Saturday, June 7, 2008
NEW REPORT ON WAR BUILD-UP
A long-delayed Senate committee report has concluded that President Bush and his aides built the public case for the Iraq War by exaggerating available intelligence and ignoring disagreements among spy agencies about Iraq’s weapons programs and Saddam's links to Al Qaeda.
Bush and his cronies are liars -- but this is old news, right? Everyone -- including former insider Scott McClellan, who actually spoonfed the Bush line to the obedient media -- have said as much. Bush lied.
The rest of us knew way back when, when Democrats and Republicans alike were afraid to look unpatriotic. We marched in the streets and wrote letters to deaf ears, while the generals were the go-to interviews and military analysts made a second career as TV regulars. The game was rigged. Media was a conduit for policy, though some outlets later apologized for not questioning enough at the time. It wasn't convenient to tell the truth at that point, with the numbers skewed that way, so most people kept their mouths shut. Not our finest hour.
Finally, after the war has destroyed so many thousands of Americans and Iraqis lives and the shithouse is completely in flames, the cowards emerge from the crapper. What do they expect, a medal? It's a damn shame it took so long to tell the truth.
Throw the bums out!