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How About an Apology for Strauss-Kahn?

After all, prosecutors ruined his life, Henry Blodget argues
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2011 1:55 PM CDT
Henry Blodget Calls for Apology for Dominique Stauss-Kahn After Rape Charges Dropped
Dominique Strauss-Kahn talks to the media after returning to the house where he is staying in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York after charges were dropped, Aug. 23, 2011.   (AP Photo/David Karp)

(Newser) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a free man, and that leaves Henry Blodget of Business Insider with one question: “Are prosecutors going to apologize … for destroying his life?” Kahn was thrown in jail for months, including a stint in solitary, and the accusations basically destroyed his shot at being president of France. “Everyone makes mistakes,” Blodget allows. “But when you make a mistake, it's customary to apologize—especially when your mistake costs someone his job and ambitions and temporarily destroys his reputation.”

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But former prosecutor Lis Wiehl praises prosecutors, saying they “absolutely” did the right thing by arresting Strauss-Kahn. “They had … physical evidence of a sexual encounter, and a possible rapist about to board a plane for France,” she writes for Fox News. “They had to act fast.” They did the right thing by dropping the charges, too. “Prosecutors are not saying the allegations … are lies,” she adds say. “They are saying the allegations cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.” (Read more Henry Blodget stories.)

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