Wednesday, May 28, 2008

 

You must be disgruntled if you disapprove of the way Bush went to war

Does this old trick still work? If someone who was close to you exposes your wrongdoing, then you label them "disgrutled"?

Former Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan says Bush used propaganda instead of telling the truth.

I think the ploy works in a lot of cases, but it's not going to work in this case.


White House puzzled about ex-aide's scathing book
AP
May 28, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that President Bush relied on an aggressive "political propaganda campaign" instead of the truth to sell the Iraq war, and that the decision to invade pushed Bush's presidency "terribly off course.'

The Bush White House made "a decision to turn away from candor and honesty when those qualities were most needed" - a time when the nation was on the brink of war, McClellan writes in the book entitled "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception."

..."In the permanent campaign era, it was all about manipulating sources of public opinion to the president's advantage," McClellan writes.

White House aides seemed stunned by the scathing tone of the book, and Bush press secretary Dana Perino issued a statement that was highly critical of their former colleague.

"Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House," she said.

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