Roger L. Simon

Profiles in Cowardice - A New Series

Considering the story was buried in typical NYT fashion on page 15, Senator Ron Weyden, D-Oregon, or his minions, must have been pretty panicked to insist on the following correction to the paper’s “Senators Laud Treatment of Detainees in Guantanamo“:

An article on Tuesday about the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay paraphrased incorrectly from a comment by Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, one of several senators who inspected the military detention facility during a weekend trip. He said he felt good about the work of three American guards he met there. He did not say he was pleased with the overall handling of the detainees.

Heaven forbid! He would be the disgrace of every Starbucks from Portland to Eugene!