As we all know, Bush has been once again (last week) accused of lying.
That’s the blunt conclusion of a five-year inquiry by the US Senate into how the US President and his underlings built the case for invading Iraq:
The 170-page report accuses Mr. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other top officials of repeatedly overstating the Iraqi threat in the emotional aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Its findings were endorsed by all eight committee Democrats and two Republicans, Senators Olympia J. Snowe of Maine and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska.
Meanwhile, the White House is still pretending it was all the fault of the CIA, while Republicans are calling it “selective” and a waste of time. Because democratic oversight of the executive is clearly a Bad Thing, and allowing it is giving in to terrorism.
Of course, he doesn’t get the joke.
Bush did not lie, at least, not any more than Hillary did. That’s the problem.
See, after everyone voted on the intelligence at hand that Iraq was dangerous, it turned out that the WMD found weren’t really juicy, not very photogenic so they didn’t get reported. Then things started going downhill.
So the Democrats made up this lovely fairy tale that “Bush Lied”. They decreed that Bush must have know the truth, and hidden it from everyone else. The poor democrats were fooled into voting for a war based on lies.
Note that they’ve never had anyone up for what would presumably count as a crime close to treason – hiding of intelligence from the oversight of congress but releasing it to the president. That’s extremely serious and you all know we’d never hear the end of a successful prosecution. Heck, look at how much fuss the Scooter Libby thing got, and that was several orders of separation removed from the Iraq war.
And now we have the people who made up this rather fantastic story publishing it yet again. Only in the form of a report.
And this makes the news!