DIRITA: We’ve found nothing that would substantiate anything that you just said about the treatment of a Koran. We have, other than what we’ve seen – that it’s possible detainees themselves have done with pages of the Koran. And I don’t want to overstate that, either, because it’s based on log entries that have to be corroborated..
Q With respect, who made you the editor of Newsweek? Do you think it's appropriate for you, at that podium, speaking with the authority of the President of the United States, to tell an American magazine what they should print? MR. McCLELLAN: I'm not telling them. I'm saying that we would encourage them to help -- Q You're pressuring them. MR. McCLELLAN: No, I'm saying that we would encourage them -- Q It's not pressure? MR. McCLELLAN: Look, this report caused serious damage to the image of the United States abroad. And Newsweek has said that they got it wrong. I think Newsweek recognizes the responsibility they have. We appreciate the step that they took by retracting the story. Now we would encourage them to move forward and do all that they can to help repair the damage that has been done by this report. And that's all I'm saying. But, no, you're absolutely right, it's not my position to get into telling people what they can and cannot report.... Q Are you asking them to write a story about how great the American military is; is that what you're saying here? MR. McCLELLAN: Elisabeth, let me finish my sentence. Our military -- Q You've already said what you're -- I know what -- how it ends.
"Most Americans want Guantanamo, they want these people to be there, and in another society, things would be different because [sic] we would have executed these people." -Bill O'Reilly 5.17.05