Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Afghans: Quran-burning soldiers to face trial
Last week Afghan president Hamid Karzai demanded NATO turn over the U.S. troops to be tried in Afghanistan for the incident. Barack Obama subsequently sent a letter to Karzai reassuring him that the troops involved would be punished for their actions.
Part of the three-page letter to Karzai said, “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies. We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.”
It is unclear exactly what Obama meant by that statement as the White House has not released the full text of the letter. However the Afghan government may have provided insight into its contents.
Posted by Michael