A few weeks ago, CBS aired a segment about American soldiers entering an Iraq orphanage and rescuing over two dozen children who apparently were emaciated and mistreated. Swedish TV reporters refused to believe the story and insisted the Americans were lying about helping the children. No effort was even made to interview the CBS reporter, Lara Logan, who broke the story. Instead, Swedish TV reporters talked with a Swedish journalism professor about the accuracy of the film footage.
America for years will have to live with the Bush legacy which has cast doubt about the veracity of Americans. People in the world have heard so many Bush lies they are no longer capable of accepting a good deed on the part of US soldiers. There is something sad and tragic about what Bush has done to America’s reputation.