Fred Kaplan has a review of President Bush’s appearance today on Arab television. There’s a transcript here. Bush is Commander in Chief, and all of the things the military does are ultimately his responsibility. He owes the people of Iraq an apology, and he didn’t give them one.

Update: He may want to target an apology to the woman who was ridden like a donkey by US soldiers specifically. Somewhat ironically, my Arab neighbors always say, “Bush is a donkey.” Maybe it’s a harsh insult in Arabic.