May 25, 2005

McClellan backs away from claims that 'Newsweek' story cost Afghan lives
Cowardly liar flipflops when called on inflammatory comments he made just last week.

McClellan: I did say "people lost their lives" before I didn't say it.

At a White House press briefing Monday WH spokesliar Scott McClellan, cockpunched by reporters and with Afghan President Karzai in disagreement, retreated on claims that Newsweek's retracted story on Koran abuse cost lives in Afghanistan.

He also claimed that he had never said it did.


"This report, which Newsweek has now retracted and said was wrong, has had serious consequences. People did lose their lives." - Scottie, 17 May 05.

"The images that we have seen across our television screens over the last few days clearly show that this report was used to incite violence. People lost their lives..." - Scottie, 17 May 05.

"I mean, it's - this report has had serious consequences. It has caused damage to the image of the United States abroad. It has - people have lost their lives." - Scottie, 16 May 05.


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