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Friday, April 16, 2004

Mona Charen: Who wants to step up and apologize: "These are the people who warned us of the terrible Afghan winter and warned that our troops would face the same fate as those of the Soviet Union and Great Britain. These are the same people who declared that the Afghanistan campaign, three weeks on, had become a Vietnam-style quagmire. It was on the front page of The New York Times.

"These are the also the people who brought you Jayson Blair and Jack Kelley. Kelley is the former star foreign correspondent for USA Today who was recently fired for fabricating stories.

"Well, everybody makes "

And these were the people who were trying to find the blood in the water at President Bush's press conference the other evening. They asked him really important things that could be used as sound bites in Jane Fonda Kerry's campaign ads: "What mistakes have you made?" and "Will you apologize for ________________" Fill in the blank. It doesn't matter that you didn't do anything wrong. It will feel good if you apologize. Make something up. It isthe American way."

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