Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Um ... hang on , let me rephrase that ...

White House Press Weasel Scott McClellan, all excited because he finally gets to win one:

"The report had real consequences," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Monday. "People have lost their lives. Our image abroad has been damaged. There are some who are opposed to the United States and what we stand for who have sought to exploit this allegation. It will take work to undo what can be undone."

McClellan said a retraction was only "a good first step" and said Newsweek should try to set the record straight by "clearly explaining what happened and how they got it wrong, particularly to the Muslim world, and pointing out the policies and practices of our military."

Oh ... you mean like these policies and practices? You're sure about that, are you?


tr said...

why is this situation referd to as a win for the white house? The story has not been disputed; the sources have chosen to say no more and therefore their testimony cannot yet be confirmed. In the 12 days since the story broke voices have been silenced... that is a story but I wonder how many investigative reporters will try.

As with the "weapons of mass destruction" and other tales told by the highly talented White House staff this "win" shall be revealed as another fiction. Does anyone NOT believe that US personnel did this? How can you not bolt upright in your chair yelling LIARS, when we have plenty of cofirmed evidence of US soldiers doing far worse. And PR neophytes take note... this "win" is the headline story along with the bad dems in the Senate on the day that the first US soldier was found guilty of 7/9 charges but not including failing to obey a lawful order.

These are not the droids you are lookig for...

CC said...

From Scottie's perspective, it's a "win" simply because he gets to treat it as one. Of course U.S. personnel did this -- it's been documented on numerous occasions.

But the fact that the WH indulged in a little arm-twisting and got Newsweek to retract means that the WH can walk around all puffed up with victory.

That's the win. Totally bogus, but a win, nevertheless.

Gazetteer said...
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Gazetteer said...

trying again.....

Why would little Scottie do it?

Because it just might be the last time he and his paymasters get to do the 'we make our own reality' thing.

Because the hog is in the tunnel.

And it's name is Galloway.

And if they don't smack him down they know they are in big trouble because even a cuckolded American media can't ignore a frothing madman with truth on his side that is repeatedly calling their leaders war criminals on TV.

And if that sticks, the Downing St. Memo is right behind.