'Bush apology' for Koran shooting
BBC News
20-May-2008 (5 comments)

US President George W Bush has made a personal apology over the shooting of a Koran by an American soldier, Iraq's government has said in a statement. Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's office said Mr Bush had promised to send the accused American sniper to trial. The soldier was sent home by the US military after the Muslim holy book was found riddled with bullet holes at a shooting range by Iraqi police.

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DUH, I have no clue what

by Farhad Kashani (not verified) on

DUH, I have no clue what you’re talking about. Nikki Tehranchi, usually when someone says “your comments does not deserve a response” is when 1- They are outlogiced and have nothing to say back. 2- Do not believe or have not practiced exchange of ideas, mature debate and freedom of speech. Now I have to say I visit Iranian.com often, but I believe that this website is increasingly getting one sided as more and more Iranians (like me) are speaking out against the regime in Tehran. It appears that it is becoming harder and harder for the administrators of this site to differentiate between IRI and Iranian people. Maybe it’s a sense of homesick and nostalgia. The older you grow, the more homesick you become. So it’s either advertently or inadvertently working against the interest of the /or a freedom movement in Iran. I admire Mr. Javid for his hard work and for this forum to exchange ideas, but I am afraid that this site is rapidly losing its neutrality and I found that a disappointment since I’ve been visiting it for a long time.

Niki Tehranchi

Clarification for Mr. Kashani

by Niki Tehranchi on

I would just like to clarify that I am the one who came up with the commentary that appears on top of the news item I recommended, namely "Apology for dead Iraqi children still pending". So please direct your sarcasm and/or wrath at me, and not Mr. Javid.


The rest of your comment does not dignify a response.


Good point Kashani...

by DUH (not verified) on


Right, the Iraqi militia is super duper trooper, that is clearly what this post is about. Go baby killers! That was what the super title really meant.

Are you kidding me with your logic? They are ALL despicable monsters.

What kind of absurd planet are we living in where one apologizes for a book _ YES A BOOK: PAPER AND INK _ being riddled with bullets when human beings __ YES HUMAN BEINGS: FLESH AND BLOOD AND BRAIN AND SOUL _ are being riddled with bullets. I guess it's the kind of world where people like Mr. Kashani are keeping scores. Oh well, the Iraqi militia killed a baby today, that's one more than Bush's militia did yesterday therefore the score is clear: the Iraqi militia is evil and Dubya is lily white innocent.

By the way Kashani, please practice the difference between "its" and "it's" especially when you are adopting such a haughty, self-righteous tone.



Right, so the Iraqi militia

by Farhad Kashani (not verified) on

Right, so the Iraqi militia who killed a 2 years old baby, opened his body, stuffed it with a bomb, and set it off when Iraqi and U.S troops arrived to pick up the body, shouldn't apologize, but its Bush the one who should? Interesting logic Mr. Javid!


Dear Niki - What else is new!!

by hanna (not verified) on

What else is new. Look at all of the other attrocities they have committed just watch the Winter Soliders Hearings that took place in D.C. in March. They discussed all they had witnessed and all that they committed themselves. In fact all international media outlets followed their hearings with the exception of the U.S. media? So with one apology to the Iraqi people, the U.S. gets away with everything.

These are the faults of the weak Iraqi Gov. who are acting like a puppet - now the U.S. is drawing up the same Capitulation Laws that they forced on Iran -they can get away with murder and there is nothing that Iraqi Gov. can do about it!! While all of these actions are downright outrageous, humiliating and degrading an entire nation.

Read the hearings of the Winter Soldiers: Iraq and Afghanistan War Veteran against the War


Read this article:
Iraq Veterans Describe Atrocities to Lawmakers

by Aaron Glantz