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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Bush blames . . . whom?

According to Terence Hunt, AP White House Correspondent, ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE,
"President Bush blamed Palestinian authorities Wednesday for the deaths of Americans in an attack in Gaza, saying their failure to create terrorist-fighting security forces "continues to cost lives."
Now, was that "Palestinian authorities" or "The Palestinian Authority" ?

With deep diplomatic meaning dripping from every word the President utters, can it be that we may never know? Did the President misspeak? Did the reporter misrepresent? What does it all mean?

Stay tuned . . .

President Bush steps off Air Force One as he arrives in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003.
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

UPDATE: It's "Palestinian authorities." See White House press release.