From the Daily Show:
Jon: Rob, the Iraqi prisoner scandal is a huge setback. What went wrong?
Rob: John, you heard the president say the America that turtored those prisoners isnot the America he knows.
Jon: Rob, to the Arab world though, those few miscreants who did what they did in that prison — to them, that IS us!
Rob: Well John, there’s no question what took place in that prison was horrible. But the Arab world has to realize that the U.S. shouldn’t be judged on the actions of a….well, that we shouldn’t be judged on actions. It’s our principles that matter, our aspiring, abstract notions. Remember, just because torturing prisoners is something we did, doesn’t mean it’s something we would do.