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Thursday, May 19, 2005

With All Apologies to El Rushbo...

See I told you so. In a couple of days Newsweek has gone from being bad guy to the victim. What a beautiful spin we weave. The Left has predictably fallen in line with the "Bush Lied First!" defense.

Just to demonstrate how laughable it is:
"Newsweek relied on faulty intelligence to write a magazine article. George W. Bush relied on faulty intelligence to start a war which has cost over $200 billion, and which has taken the lives of over 1600 Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis.Here's the difference. Newsweek didn't know its intelligence was phony. And Newsweek apologized. " - Bill Press
"My Fellow Americans, In the past few days, the White House asked for and got an apology and retraction from Newsweek for reporting that our military had defamed the Koran at Guantanamo Bay... in the spirit of consistency... I am today apologizing for the falsehoods that led to an invasion of Iraq that has led not to 17 but approximately 1600 American deaths, over 10,000 wounded, 100,000+ Iraqi deaths and to the collapse of esteem worldwide" - Mark Green speaking as George Bush
None of this crap merits serious analysis, but to be fair, at least it's better than Norman Mailer's contribution. Can we just put this guy in the ground yet? Clearly his quality of life can't be any better than Terri Schiavo's.


Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

The problem with the attack on Newsweek is that it is happening ONLY because it makes Bush look bad. The right doesn't care about the deaths for their own sake, which according to the military had nothing whatsoever to do with Newsweek anyway. If the right was concerned about that, why don't they complain about Bush's trumped up wmd charges that began the Iraq thing in the first place? That certainly has led to a lot of deaths. More importantly, that is why so many Muslims don't trust us now. They originally thought we were coming to help, so did we. Now, it's much harder to be sure. This Newsweek fiasco is designed to draw attention from the fact that there HAS been abuse.

5/19/2005 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger Tony W said...

How many people read Newsweek in the Middle East? I'm sure they are not able to go to the website due to the lack of electicity and the KBR/AOL iternet service is not up yet.

5/19/2005 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I'll ever understand people like OKdemocrat. Did we find WMD's? No. Did Iraq previously have and use them? Yes. Was the US the only country who thought they did have WMD's? No(even out allies the French did.) So get over it!

I do find your group very selective about what you call abuse. Was Saddam a tyrant who murdered hundreds of thousands of his own people? Would that make him a violator of human rights on a massive scale? If you can't answer that question truthfully on your own, I'll not waste my time with you.

So why is everyone bending over backwards to make excuses for Newsweek magazine whose editors at the very least tolerated very sloppy reporting on a subject that they knew would inflame Muslims and put our troops at additional risk? I'm sorry, your hatred for Bush has made you stupid if you can't see the wrong it what you are defending.

This whole episode and the way the media is trying to blame Bush and the people of Afghanistan and Iraq for Newsweek's sloppy reporting disgusts me.

5/19/2005 08:43:00 PM  
Blogger Brash Limburg said...

Well said Anon, couldn't have put it better myself.

5/19/2005 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to laugh when I read this line from OKDem

"More importantly, that is why so many Muslims don't trust us now."

Don’t trust us now?? As opposed to pre-Iraq, like September 2001 for instance, when the Muslim world was our friend, right? For all his faults, Jeff Gannon was right about one thing: these people really are divorced from reality.

5/20/2005 05:10:00 AM  

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