Santorum criticizes Obama for Quaran burning apology

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By Alysha Bohanon

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum accused President Barack Obama of showing "weakness" on Sunday in his apology to the Islamic world for the U.S. military's recent burning of Qurans in Afghanistan, news sources report.

Santorum also said Afghanistan should apologize to the U.S. for the deaths of four U.S. soldiers during six days of violence sparked by the incident, according to the Star Tribune.

Copies of the Muslim holy book and other religious materials had been thrown into a fire pit used to burn garbage at Bagram Air Field, a large U.S. base north of Kabul, according to the Star Tribune.

More than 30 people have been killed in clashes since the incident emerged Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported.

"There was nothing deliberately done wrong here. This was something that happened as a mistake. Killing Americans in uniform is not a mistake ... when that is occurring, you should not be apologizing for something that was -- an unfortunate -- say it's unfortunate, say that this is something that should have been done," Santorum said on a Sunday appearance on ABC News, according to the Huffington Post. "To apologize for something that was not an intentional act is something that the president of the United States, in my opinion, should not have done."

"It suggests that there is somehow blame, this is somehow that we did something wrong in the sense of doing a deliberate act wrong," Santorum said, the Huffington Post reported. "I think it shows that we are -- that I think it shows weakness."

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