March 6, 2012

ANN ALTHOUSE: Should Obama apologize? What’s the point? It will not be believed. “So we had this respectful burial at sea, which was intended to impress/mollify/appease whomever, and now it turns out it never happened. I think messages of respect can be meaningful, even if they are lies, but they must be believed. The messenger needs a reputation for honesty. And the exposure of one lie — especially one this big — makes all your other messages suspect.”

On the other hand, that applies to Wikileaks, too . . .

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