Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Money maker or soul cleanser?

One of “President” Bush’s Texas lapdogs is attempting to throw him under the bus… and it could actually work.

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan spent a majority of his time in that position defending the Bush(whacked) Administration’s stance on the Iraq war… but now he’s concluded, either due to guilt or dollar signs, that his employer misled the nation into an unjust war.

Well duhhhhhhhhhh….

McClellan’s book What Happened: Washington's Culture of Deception will be released next Monday and it contains some interesting writings like;

“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. […] What I do know is that war should only be waged when necessary, and the Iraq war was not necessary.”
McClellan also says that Bush is “plenty smart enough to be president” and Bush is “an instinctive leader more than an intellectual leader” and chooses what to do “based on his gut and his most deeply held convictions.”

Well… that’s just what we want from a president isn’t it? Screw debate… screw learning the facts… my gut says we invade, so we’re invading…

Explains a lot, doesn’t it?

Liberal pundits and Liberal bloggers have been saying forever that Bush ignores what other people say about a subject and does whatever the hell he wants… McClellan’s book supports that.

Bush doesn’t want or seek widespread counsel and critique in his decision-making, he decides himself using his instincts.

Ignoring for a moment the question of how the hell our nation has not collapsed with this putz in the White house, let’s instead concentrate on McClellan’s sudden discovery of a soul.

It’s been more than two years since he left the White House and seemingly all it took for him to find religion was a lucrative book deal.

Sure, the book gives credence to those of us who said that Bush wasn’t “open and forthright on Iraq” and that he used propaganda to sell the war, and that the “White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war”… but we already knew that…

At least those of us who can use their own mind and haven’t partaken of the Bush Kool-Aid knew that and have been saying it for years… and now we, seemingly, have proof.

Another question is whether or not the MSM reports the story and, thus indicts themselves into the wool being collectively pulled over the eyes of the American public regarding the Iraq war?I don’t see it happening…

And what to make of McClellan’s sudden decision to come clean… for three years he willingly distorted and lied for this administration… he lied about Iraq, domestic spying, secret prisons and the true role that the White House played in the outing of Valerie Plame.

McClellan could have said all this before now, but he didn’t… probably because he knew he could make big money by putting pen to paper and throwing the administration under the bus in a tell-all book.

In the book McClellan claims he was lied to but was he?

I have to say yes… and that can be supported to some extent with the zeal that conservative pundits are jumping up and down on him.

We have Karl Rove on Fox “News” saying that McClellan sounded more like “a left-wing blogger” than himself… we have former Homeland Security adviser Frances Townsend appearing on CNN calling McClellan “self-serving” and “disingenuous”… and then we have the ever famous “former colleague” who says of McClellan; “It looks like a fairly pathetic attempt to restore his reputation by junking the only positive attribute people saw in him — loyalty.”

Why pounce on someone that quickly if the story isn’t true… why not just issue a blanket denial and be done with it?

Simple… because there must be some truth in it and issuing a blanket denial would imperil them in court.

I don’t forgive McClellan’s role in the Bush White House… let’s face it, he had more than enough time from his resignation and the book’s launch to make his claims known, but he waited until he could make money off of it… but perhaps we should view him a little differently now and wait for him to be summoned to Capitol Hill before we condemn or commend him.

Stay tuned…

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