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Home > News > The Gulf War II > Report

Bush apologises for Iraq abuses

May 07, 2004 01:07 IST

US President George W Bush on Thursday said he was sorry for the humiliations Iraqi prisoners and their families suffered but insisted there are also 'thousands of acts of kindness and decency taking place every day in Iraq from the American soldiers'.

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Making a media appearance with visiting King Abdullah of Jordan, Bush rejected demands in Congress that Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld be sacked for his failure to prevent atrocities against Iraqi prisoners.

"Rumsfeld is a really good Secretary of Defence. Secretary Rumsfeld has served our nation well. Secretary Rumsfeld has been Secretary during two wars. He is an important part of my Cabinet and he will stay in my Cabinet," Bush told reporters in Washington.

He repeated his assurance, "We will take a good look at the system and make sure it won't happen again."

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: comments

it all sounds very stupid. first of all you get in someones home,destroy them completely and then say sorry at the end of the day. ...

Posted by abhishek tandon

Sub: Bush's apology - another story of deception

Bush's apology is nothing but one more story to deceive people world-wide. As the gang tried from the very begining of the Iraq issue. World ...

Posted by Gobinda Saha

Sub: No punishment for the people who did those atrocities...

Bush has apologised alright, but he doesn't mention anything about penalizing those who committed those crimes!!! The focus is still on glorifying how good hearted ...

Posted by sid

Sub: Iraq abuses

Having been exposed by the press, both - US President and Secy. of State for Defence are shedding crocodile tears. America should now stop its ...

Posted by P.K. Malhotra

Sub: Sau chuhe khaake billi haj karne chali

The saying in the subject line aptly suits Dubya's apology. He is the one who created this hell in Iraq. He is responsible for this ...

Posted by Sameer



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