Monday, June 09, 2008

BushLied?

This meme has always been too simplified and now completely politicized. Here's hoping for a little more objectivity:



But dive into Rockefeller's report, in search of where exactly President Bush lied about what his intelligence agencies were telling him about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, and you may be surprised by what you find.

On Iraq's nuclear weapons program? The president's
statements "were generally substantiated by intelligence community
estimates."

On biological weapons, production capability and those infamous
mobile laboratories? The president's statements "were substantiated by
intelligence information."


On chemical weapons, then? "Substantiated by intelligence information."

On weapons of mass destruction overall (a separate section of the
intelligence committee report)? "Generally substantiated by
intelligence information." Delivery vehicles such as ballistic
missiles? "Generally substantiated by available intelligence." Unmanned
aerial vehicles that could be used to deliver WMDs? "Generally
substantiated by intelligence information."





'Bush Lied'? If Only It Were That Simple. - washingtonpost.com

1 comment:

Ray said...

There was no lies. Only political double talk. History will more than likely declare President Bush (GW) not a great President, but a solidly good President. History will also likely point to these times as a great down turn for both the GOP and Dem Parties.