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  • White House: Blame to share for failed Libya aftermath

    04/11/2016 2:06:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 3:22 PM EDT | Josh Lederman and Kathleen Hennessey
    The White House sought Monday to share the blame for the failed aftermath of the 2011 intervention in Libya, arguing the U.S. and its NATO allies asked too few questions about what would follow after dictator Moammar Gadhafi was toppled. A day after President Barack Obama called that failure the worst mistake of his presidency, the White House said Obama believed more should have been done to fill the power vacuum. Although the U.S. played a leading role in that effort, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama’s regrets extended to what “the United States and the rest of the...
  • US envoy regrets timing of Israel criticism

    01/25/2016 7:48:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 1/15/16 | staff
    U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told Army Radio on Monday that he regretted the timing of remarks he made last week that were critical of Israeli policies in Judea and Samaria. Shapiro made the controversial remarks at the Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv last Monday. Earlier the same day, Israeli terror victim Dafna Meir had been laid to rest in Jerusalem after being stabbed to death by a Palestinian assailant in Otniel the previous day and another Israeli woman, Michal Froman, was wounded in a stabbing in Tekoa. In his speech, Shapiro said, "Too many...
  • Abortion doctor admits he regretted decision to abort his child

    12/21/2014 5:21:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | November 21, 2014 | saynsumthn
    In March 1983, OB-GYN and former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson sat down with Canada’s notorious abortionist Henry Morgentaler who helped overturn Canada’s abortion law, to discuss complex issues surrounding abortion on CHCH’s television program “Cherington”. In a clip of the show posted below, Morgentaler who died recently shatters the pro-“choice” perception that women do not regret their abortions. Morgentaler tells Nathanson, “I’ll make a confession to you, when I was a medical student in Montreal, I had one girl already which was two years old, and my wife got pregnant while I was a medical student, a poor medical student,...
  • Boehner full of regret over 'fiscal-cliff' moves

    01/26/2013 6:52:47 PM PST · by RummyChick · 76 replies
    the hill ^ | 1/26 | berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is sharing his regrets about his "fiscal-cliff" strategy, less than a month after the House bitterly swallowed a last-minute deal hatched in the Senate. In a private speech to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that were due to hit on Jan. 1. Instead, Boehner delivered a formal speech at the Capitol on the day after President Obama won a...
  • Crushed unicorn dreams: Why is my paycheck less turns to Obama vote regrets, ‘I should have

    01/06/2013 11:42:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    twitchy ^ | 1/6/13 | staff
    Meet Virginia @VAisforlovas But really how am I ever supposed to pay off my student loans if my already small paycheck keeps getting smaller? Help a sister out, Obama 4 Jan 13 Reply Retweet Favorite Oh, dear. The harsh reality of crushed unicorn dreams and the bitter smell of regret. As Twitchy reported, Americans started noticing that Obama’s “fair share” claims weren’t so fair and many were shocked … shocked … that their first paychecks of the year were smaller. Jessica Lynn @gekka_88 I have a friend who voted for Obama publicly complaining about the new #SS tax raise. I...
  • Jane Fonda's New Regret: 'Sitting On That Gun in North Vietnam'

    11/19/2012 11:04:23 AM PST · by izzatzo · 54 replies ^ | 11/19/2012 | John Nolte
    Having reached her mid-seventies, Oscar-winner Jane Fonda is now in that phase of her career where she's celebrated with all kinds of "achievement awards." Last night at the L.A. Press Club gala honoring her, Fonda's revealed that her biggest regret in life is no longer not "f***ing" mass-murderer Che Guevera, but that moment that defined her even more than her film career: when she was photographed sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun meant to shoot down American pilots during the Vietnam War.
  • AFL-CIO chief dismisses regrets in Wisconsin recall

    06/06/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies ^ | 6/6/12 | Michael O'Brien
    With the labor movement reeling from the result of Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sought to downplay the significance of Gov. Scott Walker's victory over a union-driven effort to unseat him. Trumka, the leader of one of the nation's largest labor groups, dismissed the notion that unions might look back upon their unsuccessful campaign against Walker with regret."We didn't decide on this recall. It was the workers in Wisconsin and the voters in Wisconsin who did," he said on a conference call with reporters. "Hell, I don't know if we'd do anything differently."
  • Hoffa: “No Regrets” Over Speech Calling For Violence Against Conservatives, This Is a “War”…

    09/05/2011 6:51:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 299 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 9/5/11 | Zip
    Thug. (TPM) — Teamsters union president James Hoffa would say it all again if he could, he told TPM Monday. Hoffa riled up Fox News and the right wing Monday with a Labor Day speech in Detroit in which he called Republican members of Congress “sons of bitches” and said union workers are ready to “go to war” with the tea party next year and “take out” Republicans at the ballot box. Hoffa said he’d say the exact same words all over again. “I would because I believe it,” he said. “They’ve declared war on us. We didn’t declare war...
  • Admitted Muslim Terrorist Regrets Killing ...... Muslims

    04/24/2011 10:36:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/24/11 | Pamela Geller
    Here the "repentant" jihadi said he enjoyed killing the people. (video) Inside an Afghan Bank Massacre "In Jalalabad By The US Backed Pakistan Terrorist ISI" Keep in mind, this is Obama's would-be peace partner in Afghanistan. He keeps sniffing around, groveling for a deal with these ideological slaves to savagery. They want nothing to do with him, but he keeps begging, while our boys are dying at unprecedented levels. “I was wrong. I killed all innocent Muslims. I now regret what I did,” he said. Admitted Jalalabad bank attacker regrets killings Asia Online JALALABAD, Afghanistan – The lone surviving suspect...
  • Pelosi on last day as Speaker: 'No Regrets' on Deficit and Debt

    01/04/2011 12:53:10 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Pelosi on last day as Speaker: 'No Regrets' on Deficit and Debt Tuesday, January 04, 2011 By Nicholas Ballasy ( - When asked if she regrets not using the last two years with a Democrat controlled Congress to do more about the national debt, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has “no regrets,” adding that “deficit reduction” has been a “high priority” for the Democratic Congress. Speaker Pelosi was asked, “Do you have regrets that you didn't use the 2 years that you had total Democratic control of government to focus more on jobs and especially the debt which we...
  • Defiant, unrepentant Nancy Pelosi says she has no regrets about time as Speaker

    11/04/2010 4:12:46 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 4, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    A defiant and unrepentant Nancy Pelosi says that she has no regrets about her time as House speaker. In a TV interview yesterday with Diane Sawyer for ABC "News," the terminated speaker declared that not only did she not have any regrets about her four years as speaker, but she also truly believed that she did the right thing and also "worked very hard" in her work to make sure the American people understood that. Those comments by the fired speaker will be shocking to the majority of Americans who voted in a more conservative GOP on Tuesday, seeing as...
  • Obama says no regrets, but admits tactical errors

    10/17/2010 12:37:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama admitted having made tactical errors but stood by his accomplishments Sunday in an interview weeks ahead of crucial midterm elections. Obama confessed to the The New York Times that during his first 20 months in office he had probably not focused enough on public relations, which, like it or not, is an all-important part of the job. "Given how much stuff was coming at us, we probably spent much more time trying to get the policy right than trying to get the politics right," he was quoted as saying in a lengthy magazine...
  • With Regrets (Helen Thomas' agent and her co-author dump her)

    06/06/2010 2:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 160 replies · 3,752+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 6/6/10 | Craig Crawford
    I concur with the following response from my agent to Helen Thomas' lamentable remarks about Israel, and will no longer be working with Helen on our book projects. -- Craig Crawford "It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps. Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond. However, in light of recent events, Nine Speakers is no longer able to represent Ms. Thomas, nor can...
  • Video of Black Woman Asking, "Is it Too Late to Vote for the White guy"?

    05/07/2010 6:47:52 AM PDT · by OneVike · 29 replies · 2,567+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 5/7/10 | GiZelle
    Being a white guy, I am not supposed to make fun of my African American neighbors who voted for Obama. Even if we know they voted for him just because he was black like them. So in order to get my point across I decided to let an African American woman make it for me. So why not sit back and enjoy what this woman has to say. Besides being hilarious in the way she gets her point across, she is right on the money honey. Way too many people of all colors thought that Obama was going to buy...
  • Hoyer regrets calling tea partiers 'un-American'

    04/22/2010 8:24:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,093+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2010 | Stephen Dinan
    House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Thursday he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a mistake when they called "tea party" participants "un-American" last year. "That was not a good phrase, not a good use of language, it was not correct," Mr. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said, adding that he did not see anything wrong with vigorous debating of philosophies. Mr. Hoyer and Mrs. Pelosi wrote an op-ed article... "Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American," the two wrote. The charge became a rallying cry for tea partiers.
  • Hoyer regrets calling protests 'un-American'

    04/23/2010 6:06:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 846+ views
    wash. times ^ | 4/23/10 | Stephen Dinan
    House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Thursday he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a mistake when they called anti-health care protests "un-American" last year. "That was not a good phrase, not a good use of language, it was not correct," Mr. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said, adding that he did not see anything wrong with vigorous debating of philosophies. In August, in the middle of a summer in which members of Congress were sometimes shouted down at town halls by constituents furious over the health care bill, Mr. Hoyer and Mrs. Pelosi wrote an op-ed article in USA Today decrying...
  • UN climate panel regrets Himalaya glacier data in report (IPCC eats bucket of Himalayan 'Crow')

    01/20/2010 9:58:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 781+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/10 | AFP
    GENEVA (AFP) – The UN's climate scientists said on Wednesday that an estimate on the fate of Himalayan glaciers which featured in a benchmark report on global warming had been "poorly substantiated" and was a lapse in standards. Charges that the reference was highly inaccurate or overblown have stoked pressure on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), already assailed in a separate affair involving hacked email exchanges. The new row focuses on a paragraph in the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report in 2007, a 938-page triple-volume opus that warned climate change was on the march and spurred politicians around the...
  • Hendren regrets referring to NY Sen. Schumer as ‘that Jew’

    05/14/2009 9:18:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,475+ views
    Akansas News ^ | 5/14/2009 | Zack Stovall
    A self-professed gaffe-prone Republican state senator who is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s re-election bid said Thursday he regrets referring to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as “that Jew” at a Pulaski County GOP meeting last week.
  • Napolitano regrets 'politicization' of vets report

    04/20/2009 9:48:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,153+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/20/09 | Kara Rowland
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano blamed "politicization" for a week of furor over a report that warned "right-wing extremists" were recruiting veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She also said the Obama administration's veterans programs were necessary to combat such extremism.
  • Presidential regret: They have a few

    01/27/2009 10:34:40 AM PST · by meandog · 26 replies · 846+ views
    CNN ^ | 1.27.09
    Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton appeared together at a question-and-answer forum before the National Automobile Dealers Association in New Orleans, Louisiana. Asked his biggest regret after leaving office, Bush said he now wonders whether he should have tried to get Saddam Hussein to leave office at the end of the first Gulf War in 1991. He told the gathering, "I've thought a lot about it, but at the end of Desert Storm, the question was should we have kind of kept going on that road to death and all this slaughter until Saddam Hussein showed up and...
  • McCain: Not many regrets about campaign

    01/25/2009 8:19:10 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 119 replies · 1,978+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2009-01-25 | Klaus Marre
    Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, said Sunday he had few regrets about his White House campaign and no second thoughts about picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. “I don’t have a lot of regrets about it. I think we ran an honorable campaign,” McCain said on “Fox News Sunday.” The Arizona senator added that he was proud of things he had accomplished during the campaign and the people he surrounded himself with. In addition, he argued, the campaign may have made him “more effective here in Washington in these very difficult times.” Asked...
  • UN regrets undercover Cubans at event (U.N. news conference on human rights)

    11/14/2007 5:11:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 116+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/15/07 | Bradley S. Klapper - ap
    GENEVA - The United Nations has expressed regret that undercover Cuban officials attended a U.N. news conference on human rights, where they sought information on a French journalist asking critical questions about Fidel Castro's regime. Elena Ponomareva, spokeswoman for the global body's European headquarters, said she was unable to prevent two Cuban diplomats from entering the Oct. 11 news event with Jean Ziegler, a U.N. rights expert who was preparing for a mission to the communist-run island. The U.N. strictly prohibits government officials from attending news conferences unless they are explicitly invited and included among those presenting. Previous run-ins have...
  • Why Virginia's Slavery Regret Rings Hollow

    03/08/2007 2:42:49 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 547+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 7 March 2007 | Walter Williams
    Both chambers of the Commonwealth of Virginia's General Assembly passed a resolution saying government-sanctioned slavery "ranks as the most horrendous of all depredations of human rights and violations of our founding ideals in our nation's history; and . . . the abolition of slavery was followed by . . . systematic discrimination, enforced segregation, and other insidious institutions and practices toward Americans of African descent that were rooted in racism, racial bias, and racial misunderstanding." The General Assembly also expressed regret for the "exploitation of Native Americans." If Richmond schools did a better job instilling values, Denise Armstrong says, she...
  • Nagin regrets comments about New York

    09/01/2006 12:42:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 830+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/06 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    NEW YORK - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin opened a visit to New York on Friday by expressing regret for having criticized the slow redevelopment at the World Trade Center site, saying he will "never again refer to that site as a hole." Nagin was in town for a two-day pitch to the New York investment community to get business in his hurricane-ravaged city. While on a stage with the Rev. Al Sharpton and representatives of a New Orleans delegation, Nagin addressed comments he'd made in a recent "60 Minutes" broadcast, where he branded ground zero "a hole in the...
  • Bush regrets tough talk on terror

    05/25/2006 10:42:29 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 59 replies · 2,358+ views
    BESET by low ratings and an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq, US President George W. Bush concluded today that perhaps all his trash talk in the war on terror was not such a good idea. At a news conference with his British ally Tony Blair, Mr Bush expressed regret for calling for terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden to be brought in "dead or alive" and taunting Iraqi insurgents by saying "bring 'em on". The blunt-speaking Texan said it was "kind of tough talk that sent the wrong signal to people. I learned some lessons about expressing myself maybe a little...
  • Vietnam deserter says going to Canada 'wasn't worth it'

    03/22/2006 6:05:03 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 27 replies · 1,200+ views
    Associated Press, via ^ | March 22, 2005 | Staff
    YAHK, British Columbia (AP) -- A Vietnam war-era deserter who was caught crossing into the United States and held for a week says he made a mistake when he fled the Marine Corps in 1968. "When I was 18, I wasn't aware that duty and honor would mean as much to me as they do now," Allen Abney, 56, said Monday in this southeast British Columbia town. "Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have done what I did 38 years ago," he said. "It wasn't worth it, all the pain I caused my family." Abney was arrested March 9...
  • Novak 'Probably' Regrets Plame Column

    12/28/2005 5:19:01 PM PST · by summer · 39 replies · 1,598+ views
    Broadcasting Cable. com ^ | 12/24/05 | John Eggerton
    Abstract: In an interview on CNN's Situation Room Friday, Robert Novak said he "probably" regrets writing the column that revealed the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame. NOTE: The complete text of this article is available only to subscribers.
  • Times editor says she regrets Miller case

    10/15/2005 4:43:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 2,628+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/05 | Larry McShane - ap
    NEW YORK - Shortly after tasting freedom for the first time in nearly three months, New York Times reporter Judith Miller went for a massage and a manicure. She enjoyed a martini, a steak dinner and the fresh air. That was the easy part. The once-jailed reporter's subsequent return to the paper's 43rd Street newsroom, where she was viewed as a polarizing figure, was fraught with anxiety. She found her co-workers "confused and perplexed" about her jail term for protecting a Bush administration source, and about her paper's apparent inability to rein in the Pulitzer Prize- winner, according to a...
  • Regrets? Durbin has one

    06/18/2005 5:29:29 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 42 replies · 1,187+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 6/18/05 | REBECCA CARROLL
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Friday he regretted any misunderstandings caused by his comments earlier this week comparing American interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis. The White House, Senate Republicans and others had called for an apology after Durbin's comments Tuesday. Durbin made the comparison after reading an FBI agent's report describing detainees at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as being chained to the floor without food or water in extreme temperatures. ''If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their...
  • Bustamante gives his regrets

    09/10/2003 8:22:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 237+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/10/03 | Herbert A. Sample
    <p>LOS ANGELES -- Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, appearing at a debate here aimed at the state's increasing population of ethnic minorities, on Tuesday expressed regret that he once supported legislation to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants and to deregulate the state's electricity market.</p>
  • A Resigned Priest On His Deathbed

    07/07/2002 8:22:53 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 38 replies · 570+ views
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | May, 2002 | Frederick Heuser
    I think of all the parishes closing because of a lack of priests and I have been part of the cause, part of the problem.A resigned priest on his deathbed By Frederick Heuser The doctor has just left my hospital room. I saw the sadness in his eyes as he tells me the bad news. The cancer had spread through most of my body and further treatment would be useless. He said he would put my wife in contact with the hospice program to make the time I had left as comfortable as possible. “As comfortable as possible”—that phrase...