A Soldier's POV on Koran Burning

Allan Wall, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, has written a piece about Pastor Terry Jones and the Koran burning for the American Thinker.

He states: "Just as last September, General Petraeus, commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, got involved. Last September he had complained that burning the Koran in Florida could put the troops in Afghanistan in danger.

Earth to Petraeus. Your troops are already in danger. They're at war.

This time, Petraeus said the burning 'was hateful, it was intolerant and it was extremely disrespectful and again, we condemn it in the strongest manner possible ... '

Excuse me, but is it really appropriate for a general to be making pronouncements over U.S. domestic policy? Is it a general's prerogative to tell American civilians what they can or cannot do?

"Why does Petraeus condemn the burning of one Koran? The U.S. Army has confiscated and burned Bibles in Afghanistan. Where was the outcry over that?"

Read the rest of Allan's robust defense of the First Amendment here.

In the photo: General David Petraeus

Update: A broken, but committed pastor.

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