TITLE

TNR . commentary

AUTHOR(S)
Ackerman, Spencer; Scheiber, Noam
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;5/17/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 18, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article criticizes U.S. president George W. Bush's apology to the Arab world as insufficient and unconvincing. Apparently, President Bush doesn't understand the damage that the revelations of torture at Abu Ghraib prison are going to do to U.S. national interests. What we need to do is to demonstrate that these" practices"--you know, torture--are abhorrent, by opening up all our detention facilities around the world to international human rights inspection (see" Open Secrets," page 7). Bush's non-apology comes across as the work of someone who doesn't understand the difference between the way he wants to be viewed and the way he actually is viewed. True, Al Arabiya has some credibility in the Arab world, but the U.S.-sponsored, Virginia-based Al Hurra? Maybe if Bush appeared on Al Jazeera it might have some effect--especially if he said, clearly and honestly, that, on behalf of the United States, he is deeply sorry for the torture and humiliation we have inflicted on Iraqis.
ACCESSION #
13054280

 

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