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February 21st, 2012
07:08 PM ET

Troops burn Qurans in Afghanistan

Protests break out in Afghanistan after troops burned Qurans at Bagram Airfield. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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  1. Dumba

    If you were in WWII, Korea, or Vietnam, you would have looked just as srcead.Have you ever been in combat? Do you know what it is like to realize that people are shooting at you and trying to kill you? The battlefield in Afghanistan is no less deadly, maybe more deadly, than the battlefield in WWII.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  2. dennis davis

    The Troops responsible should be facing a Court Martial, as those in the Military have no business acting this way. As someone who is a Vet I find this sort of thing inexcusable.

    February 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  3. zipi

    Holy book they need to respect that.
    But for that to kill??

    They burn the American flag - Is that OK?
    They kill and burn women and children -– Is that OK??
    What other people do things like that??

    February 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
  4. Kathie

    Bush decided to attack and destroy Afganistan even though the people of Afganistan did nothing to us. binladin was not even from Afganistan and bush had no idea (and said later he didn't care) where he was. It is beyond reprehensible to destroy another's religious books. How would WE feel if they burned our Bible?–different when the shoe is on the other foot. We are occupying afganistan and have no right to inflict our beliefs on them. Time for our troops to return to the USA. No one wins a war–there are only losers!

    February 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  5. C Oliver

    Why do we want to stick around, after the burning of the Qumran at Bagram Airfield. It was a mistake but the Afghanistan the people will protest and in danger more Americans there. This people do not want us there, this one more reason they want us out, what ever gains the US made are gone for good, bring are troops back before it gets uncontrollable. I am a Viet Nam I first hand when the US government want to stick out no matter what, enough is enough!
    yet I know when you work comes to no good lets leave with pride now!

    February 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  6. Doug Ericson

    Why don't we just get out of Afghanistan?

    February 22, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  7. Jim Thomas

    Who cares.Did they care when they attack us?No,what goes around comes around.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    February 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm |

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