Gingrich Is Right, For A Change!

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Gingrich Is Right for a change

Gingrich feels that Obama need not have apologized to the Afghan people
Gingrich feels that Obama need not have apologized to the Afghan people | Source

Gingrich Is Right

Gingrich Termed the Apology Unnecessary

The Republican Presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich has blasted President Obama for apologising unnecessarily to Afghanistan. US soldiers burnt many unwanted papers and files while disposing off them in a military camp. Among them was burnt a copy of the Holy Koran. This caused protests and violent demonstrations against the USA in Afghanistan. The US military camp clarified that it was done unintentionally. But the demonstrators did not accept this reply and violence continued. This was followed by US President Barack Obama’s apology to the Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and the Afghan people. Newt Gingrich has criticised this and termed the apology as unwanted.

Gingrich Is Right

I fully agree with Gingrich. Actually it was not Gingrich who raised this issue of Obama apologizing on many occasions and lowering the prestige of USA. Mitt Romney and the Texas Governor have already criticised Obama on that count during their campaign speeches and on other occasions. Many of the allegations of the Republicans against Obama are exaggerated, half truths, half lies and sometimes even full lies. But this particular allegation has truth in it.

Nothing Wrong With an Apology If the Act Is Committed Intentionally

First of all, let me clarify that there is nothing wrong in an apology as such. If a person has committed an act that has intentionally hurt others, he can apologize on realising his mistake or when others point it out. But for a wrongful act committed unintentionally, it is enough to make a clarification that will make others to understand the truth. No apology is required in such cases. An apology can complicate matters by making others think that the act was intentionally committed.

Obama Is Not Fit To Be the US President

Obama Is Not Fit To Be the US President
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Burning the Holy Koran Was an Unwarranted Act

There is no doubt that burning Holy Koran was an unwanted act. Hurting the religious sentiment of any community is bad. Muslims consider Holy Koran as their sacred book and give all respect to it. When they find that their sacred book has been burnt intentionally or otherwise, they are bound to get emotional. Upto this point, the Afghan demonstrators’ action was understandable and agreeable. But once the US military head in Afghanistan clarified that it was done unintentionally and that the presence of the Koran was not noticed, the demonstrators should have gracefully accepted the explanation and dispersed.

Talibans Had another Agenda

But this did not happen. The protesters were bent upon continuing and escalating their agitation. This clearly showed that the demonstrators were protesting not against the burning of the Holy Koran, but against the presence of the US soldiers on their soil. The protesters should have been Talibans or Taliban sympathisers. The Talibans have a problem with the presence of the US soldiers. What is this problem?

Talibans Are Against Giving Education to Girls

The Talibans are totally against giving education to girls. They consider that Islam and Prophet Mohammad had prescribed it as a sin to give education to the girls. Under their rule, the Talibans strictly banned girls from attending the schools. But now under the Hamid Karzai regime supported by USA, the situation has reversed. Many girls are being given education. This has angered the Talibans. They feel that this blasphemy (of giving education to girls) against Islam is happening only because of the presence of US soldiers on their soil. Once the US soldiers are forced to vacate their soil, the Talibans can assassinate the Afghan President Hamid Karzai and come back to power again. Then they can kill all the girls who went to school and prevent any more girls from going to schools.

Obama Is Not Fit To Be the US President

This was the intention of the Talibans and their sympathisers when they demonstrated against the US. It was not a demonstration against burning of the Holy Koran. It was a protest against the girls being sent to schools by the Hamid Karzai government. The US President Obama should have been aware of this. There was no need to offer an apology in this matter. By doing so, Obama had lowered the prestige of USA among the comity of nations. Obama is not fit to be the President of a great military power like USA. Obama may be a fit man to head some Evangelical Society and preach universal brotherhood. But let him not lower the dignity of a great nation like USA by bending his knees before a dadagiri like Hamid Karzai with folded hands. Newt Gingrich is right, for a change.

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Crazy Mags 4 years ago

I found this to be a very interesting post and intend to look at more of your work.

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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

I don't really care whether it was intentional or unintentional burning, it is a book. People can burn the US Flag, and bibles without someone having a violent protest.

Where are these protests when the Taliban or terrorists, kidnap, kill, blow up civilians, rape women, cut of heads and other deadly acts.

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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Dear Crazy Mags,

I thank you for your valuable comments.

Best wishes to you,

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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Dear ib radmasters,

I thank you for your valuable comments. I agree with your observations to some extent. But at the same time, US flag, Bible or Koran are not mere papers. They do carry sentiments for millions of people and therefore should be treated respectfully.

Talibans rape, kidnap and kill their own people. It is a loss to their own country. Mao Tse Tung killed hundred million Chinese people in the name of Cultural Revolution and the world kept quiet. Had Mao not done this, China would already have been a superpower. This could be one of the reasons why the world kept silent. Similarly the world is silent when the Talibans kill their own girls and family members in the name of Islam.

Best wishes to you,

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