.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

 The image “http://photos1.blogger.com/img/18/3404/640/NewsORamaLogo-rev1.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Monday, May 16, 2005
  Not enough, there needs to be heads detached over this!
My Way News: "NEW YORK (AP) - Newsweek magazine, under fire for publishing a story that led to deadly protests in Afghanistan, said Monday it was retracting its report that a military probe had found evidence of desecration of the Quran by U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay.

Earlier Monday, Bush administration officials had brushed off an apology that Newsweek's editor Mark Whitaker had made in an editor's note and criticized the magazine's handling of the story.

Protests broke out across much of the Muslim world last week after Newsweek reported that U.S. investigators found evidence that interrogators had flushed a copy of Muslim's holy book down a toilet in an attempt to rattle detainees. The violence left about 15 dead and scores injured in Afghanistan.

'It's appalling that this story got out there,' Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said as she traveled home from Iraq.

(AP) Pedestrians walk past the Broadway entrance to the Newsweek building Monday, May 16, 2005 in New...
Full Image
'People lost their lives. People are dead,' Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Capitol Hill. 'People need to be very careful about what they say, just as they need to be careful about what they do.'

Following the criticism, Whitaker released a statement through a spokesman later Monday saying the magazine was retracting the article.

'Based on what we know now, we are retracting our original story that an internal military investigation had uncovered Quran abuse at Guantanamo Bay,' Whitaker said."
 
Comments: Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home
Current events with a sprinkle of opionion.

Name:

A prematurely crusty South Park Republican, with a raging addiction to internet news and current events.

Contact NewsORama:
 



powered by FreeFind

Daily light reading:

September 2004 / October 2004 / November 2004 / December 2004 / January 2005 / February 2005 / March 2005 / April 2005 / May 2005 / June 2005 / July 2005 / August 2005 / September 2005 / October 2005 / November 2005 / December 2005 / January 2006 / February 2006 / March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / July 2006 / September 2006 /


Powered by Blogger