U.S. General Apologizes for Desecration of Koran - New York Times: "General Hammond also read a letter of apology from the soldier, who was not identified. “I sincerely hope that my actions have not diminished the partnership that our two nations have developed together,” the general read from the letter."
If my invasion of your country offended you in any way, please accept my sincerest apology.
Our dropping of a 500 pound bomb on your house wrongly suspected of being an insurgent hiding place was, of course, in no intended to besmirch our unfailing support for your freedoms and your family's peace and security.
It was with total inadvertance that I wiped my ass with your holy book, so solly!
When I killed your whole family to cover up the rape of your pre-teen daughter, that was an act done without the careful consideration that we pride ourselves on as United States Marines.