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At today’s White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Scott McClellan about U.S. action in response to the killing and mutilation of four American civilian contractors in Fallujah this week.


WND: Has the commander in chief asked why, if all those cameramen in Fallujah were able to picture the bodies of four of our fellow Americans being burned, dragged through the streets and hanged on a bridge, why our troops were not there to imprison or to shoot the creatures who did this? And I have a follow-up.

McCLELLAN: Les, I’m confident that those people will be brought to justice, that those thugs will be brought to justice.

WND: Reuters quotes Mohammad Nafik as saying, “This is the fate of all Americans who come to Fallujah.” And my question is, why hasn’t he or any of the rest of those celebrating mobs been either arrested or shot, or have they?

McCLELLAN: Les, I’m confident that appropriate action will be taken to bring these thugs –

WND: But none have so far.

McCLELLAN: – to bring these – to bring these thugs to justice. These were despicable, horrific attacks. And it was inexcusable the way those individuals were treated.

WND: I agree, but have any of them been arrested or shot? Any?

McCLELLAN: Les, I’m not going to get into discussing any military operations or planning from this podium. I will say that I’m confident those individuals will be brought to justice for these horrific, despicable attacks.

Reporter Jeff Gannon from Talon News later asked McClellan about protesters trespassing on the property of White House aide Karl Rove, and WND contributed to that exchange.


GANNON: I’d like to comment on the angry mob that surrounded Karl Rove’s house on Sunday. They chanted and pounded on the windows until the D.C. police and Secret Service were called in. The protest was organized by the National People’s Action Coalition, whose members receive taxpayer funds, as well as financial support from groups including Theresa Heinz Kerry’s Tides Foundation.

McCLELLAN: I would just say that, one, we appreciate and understand concerns that people may have. I would certainly hope that people would respect the families of White House staff.

WND: Why weren’t any of these people arrested?

McCLELLAN: Les, you’ve had your questions.

WND: No, no, no –

McCLELLAN: Les, you’ve had your questions.

WND: Why weren’t they arrested, Scott?



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