Tuesday, May 27, 2008

McClellan admits Mendacity

Tonight's breaking news from politico.com is that Scott McClellan's forthcoming memoir will be a scathing indictment of an administration that relied on a propaganda campaign to sell the war and was not beneath using him to spread falsehoods in the media.

His view now? “What I do know is that war should only be waged when necessary, and the Iraq war was not necessary.”

I think he has figured out that his book has no chance of selling many copies to Republicans, so he decided to tell the truth in hopes of selling it to Democrats.

Combine that with other insider information, most significantly that of the former Treasury Secretary who said that Bush wanted to go to war with Iraq even before 9/11 came along to provide a cover of fear that could be exploited, and we have quite a picture of how we got waist deep in this sand pit.

The other detail, that he still admires President Bush, almost makes it sound as if the government was run by Bush's advisers rather than by the President.

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