Thursday, April 6, 2006

Bush Not Apologizing for Spying

Here's how the Chinese News Media perceives the interaction with Harry Taylor earlier today. Think about it, folks, the Chinese News Media:

Bush rules out apology for domestic spying program

"WASHINGTON, April 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President George W. Bush, confronted face to face by a critic, said on Thursday he will not apologize for his decision to authorize the domestic spying program. The confrontation took place at the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, North Carolina, where the president took questions fromthe audience after delivering a speech defending his war policy. The challenger, identified himself as Harry Taylor, told Bush that he has never felt more ashamed of the leadership of his country. He said Bush has asserted his right to authorize domestic eavesdropping on U.S. citizens, to arrest people and hold them without charges and to revoke a woman's right to an abortion and so on. "I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and grace to be ashamed of yourself, " Taylor said. Saying he authorized the program to protect the country, Bush responded, "You said would I apologize for that? The answer is absolutely not." "