David Patraus recently condemned the nutjob in Florida who plans on burning the Koran on 9/11. Personally, I think Patraus ought to pipe down. It is not his job to tell Americans how they can or cannot use their various rights particularly if he does so in the context of saying its bad for the war effort. I mean, after all, what could be more deleterious for the war effort than, say, a peace march?
Sarah Palin on the the Koran burning argues, in part, that it will "appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance." Got that? Not that it is mean-spirited religious intolerance but that it will appear so. Sort of like that Pastor in Dallas who claimed that Islam causes pedophilia only appears to be an imbecile.
I would like to be the first to nominated this kerfuffle Koranburinggate or Nutgate.
I am, it seems, not the first person to make the Petraus ought shut up claim.