5.28.2008

Ex-White House Aide McClellan: Bush Lied About Iraq!

W's former White House Press Secretary Scott McCellan's book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception", was released and it's causing a political firestorm.

Why?

Because a White House insider is publicly confirming what Americans have long known:

President Bush and his West Wing spinners LIED about Iraq.

They repeatedly "shaded the truth"--i.e., lied--in order to ensure that war with Iraq was the only option.

McClellan's motivation for writing the book?

"Like many Americans, I am concerned about the poisonous atmosphere in Washington. I wanted to take readers inside the White House and provide them an open and honest look at how things went off course and what can be learned from it. Hopefully in some small way it will contribute to changing Washington for the better and move us beyond the hyper-partisan environment that has permeated Washington over the past 15 years."
His conclusion about the Iraq War?

"What I do know is that war should only be waged when necessary, and the Iraq war was not necessary."

Thanks for waiting so long to tell us. BTW: Good job, Scotty.

Hey, doesn't this "revelation" make Hillary and her Senate colleagues who voted for the Iraq War even bigger dupes?

Perhaps more importantly, where was the press? We know that FOX has been a 24/7 propaganda outlet, but what about the television networks and newspapers? Why were so many of them so easily manipulated?

And where--praytell--is the public outcry? Afterall, 4,000 Americans and 100,000 Iraqis--and counting--have died in a war based on lies.

Related:
Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq
Former Press Secretary Points Finger at Bush, Cheney for Deceit in CIA Leak Scandal