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26. Administration casts doubts on reported comments on 'arrogance,' 'stupidit

Administration casts doubts on reported comments on 'arrogance,' 'stupidity'

WASHINGTON The Bush administration is raising more questions about comments made by a senior State Department official about the war in Iraq.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera, the U-S diplomat was quoted as saying the U-S has shown "arrogance" and "stupidity" in Iraq.

He spoke in Arabic, and the comments were translated. But were they translated correctly?

A senior Bush administration official says they might not have been. The official says, "Those comments obviously don't reflect our position."

And a State Department spokesman says the diplomat, Alberto Fernandez, doesn't think the reports of his comments are an "accurate reflection of what he said."

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  -Envoy: U.S. Showed 'Stupidity' in Iraq Judi Lynn  Oct-21-06 04:19 PM   #0 
  - .  Hav   Oct-21-06 04:21 PM   #1 
  - Ass Clown Bremer and his Merry band of Mercenary Thugs  saigon68   Oct-22-06 03:18 AM   #20 
  - Methinks this guy's career is  jimshoes   Oct-21-06 04:25 PM   #2 
  - "Hurry! Get Alberto Fernandez in a van and stop the bleeding!"  jazzjunkysue   Oct-21-06 04:26 PM   #3 
  - This is what i would call a huge change by Bu$h & Co,  RufusEarl   Oct-21-06 04:27 PM   #4 
  - Yup, I think this guy is speaking by permission. We're looking at the  Peace Patriot   Oct-21-06 05:50 PM   #10 
     - James Baker's Double Life: A Special Investigation  Marrak   Oct-21-06 06:59 PM   #13 
  - Arrogant and stupid  SOS   Oct-21-06 04:40 PM   #5 
  - And Feith and Wolfowitz and Cheney and  geek tragedy   Oct-21-06 06:36 PM   #12 
  - Mr. Fernandez speaks fluent Arabic  AlamoDemoc   Oct-21-06 05:04 PM   #6 
  - 10 to 1 he'll be losing his job shortly. n/t  Harper_is_Bush   Oct-21-06 05:27 PM   #7 
  - He didn't fail, so no Medal of Freedom for him  krispos42   Oct-21-06 07:45 PM   #15 
  - U.S. showed stupidity in America, too.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Oct-21-06 05:38 PM   #8 
  - I would add 'greed'  rodeodance   Oct-21-06 05:44 PM   #9 
  - "We tried to do our best" = We tried to rape the country.  oblivious   Oct-21-06 06:27 PM   #11 
  - I'd call him Capt. Obvious, except...  krispos42   Oct-21-06 07:39 PM   #14 
  - A former envoy to N.Korea recommended direct talks....  teryang   Oct-21-06 07:56 PM   #16 
  - The U.S. has shown arrogance and stupidity just about everywhere.  Eugene   Oct-21-06 09:23 PM   #17 
  - The usual mishmash:  struggle4progress   Oct-22-06 01:21 AM   #19 
  - Squandering half a trillion on stupidity is what the Republicans do  Amonester   Oct-22-06 12:19 AM   #18 
  - Yahoo worded this same headline in a way that makes me  Jamastiene   Oct-22-06 03:19 AM   #21 
  - Bumper-stickers to "counter-attack" using the Truth needed:  Amonester   Oct-22-06 03:49 AM   #22 
     - The way I read it, it should say exactly what it means.  Jamastiene   Oct-22-06 04:08 AM   #23 
  - Diplomat cites U.S. 'stupidity' in Iraq  Sydnie   Oct-22-06 10:22 AM   #24 
  - Greed Made their Stupidity and Arrogance Possible.... (nt)  stepnw1f   Oct-22-06 10:35 AM   #25 
  - Administration casts doubts on reported comments on 'arrogance,' 'stupidit  sabra   Oct-22-06 06:48 PM   #26 
  - 86% of us agree with that State Dept. official...  Drum   Oct-22-06 06:48 PM   #27 
  - BBC World News: "Mr. Fernandez Did Indeed Use The Words"  Preening Fop   Oct-22-06 06:48 PM   #28 
  - ...and they are showing it again!  dapper   Oct-22-06 06:48 PM   #29 
  - Admin suggests comments not translated correctly?!?!  havocmom   Oct-22-06 06:48 PM   #30 
  - Here's what the actual quote was  Lone_Star_Dem   Oct-22-06 06:48 PM   #31 
  - Arrogance and stupidity perfectly define Bush. nt  VegasWolf   Oct-22-06 06:48 PM   #32 
  - Arrogant and Stupid... Describes the Whole Republican Party Today (nt)  stepnw1f   Oct-22-06 06:48 PM   #33 
  - Isn't this interesting, and hypocritical  Tempest   Oct-22-06 06:48 PM   #34 
  - arrogant and criminal would be more accurate..  BrokenBeyondRepair   Oct-22-06 06:48 PM   #35 
  - Iraq Invasion to Be Termed a US Failure  rodeodance   Oct-22-06 06:49 PM   #36 
  - Hasn't been a failure for Haliburton.  yourout   Oct-22-06 06:49 PM   #37 
  - BBC" US 'arrogant and stupid' in Iraq  rodeodance   Oct-22-06 06:49 PM   #38 
  - Not US Arrogance... The Neo Con and Bush's ....  WCGreen   Oct-22-06 06:49 PM   #39 
  - It's been a huge success for BushCo and their Oil Pals  DoYouEverWonder   Oct-22-06 06:49 PM   #40 
  - In other news, grass is green.  Unvanguard   Oct-22-06 06:49 PM   #41 

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