Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Beam me up, Scotty

Scott McClellan, former White House press secretary and longtime Bush loyalist, says President Bush used propaganda, not facts, to sell the Iraq war.

In a soon-to-be-released memoir he accuses the president and his top advisers of deceit and secrecy.
McClellan writes:

“I still like and admire President Bush. But he and his advisers confused the
propaganda campaign with the high level of candor and honesty so fundamentally
needed to build and then sustain public support during a time of war. … In this
regard, he was terribly ill-served by his top advisers, especially those
involved directly in national security.”
Really. How about that?
Is anybody surprised?
Why did McClellan, who left the White House in 2006, wait so long to clear the air?
More reading.

3 comments:

Axelrod said...

Ummm...how about "because he's being paid a lot of money by George Soros", Alex?

Really, if he was doing things he didn't approve of, why wouldn't he have spoken up back then, when it would have actually made a difference?

crystalsbass said...

I bet Mikey Moore is frothing at the mouth to get hold of this book!

Danbo59 said...

If Scottie were such an upright individual, he'd have had the courage to voice his opinions DURING his tenure within the Bush Adminsitration. His motives now are all too clear. Money, pure and simple.