Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Some Clear Bush Administration Lying

Think Progress

Al Gore quote: "The president deceived the public by suggesting that Iraq was involved in 9/11. He says when the administration continued to, quote, make bold and confident assertions that leave the impression with 70 percent of the country that Saddam Hussein was linked to Al Qaida and was primarily responsible for the 9/11 attack, this can only be labeled deception. "

SNOW: Unfortunately, the vice president probably has been listening to people who have deliberately misled him. The president has made it clear over and over and over that there was no relationship between Saddam Hussein and September 11th. And, again, from my own personal experience, when we would go in the day of the State of the Union address, the State of the Union address in 2002, I guess, or 2003, the question arose, Do you think that Saddam’s linked to September 11th? The president said, No, we have no intelligence to link Saddam directly to September 11th. So he has never tried to make that tie.
But what if we look at Bush's actual letter to the House of representatives giving his reasons for invading Iraq.

(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic and other peaceful means alone will neither (A) adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq nor (B) likely lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and

(2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.

So when he says "We're invading Iraq because we want to protect ourselves from the people guilty of 9/11", that means "The president has made it clear over and over and over that there was no relationship between Saddam Hussein and September 11th"

Tony Snow then just continues to completely take the piss:

The president told the truth. So I don’t know. Perhaps — I don’t know if they’re going to do a reprinting of the book to try to get the facts straight. The fact-checkers may have to take a look at it. These are highly complex publishing issues and I can’t be an expert on them.
I really don't understand how the Bush Administration has got to the point where they can literally just lie to the public, and nothing is done about it.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thats the way the world is now. People are being lied to, all the evidence is there to prove the lies. just people dont even care. As long as they have their big cars, big houses, big electricity bills etc they couldn't care less...and most americans can't're screwed.