As much as one comes to accept the staggering dhimmitude of Western leadership when it comes to dealing with Islam, these same dhimmi leaders still have a habit of displaying such spineless amorality that it leaves one with one's jaw on the floor and one's blood boiling.
Take, for example, the response of US military commander General David Petraeus to the wave of murders committed by ordinary Muslims (i.e. not just the Taliban or other "extremist" groups) in Afghanistan following the recent burning of the Qur'an by pastor Terry Jones:
In view of the events of recent days, we feel it is important on behalf of ISAF and NATO members in Afghanistan to reiterate our condemnation of any disrespect to the Holy Quran and the Muslim faith.
We condemn, in particular, the action of an individual in the United States who recently burned the Holy Quran.
We also offer condolences to the families of all those injured and killed in violence which occurred in the wake of the burning of the Holy Quran.
What an unbelievably appalling thing for a military leader in the free world to utter. The burning of the "Holy Qur'an" (holy to who?) is explicitly condemned, but those who slaughtered innocent people and burned churches to the ground because someone set fire to a mass-produced wad of paper are never condemned. Instead, "condolences" are offered to the victims' families, as if they died in some tragic natural disaster.
Petraeus finished with one final insult to the memory of those brave soldiers who have died fighting his Muslim public relations war:
We further hope the Afghan people understand that the actions of a small number of individuals, who have been extremely disrespectful to the Holy Quran, are not representative of any of the countries of the international community who are in Afghanistan to help the Afghan people.
Sure, because as long as the Afghan people understand that, they won't be driven to murderous violence by someone thousands of miles away burning a book, right?
Petraeus is a disgrace and should be fired immediately for his outrageous and cowardly statements.