Thank You Mr. President for making my point.
President Bush called for an end to violence, triggered by publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, but also said press freedom should be exercised with sensitivity. Bush made the comments after meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Oval Office at the White House.
"We reject violence as a way to express discontent with what may be printed in a free press," Bush said.
At the same time, he admonished the press that its freedom comes with "the responsibility to be thoughtful about others."
Bush made his comments while sitting beside Jordan's King Abdullah II at the White House. Abdullah, too, called for protests to be peaceful, but he also spoke against ridicule of Islam's holiest figure.
"With all respect to press freedoms, obviously anything that vilifies the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, or attacks Muslim sensibilities, I believe, needs to be condemned," the king said.
I wonder if he reads Politik Ditto?