President Obama's regret over an American military base's burning of Korans in Afghanistan is one sorry apology, Newt Gingrich says.
The struggling Republican presidential candidate ripped the commander in chief on Thursday, calling Obama's apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai "astonishing" and undeserved.
"There seems to be nothing that radical Islamists can do to get Barack Obama's attention in a negative way and he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the President of the United States period," the ex-House Speaker said while stumping in Washington state.
The torching of the Islamic holy books has triggered deadly protests this week. Two U.S. troops were among those killed in retaliation for the burnings.
Obama issued the formal apology in a letter, after charred copies of the Koran were found in a garbage pit on a U.S. air base earlier in the week.