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Bush Apologizes For Prison Abuses in Iraq

HeadlineMay 07, 2004

Meanwhile President Bush called Rumsfeld “a really good secretary of defense” and said “he will stay in my Cabinet.” Bush’s comments came during a mid-day appearance in the White House Rose Garden alongside Jordan’s King Abdullah where Bush apologized for the first time about the abuse of Iraqis in U.S.-run jails in Iraq. He said he was “sorry for the humiliation that was suffered by the Iraqi prisoners” and said the revelations were a “stain on our country’s honor and our country’s reputation.” According to the Washington Post, Bush’s advisors had urged the president to apologize on Wednesday during his interviews with Arab-language television networks, but for some reason the president did not.

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