February 26th, 2012
03:06 PM ET

Ending Quran violence is a waiting game

The intense violence following the burning of religious materials by NATO forces will be quelled as Karzai's latest appeal for calm will hopefully quell the violence, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan told CNN's Candy Crowley in an exclusive interview that aired Sunday on State of the Union.

"At a certain point it tapers off," Crocker said.

Crocker said the violence, and the Afghan government's seeming inability to stop it, cannot be seen as a reason for the U.S. to pull out of Afghanistan.  (Read also about concerns about Afghan military violence against NATO and U.S. troops)"We decide we are tired of it, Al Qaeda and the Taliban aren't," Crocker said in the interview. 

 "This is not the time to decide that we're done here. We have got to redouble our efforts," Crocker told Crowley.  "We've got to create a situation in which al Qaeda is not coming back."

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    April 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Reply

    be stupid buy these people new books,,,,,, they would probably appreciate that,,,,,, and maybe something else to go with their religion,,,,,,,use your heads...

    February 28, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
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  5. Ranger830

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    February 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  6. Ranger830

    Ending Quran violence? LMFAO Quran = violence As long as there are Qurans and people who place the value of a book above that of human life, well you know the rest!!!!!!! BTW good job today nine dead twelve wounded and not one of them thank god were NATO personel. I guess your precious book says its ok for muslims to kill civilians,who were no dought muslims! This is cool yes ? Drone kills bad suicide killings good yes? You people are insane and deserve to live in poverty and misery! Just like old times! You know the 11th centery. LOL w/e Suck it up and drive on RLTW.

    February 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
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    February 27, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
  8. Skorpio

    The Koran should be banned and prohibited because it is more violent, discriminatory and ant-Semitic as Hitler's book "Mein Kampf". Its content humiliates, denigrates, and is extremely offensive, discriminatory to non-Muslims especially Jews. Christians should react the same violent way as Muslims do when these bast#$%^ quote Koran's verses against Christians and Jews.

    February 27, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
  9. mipolitic

    this is very clear what we must do but obama's foreign policy is broken like washington , and obama cannot blame that on congress , france is leaving afghanistan and i do not agree with france to often , but in this case they are doing the best thing by pulling there troops out of afghanistan, wow what a mess and for what??

    February 27, 2012 at 7:48 am | Reply

    its a waitin game, but by gods grace its must cum to and end, dis usles alfgan using that opptunity to kil our troops.

    February 27, 2012 at 5:09 am | Reply
  11. Gijoe

    I wipe my ass daily with the koran

    February 27, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply
    • alioth

      NO waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!! u as7890 r why this shit is happening, you snot nose useless sumbiyach! hope u learn something REAL beside all the crap the Republican born agains been throwin at your moron a8! U r just the damn fool idiots who think gettin killed in war makes u a MAN!!!!!!!! Nothing further from the truth. Every Koran burnt may equal a similar or greater amount of US forces gettin killed for nothing. In a badasI part of the world which is used to livin off the fat they oil their rifles with – that is damn near nothing. American Boy, I am older and lived thru wars, you're just a wannabee. Lets see how many korans will equal US and UN deaths in the near future. That guy must already be dead, heard he done his last praying.

      The old men direct the violence and rage of young ones with no focus, in this case, on the backs of the poor and middle class Americans, toward an enemy created by the media (I am left wing) we now know has been fudging statistics and keeping up the bloodshed. These people who come to kill you are heroes to their countrymen and martyrs,

      because you dumb shit asshole insistes on continuing a war we can never win, sacrifycing our sons and daughters on your mentally challenged, misguided and misdirected war.

      anyway that opposes you in his own country and on his own land

      is a hero to his countrymen and if u dont understand or want to understand this, die as you have lived, aren't u the worst part of human valor, completely lacking in this situation

      as for me, I hope they get u the moment u step on someone else's land


      February 27, 2012 at 5:23 am | Reply
  12. Ninoos

    No one can fix Afghanistan. Not even Afghans.

    February 26, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Reply
    • Buzzer

      The U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan: "We've got to create a situation in which al Qaeda is not coming back." This idea that we can "create" an stable nation-state that has NEVER been stable (with or without foreign influence) so we don't EVER have to come back in again, is not realistic. We need to realize this, file away our intelligence that we've gained (10+ years now), passively and continuously monitor the situation, and if indicators that al Qaeda is surfacing again, don't let it grow beyond our ability to quickly and decisively strike with the appropriate "tools" (ie: spec ops) at our disposal.

      February 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  13. anonymous

    I wonder if crowley will be out there in the street with our soldier? I didn't think so, lets stop solving others nations problems and focus on our. Bring our troops back they have love ones who loved them

    February 26, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Reply
  14. bert gogle

    "At a certain point it tapers off," Crocker said. BS, Islam never forgets or forgives anything. if it takes them 20 years they will kill you if you do not submit to their ways. Plan and simple, Quran tells them so

    February 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
    • David Fine

      What's the point?

      An endless war against an invisible enemy.

      When will this madness end, after WW3?

      February 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Reply
  15. AMERICA 1st

    Let the ragheads slaughter each other like they have been for centuries

    February 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  16. mipolitic

    what is the profit of nato for us to be there?
    i do not agree with france to often , buy today i do as france is pulling out of this mess.

    February 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply

    thats not enough reasons 4 violence to erupt

    February 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply
  18. USMC

    Bring our Armed Forces home.

    Let the world go to hell!

    Let's take care of America first.

    February 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Reply
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