"Our image abroad has been damaged."
----Scott McClellan, White House press secretary
My, isn't that exquisite. Scotty's finally worried about what the rest of the world thinks of us, and our cowboy president. Anyone want to guess what it is that's gnawing away at poor Scotty's conscience? Here are your choices:
(a) The unillateral attack on Iraq.
(b) The lies that justified the unillateral attack on Iraq.
(c) The Abu Gharib prison scandal.
(d) The confirmation as Attorney General of the immoral scumbag who wrote the memo that made possible Abu Gharib.
(e) The US policy of extraordinary renditions, or "outsourcing torture."
(f) The allegations of Koran desecration at Guantanamo Bay.
The answer of course is (f) which I suppose makes sense to a souless Republican. Those other scandals? Nothing embarassing about that. Which fits: This administration is willing and happy to torture human beings --and they don't care who knows about it - but a book? Oohh. Musn't desecrate the book.