Koran-burning Protests Continue in Afghanistan despite US Apology

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Newt Gingrich has made the massive Afghan protest over the burning of the Koran an issue in his presidential campaign by attacking President Obama for expressing his "deep regret" to President Karzai. Referring to the shooting of two American soldiers by an Afghan soldier — apparently over the burnings, Gingrich insisted that "the Afghan government owes the families of those soldiers an apology." Meanwhile, Commanding General George Allen tried to restrain angry American soldiers, "These are the moments you gut through the pain and you gut through the anger and remember why we’re here." Dion Nissenbaum is correspondent in Kabul for the Wall Street Journal.




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