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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:32 AM
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Bush accepts some blame for Abu Ghraib
Source: Pakistan Post

WASHINGTON: President Bush for the first time took a measure of responsibility for the 2004 Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq, during an interview with an Arabic TV network.

"Abu Ghraib was a terrible disappointment. And admittedly, I wasn't there on the site, but I was the Commander-in-Chief of a military where these disgraceful acts took place that sent the absolute wrong image about America and our military," Bush said.

The president made the comments in an interview conducted Friday with a reporter from the Middle East Broadcasting Center, a Saudi-run station that broadcasts throughout the region.


Read more: http://thepost.com.pk/Ba_ShortNewsT.aspx?fbshortid=3626...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:35 AM
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1. "But, really, most of it was Bill Clinton's fault. Smirk." - Commander AWOL
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 11:38 AM by SpiralHawk
"If he hadn't made all us republicon homelanders feel so sexally deficient & deprived, I never would have gotten together with Republicon B & D Male Escort freak Jeff Gannon, or tortured all those people in FLAGRANT VIOLATION of international law, American Morals, and fundamental Christian teaching. Smirk."

- Commander AWOL (R)
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:35 AM
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2. Bother
let's pretend the US government doesn't have a torture policy because it's all about the image and people feeling good about their country.

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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:46 AM
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3. It's a start
Maybe after 20 years in sackcloth and ashes, a repentant Dumbya will realize all the damage he has caused. One can only hope that such a realization would make him suicidal.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:10 PM
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4. No he wasn't there but he did authorize it.
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:21 PM
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5. Shrubbie, Abu Ghraib is thy middle name. n/t
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:43 PM
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6. "Abu Ghraib was a terrible disappointment."
Color me cynical, but I think he was more disappointed that people found out what was going on there than he was about what was actually going on.
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:58 PM
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7. Or as Senator Inhofe put it " I am Outraged at the Outrage"
I am fairly certain the Bush* Cabal feels that way as well.
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RedSock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:43 PM
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11. one of the first decisions
one of the first decisions the government/rumsfeld made was to ban cameras among the troops -- to cut down on the amount of evidence.

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Hulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:11 PM
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8. Up vs down, white vs black, bush vs Truman.....
The buck stops ANYWHERE but with this idiot.

I will be so glad when he is OUT of the WH. I would be even more glad if he were tried and tossed in prison for the rest of his days.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:30 PM
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9. I'm really starting to get worried for Dubya
He's saying some stuff that is waaaaaaayyy off the script and talking to all the wrong people.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:33 PM
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10. accepts some blame????
what about all of the blame? and how about the many people who have died both in US forces and Iraqi civilians, I hope this man burns in hell.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:59 PM
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12. "Disappointed" that he got caught. Then he and his friends called it a fraternity prank.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:28 PM
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13. being 'sorry' for war crimes, chimpy, doesn't make you any less guilty of
committing them.

Now off to the Hague with you.
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