Bush expresses 'deep concern' over Quran shooting

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  1. riscy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008

    President Bush has expressed his "deep concern" and regret to Iraq's prime minister over the desecration of a Quran by an American soldier, the White House said Tuesday.

    President Bush called Nuri al-Maliki over the incident, al-Maliki's office says. The leaders are seen in September.

    National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said Bush spoke to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Monday in one of their regularly scheduled secure video teleconferences.

    "President Bush expressed his deep concern over the incident and told Prime Minister Maliki that the soldier has been reprimanded by his commanders and removed from Iraq," Johndroe said.

    Al-Maliki's office on Tuesday said Bush issued an apology for the action on behalf of the United States and "promised to present the soldier to the courts." The office said Bush made the apology in a call to al-Maliki on Tuesday morning.

    An American staff sergeant -- a sniper section leader -- used a Quran for target practice in Iraq earlier this month.

    The U.S. commander in Baghdad issued a formal apology Saturday and read a letter of apology by the shooter.

    And when he has he apologised for any of the deaths of civilians there, as opposed to damage to a book?
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6


    Mar 22, 2008
    On tenterhooks

    The book is more important then anyone's life.

    I believe the bible may have started out that way, centuries ago. [​IMG]
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    No book is worth more then anyones life , its just sad that our "president" got us into Iraq with them having no Wmds. Sad indeed.
  4. Mackan macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2007
    If you as much as fart in the direction of Islam, they want you "severly punished" by death penalty. Their tolerance is zero. Human lives worth zero. It is mindboggling to see so much destruction and hate connected to religion in this world.
  5. Iscariot macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    Qui tacet consentire videtur

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