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White House Not Happy

May 17th, 2005 | by Dr. Forbush |

The White House says that Newsweek needs to do more to make up for it’s now retracted story. Well, that’s nice that they’d like that, but there isn’t a law demanding it.

I’d like the White House to apologize for it idiotic behavior in the Middle East too, but there’s little chance that the headstrong administration would ever do that. Facts are out showing that there were no WMD. People said that before the war. The Pope and many religious leaders said that should give peace a chance, but George W Bush headed into Iraq like a bull into a China shop. Powell told Bush about the Pottery Barn rule, "You break it you bought it." And Bush broke it. People are mad in the Middle East and an apology would go a long way. But Bush thinks that Newsweek’s apology will make the difference without having to own up to the fact that he bought a broken country.

  1. 4 Responses to “White House Not Happy”

  2. By sally on May 17, 2005 | Reply

    All of the anti-American sentiment is due to Newsweek’s story! Why should the White House apologize????

  3. By Craig R. Harmon on May 18, 2005 | Reply

    Last statement first:

    [Bush] bought a broken country

    Iraq was already broken before we went in.

    As for an apology to the people in the Middle East, for what exacly. If you have in mind apologizing for Abu Ghraib and other proven abuses of prisoners/detainees, I kind of think we did that when we acknowledged the problem, investigated it and prosecuted those who engaged in the criminal behavior. If you mean going into Iraq with insufficient forces to stop looting and quell the insurgency before it got out of hand, yes that could use an apology. If you mean apologize for removing Saddam, Uday and Qusay and the repressive Ba’ath regime and establishing a government by the consent of the governed, don’t be absurd.

    As for giving peace a chance, I’m sorry, but what possible hope was there that peace would ever change Saddam, Uday and Qusay Hussein from raping, torturing, mass-murdering tyrants into good little boys. I have a lot of respect for the Pope but pffffft! If you’re looking for an apology for being wrong about WMD’s in Iraq, well, I’m afraid that an acknowledgment that there were no WMD’s in Iraq is probably as close as you’re going to get. Since, however, I have proven that WMD’s were not the only reason given for the invasion of Iraq, the absence of WMD stockpiles does not necessarely invalidate the Invasion. I for one believe that the removal of Saddam and establishment of Democratic institutions in Iraq are sufficient justification.

    As for what else Newsweek could possibly do, beyond what they have done, I don’t know what that might be. I actually think that Newsweek handled their snafu much better than CBS did theirs.

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