Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Why does truth only become clear after-the-fact?


Scott McClellan
Originally uploaded by lordrupert.
Too little. Too late.

Michael D. Shear of the Washington Post tells us Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq.
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.
Hindsight is 20/20, I guess.

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