Thursday, May 29, 2008

BUSH LIED! Oh We Knew That Already.

"History appears poised to confirm what most Americans today have decided — that the decision to invade Iraq was a serious strategic blunder, No one, including me, can know with absolute certainty how the war will be viewed decades from now when we can more fully understand its impact." – Scott McClellan

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellen’s book What Happened hits the book stand on Monday, June 2nd. I haven’t seen a copy yet, but the media is eating it up. This would be the closest source and most candid perspective on the inner workings of the Bush administration to date.

Of course the passages concerning the Iraq war will be the most heavily debated, and the networks are going to sell a lot of commercial time during this one. I have always suspected the media purposely dumbed down the issues surrounding the Iraq invasion so the masses could still focus on their jobs, families and self indulgences so the bloody reality of war would still feel numb.

Bush, Cheney and the rest of the warlords tried to sell this war just like every other wartime President has. The only difference is that history has given them the time to justify their actions. This time out, there is no mercy. In this “instant-news” society, there is no downtime for anyone.

McClellen was in the most unique position to fully grasp what was happening in the White House. As press secretary, he was the publicist for the most powerful man in the world. Having lost his blind faith in the administration, he now finds himself an author at the center of the media storm we watch today.

For better explanations regarding his allegations in the book, Scott was with Wolf Blitzer on CNN Friday night. May 29th. And probably on YouTube everyday after that.


Anonymous said...

McClellen was in a position to alter the flow of information during the time he was at the podium. As a former lap-dog for Bush/Cheney, I wouldnt give him any KUDOs yet.
During this last year of Bush tyranny, it willchange nothing, but it may alter the campaign for McCain. Even Karl Rove thinks Obama is going to landslide into the White House. Lets see if this story has legs for the summer.

Anonymous said...

This is the continuing trend of ex-employees of this administration, stepping out and spilling what they knew after the fact.
Its a shame that we cant get a current cabinet insider to speak truth to power.

Nothing will redeam McClellan's image of compliance, but its nice to have more in the writen archives to better paint the over-all image of this presidency.

Anonymous said...

A real man would have quit his job or said something while still working for the President. This book was and is all about MONEY. Scott now has his 15 minutes of fame and liberal anti Bush nut jobs have one more "source" to "prove" they are right.

Get a grip. Check your "facts" and stop letting the anti American left control you.