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Old 07-31-2004, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: Anybody Watching the Convention?

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Originally Posted by LadyShea
This is how it has generally been reported

Haaretz article
I dunno, that's a pretty sketchy source. Did Bush ever admit to having said that? Even commondreams.org said, in this review of that article:
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Before you jump to any conclusions, remember that you are reading a translation of a translation of a translation. Mahmoud Abas does not speak English. Bush does not speak Arabic. If Bush said these words, or something like them, Abas heard them from a translator. Then Abas repeated them, as he remembered them a couple of weeks later, in Arabic. Some unknown person wrote down what he thought he heard Abas say. Then Regular, or someone at Ha'aretz, translated them back into English-or perhaps first into Hebrew and then into English.
Incidentally I'm not saying he didn't say it - after all I have relatives who believe that God speaks directly to them, so I'm not oblivious to the fact that some people do believe such things - but I really can't believe even he would be so stupid as to stand by those words, assuming he was stupid enough to say them.
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