I wouldn’t put it past this administration to do something this awful to our troops.
(CNSNews.com) — The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan has not ruled out military proceedings against U.S. troops involved in the disposal of Qurans by burning them.
“If there are to be proceedings, they are going to be U.S. proceedings under the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) — and I don’t think there is any question or doubt on the part of the Afghan government that that is exactly how it’s going to go,” Ryan Crocker told Fox News Wednesday night.
Fox anchor Bret Baier had asked Crocker if Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s call for a public trial had raised some eyebrows at the U.S. Embassy.
As CNSNews.com reported, Karzai went on Afghan television and told his country he had discussed the Quran burning with “jihadi leaders,” scholars and elected officials.
According to a BBC translation of his remarks, Karzai said: “Representing the Afghan nation and their pure sentiments, in fact the Islamic world, once again we call on the U.S. government to bring the perpetrators of the act to justice and put them on trial and punish them.”