Former Bush aide: Iraq war fuelled by propaganda


by Leon
28th May, 2008 at 7:35 pm    

Another day, and yet more news of the crumbling Bush adminstration:

A former aide to President Bush claims the White House deliberately mounted a dishonest propaganda campaign to sell the Iraq invasion to the US public, in the most damning insider account of the presidency so far.

Scott McClellan, who worked for Bush for seven years, including three as White House spokesman, brands the war a “serious strategic blunder” and “not necessary”. The scathing comments stunned Washington today because the Bush team, until now, has had a reputation for intense loyalty to their boss.

Great news for the Obama campaign, another weapon in the growing stockpile against that idiot John ‘A thousand years in Iraq dammit’ McCain.

As for those comments of why he didn’t speak up before? Better late than never and the more damage these Republicans do to themselves the better I say!

Sunny updates Best headline goes to Wonkette: “Bush Propagandist Complains Of Bush Propaganda”.
The NY Times has an amusing round up of American blog reactions.


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  1. Ms_Xtreme — on 28th May, 2008 at 8:27 pm  

    Why is this surprising? It doesn’t take a genius to have guessed this.

  2. Nav — on 28th May, 2008 at 9:02 pm  

    Quelle surprise.

  3. Juggy — on 28th May, 2008 at 10:13 pm  

    Jus one question …

    will he be payed for his comments, or will he be profiting from these revelations … ie a book coming out in the future?

    If so …. while i’m aware, we’d all like to take his word literally because he’d conform to our own mindset theory, i’d be a little suspicious of the man. And let’s just get things in perspective, he was only a spokesman … that means he was given information by top men, not actually there as a first account witness. His main role, was giving cliched driven, media responses …. he was never really on the loop.

  4. marvin — on 28th May, 2008 at 10:25 pm  

    So Leon, if the war was was a blunder, the troops should be withdrawn immediately?

  5. Zak — on 28th May, 2008 at 10:51 pm  

    rats…. ship

  6. Sunny — on 28th May, 2008 at 11:15 pm  

    marvin, would you trust the fuckers who lied and screwed up a military operation massively to be:

    a) trusted by those they occupied, and
    2) have the sense to sort it out?

  7. Refresh — on 29th May, 2008 at 2:38 am  

    Sunny, mind your language!

    Marvin, you are clearly minded to create facts on the ground so as to obscure the truth.

    I know of a greater thug who was once a prime minister of a country that survives by creating facts daily.

  8. digitalcntrl — on 29th May, 2008 at 3:20 am  

    “will he be payed for his comments, or will he be profiting from these revelations … ie a book coming out in the future?”

    LOL, he already has a book out: “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception”

    I am sure he will make a bundle.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/washington/28mcclellan.html?pagewanted=print

  9. The Dude — on 29th May, 2008 at 10:14 pm  

    I wouldn’t trust Scott McClellan as far as I could throw him BUT (and this is a very BIG BUT) neither would I, in any way, trust his ex employers. Bush, Rumsfeld and Rove. Mingy hounds every one and that’s why Mr McClellan’s interjection is so interesting, a case of dog eating dog. Which mutt you trust is up to you but keep in mind that they all have flea’s, it’s just that some flea’s are bigger and nastier that others. Just ask the CIA operatives who’s cover was blown just to make political hay.

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