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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] When Bush gave his 03 State of the Union he used a rhetorical tool to lie. I am not a linguist but am wondering if there is difference between his comments yesterday with the King of Jordan. He did not say he was sorry for/to the Iraqi people regarding to the conduct of the troops, he said, "I told the King of Jordan that...." I am wondering, whether this has some significance from a legal perspective or political perspective, or is this a pshychological quirk where Bush simply cannot admit anything or say directly that his is sorry. (not that I think that his apology would be worth anything to anyone but a true believer anyway) Either way it makes little sense to me that he would apologize, sorta, to Jordan when of course the wrong done, well over a million wrongs have been done the people of Iraq by the US/uk. Anyone, Bueller, anyone? Roger Stroope Flagstaff USA Northern Arizona University Graduate Student- Anthropology "Why should we hear about body bags and deaths," Barbara Bush said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on March 18, 2003. "Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?" _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk