Why didn't Petraeus and Allen complain about this?
It's one thing to think with the little head, it is quite another to actively solicit the help of a civilian to try and stop the "deep fat frying" of a Qur'an by Florida talk show host Bubba the Love Sponge, aka Todd Alan Clem. Why would two multi-star generals ask a civilian to ask Clem to not fry a Qur'an? Because of the "...potential threat to the safety of US troops stationed in Islamic countries." So rather than standing for the free expression of speech and thought, Allen and Petraeus abdicate their responsibility and become worried about the blowback from exercising our right to insult and demean.
Cowards the lot of them, and they should never be allowed to lead troops again.
From AFP/Google November 17
Petraeus asked socialite to avert anti-Islam stunt
WASHINGTON — A Florida socialite at the heart of a scandal that brought down the CIA chief was once asked by him to stop a radio talk show host who was threatening to "deep fat fry" the Koran, US media reported early on Saturday.
That account, which comes from emails sent by socialite Jill Kelley, offers a new glimpse at her relationship with Petraeus and other senior military officials.
In March, a Florida radio talk show host named Todd Alan Clem but known as Bubba the Love Sponge said he was going to "deep fat fry" a copy of the Koran as a stunt, the reports said.
Gen. John Allen, commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, and CIA director David Petraeus, both asked Kelley, who lives in Tampa, to try to intervene and stop the radio host by contacting the city's mayor, Bob Buckhorn.
"I have Petraeus and Allen both emailing me about getting this dealt with," Kelley wrote to the mayor, according to NBC News.
The generals saw the "Bubba" announcement as a potential threat to the safety of US troops stationed in Islamic countries.
Defacing the Koran is forbidden in Islam and in the past plans to burn the Muslim holy book by a controversial Christian pastor in Florida sparked deadly protests across the Muslim world.
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