Saturday, November 12, 2005

Lies Beget Lies

Your Momma told you that lies beget more lies and that when you start lying about things you will just have to keep lying more and more to hide the lies that you already told.

Bush didn't listen to his Momma. He spent his time yesterday disgracing the honor of our fallen telling more lies to hide the lie upon lie he has already told.

This article in the Washington Post pretty clearly spells out the lies and half truths from yesterday's Pennsylvania speech. A most disgusting speech... even for Dubya.

Here is some meat from the Post's take down. Good journalism.

President Bush and his national security adviser have answered critics of the Iraq war in recent days with a two-pronged argument: that Congress saw the same intelligence the administration did before the war, and that independent commissions have determined that the administration did not misrepresent the intelligence.

Neither assertion is wholly accurate....

Bush and his aides had access to much more voluminous intelligence information than did lawmakers, who were dependent on the administration to provide the material. And the commissions cited by officials, though concluding that the administration did not pressure intelligence analysts to change their conclusions, were not authorized to determine whether the administration exaggerated or distorted those conclusions.

It is an excellent article and you shouldn't miss reading the whole thing.

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