"While Newsweek now acknowledges that they got the facts wrong, they refuse to retract the story," spokesman Scott McClellan said.
"The report has had serious consequences. People have lost their lives. The image of the United States abroad has been damaged. I just find it puzzling."
Eeegads!!! How can he say that with a straight face!
Newsweek just knuckled under and announced it will retract the story. But it doesn't appear it will make much difference...
The head of Pakistan's conservative six-party Islamic alliance, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, told the BBC that Newsweek's clarification held no weight.
"There have been reports by the prisoners who have been released from Guantanamo Bay of desecration of the holy Koran, and different atrocities perpetrated on them. Therefore, the clarification of Newsweek has no meaning."