Newt Calls Obama’s Apology To Karzai An ‘Outrage’

The Gingrich campaign released the following statement regarding President Obama’s reported apology sent to Afghan President Karzai, over the burning of the Quran by NATO troops:

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. It is Hamid Karzai who owes the American people an apology, not the other way around.

Gingrich added:

This destructive double standard whereby the United States and its democratic allies refuse to hold accountable leaders who tolerate systematic violence and oppression in their borders must come to an end.

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