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May 31, 2008

Ex-press secretary’s book

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan admits in his new book that President Bush misled the American public on the war in Iraq (5/29, A-1, “Insider faults run-up to war; Explosive memoirs draw counterattack from colleagues who accuse him of disloyalty”). McClellan is not a politician, but rather an insider in the know.

This war has caused countless thousands of deaths of Iraqis, more than 4,000 deaths of U.S. soldiers, untold suffering and has cost the American public billions of dollars.

I cannot help but remember the fury and public outrage over former President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. The press went crazy over oral sex and yet remains nearly silent at proof that President Bush lied repeatedly and deceived the country.

Perhaps it is the fault of you and me, who react more to an affair than an illegal invasion of another country. And perhaps it is the fault of you and me, who think that our press is not manipulated by politics.

Christopher J. Varady
Kansas City

Scott McClellan’s revelations should surprise no one. Whether President Bush was led willingly or duped into invading Iraq will be debated by historians.

The real question is the objective of those who persuaded Bush to invade Iraq. What did these people want? Were American interests secondary to their objectives? Who and why are the real questions.

Al Elton
Leawood

Comments

Arminius

Jim:

"Using your own facts again, Arminius?"

No, squirt, I'm using the Clinton administration's own words. See www.sinsofthehusband.com

Also, consider these quotes:

The intelligence from Bush 1 to Clinton to Bush 2 was consistent.
- Hillary Clinton, September 24, 2003

The consensus was the same, from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration. It was the same intelligence belief that our allies and friends around the world shared. - Hillary Clinton, April 21, 2004

Because what happened was the information that we got on the in-telligence committee was, was relatively consistent with what I was getting from former Clinton administration officials. - John Ed-wards, February 4, 2007

Jim

"Hey, moonbats, Bill Clinton also said Saddam had WMD. The intelligence from Clinton to Bush was consistent."

Using your own facts again, Arminius?

That lie has been so thoroughly debunked so many times, which just proves your craven dishonesty knows no bounds. Pathetic.

mechascott_42

funny how the publisher was not going to put the book out until he wrote some bad things about bush

Arminius

Anne:

"Has anyone noticed that almost all the criticism hurled at Scott McClellan attacks him, NOT what he has written."

Not true. Most of the criticism has been directed at what McClellan wrote and WHY he wrote it. Howard Kurtz summarized the main questions on CNN this morning.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2008/06/01/cnns-kurtz-says-mcclellan-bashed-bush-be-embraced-media

Engineer

Anne
why bother talking about old, tired half truths,lies and distortions dictated to, or writen for, by a far left leaning editor?

Anne

Has anyone noticed that almost all the criticism hurled at Scott McClellan attacks him, NOT what he has written.

It's pretty hard to argue with the truth.

Arminius

Hey, moonbats, Bill Clinton also said Saddam had WMD. The intelligence from Clinton to Bush was consistent.

www.sinsofthehusband.com

 
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