Soldier Shoots Koran, General Apologizes

According to CNN (with more commentary here), a US Army Major General formally apologized to an Iraqi village after a soldier used a Koran for target practice.  The General called the soldier’s actions “criminal behavior,” and a military official “kissed a Koran” and provided it as a gift to the village.

An Iraqi party claimed that the apology and reassignment were insufficient and demanded “the severest punishment.”

UPDATE: According to CNN, President Bush has personally apologized to the Iraqi Prime Minister.  CNN has updated the article in response to the White House assertion that there was no “apology.”


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