“Got kitesurfing on the mind, mixed with some search & classification tech, and a dab of political ranting”

Surprise, surprise…NOT!

Posted by direwolff on May 28, 2008

What kills me about the following story that’s now making it’s way through the press, is how obvious the deceptions were while they were happening (except apparently to the folks in the Red States and the mainstream media), but it takes this book for every one to now believe it.  If you’re wondering what I’m referring to, it’s former White House press secretary, Scott McClellan‘s upcoming book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception“.

You can read about some of the juicy tidbits in this Washington Post article:

Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq

By Michael D. Shear
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 28, 2008; A01

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that the Iraq war was sold to the American people with a sophisticated “political propaganda campaign” led by President Bush and aimed at “manipulating sources of public opinion” and “downplaying the major reason for going to war.”

McClellan includes the charges in a 341-page book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” that delivers a harsh look at the White House and the man he served for close to a decade. He describes Bush as demonstrating a “lack of inquisitiveness,” says the White House operated in “permanent campaign” mode, and admits to having been deceived by some in the president’s inner circle about the leak of a CIA operative’s name.

I wonder if any country or our own Congress will have the guts to call for war crimes trials against this administration once they’re out of office.  Come on, who am I kidding.


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