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Rick Santorum: Obama Wrong to Apologize for Koran Burning

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum slammed President Obama on Sunday morning’s This Week for apologizing to Afghans earlier this week for the recent burning of Korans at a U.S. military base.

“There was nothing deliberately done wrong here. This was something that happened as a mistake. Killing Americans in uniform is not a mistake,” Santorum said. “Say it’s unfortunate, but 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.”

Protests erupted in Afghanistan after the accidental burning and two American troops were killed by an an Afghan soldier.

“I think it shows weakness,” Santorum said about the apology.

Santorum is not the first Republican to criticize President Obama for his actions. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said it was “an outrage” for the president to issue an apology.

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