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So the MO of the administration is to deny, deny, deny. Call the truth "absurd." Here's the story.

This is pretty much sums it up:
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HRW's Brody echoed that view. ''What is sad is that this effort at damage control may work in the U.S.,'' he said, ''but unless the administration addresses the real issues of concern -- torture, rendition, disappearances, systematic humiliation of Muslim prisoners -- then the U.S. image in the world will continue to erode.''
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"The latest denunciation came from Bush himself during a White House press conference Tuesday. . . . ''It seemed like (Amnesty) based some of their decisions on the word and allegations by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people had been trained in some instances to disassemble (sic) -- that means not tell the truth'', Bush went on. ''And so it was an absurd report. It just is''. "

No sir : dis·as·sem·ble
v. tr.
To take apart: disassemble a toaster.
v. intr.
1. To come apart: The unit disassembles easily.
2. To break up in random fashion: The spectators began to disassemble.


I like the scoop reaction - below it is the brief nod to the quote from the LA times whose piece was entitled "President Says He'll Continue to Forge Ahead With Agenda"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0506/S00023.htm
" One has to wonder, sometimes, what this dedication to all things Bush costs the producers and on-air 'talent' of Fox News from time to time, especially when the Commander in Chief does one of his firebombing-of-Dresden jobs on the Queen's English. An example of this happened during a press conference on May 31st. Bush was asked to reply to an Amnesty International accusation about our prison in Guantanamo being a brutal gulag. Quoth Bush:

"In terms of, umm -- you know, the -- the detainees, we've had thousands of people detained. We've investigated every single complaint against the detainees. It seemed like to me they based some of their decisions on, on the word of, uhh -- and the allegations -- by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble -- that means not tell the truth. And so it was an absurd report. It just is. And, uhh, you know -- yes, sir."

The word he was scrambling for was 'dissemble.' That means not tell the truth. Right. Pass the Pepto, Mr. Hannity. Mr. Gibson has to try and make a silk purse out of this sow's ear."



http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...home-headlines
LA times " Bush said he believed that the organization had wrongly relied on the allegations of people being detained who "hate America, people that had been trained in some cases to disassemble — that means not tell the truth." He appeared to have intended to use the word "dissemble.""

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Worth remembering:

"When it suited the U.S. government's aims in its buildup to the invasion of Iraq, the administration cited Amnesty International's reports on torture in that country. When the alleged abuse involved U.S. agents, its response was denial and disregard for the organization's concerns," the report said.

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"The administration's response has been that our report is absurd, that our allegations have no basis, and our answer is very simple: if that is so, open up these detention centers, allow us and others to visit them," Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Zubaida Khan told a news conference.
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