Gingrich: Obama apology to Karzai 'an outrage'

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Newt Gingrich issued a statement moments ago regarding President Obama's apology to Afghan President Karzai, for the U.S. military mishandling copies of the Koran.

"It is an outrage that President Obama is the one apologizing to Afghan President Karzai on the same day two American troops were murdered and four others injured by an Afghan soldier." said Gingrich, "It is Hamid Karzai who owes the American people an apology, not the other way around."

Today, two American soldiers were shot and killed by an angry Afghan soldier and four other US troops were injured.

Gingrich's statement came shortly after Sarah Palin demanded on Facebook that Karzai should apologize to Americans for the death of two soldiers.

Earlier today, Gingrich told voters gathered at a rally in Spokane, Washington that the Afghans did not deserve an apology.

"There seems to be nothing that radical Islamists can do to get Barack Obama's attention in a negative way, and he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the president of the United States, period," Gingrich said, according to CNN.



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