Wednesday, May 28, 2008

McClellan on Bush

McClellan whacks Bush, White House

Among the most explosive revelations in the 341-page book, titled “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception” (Public Affairs, $27.95):

• McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war.

• He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war.

• He admits that some of his own assertions from the briefing room podium turned out to be “badly misguided.”

Uh ... "revelations?" The only thing surprising here is that even the Republicans can't deny the obvious any longer. I expected more gumption out of them.

And elsewhere:
"Here's a man who owes his whole career to George W. Bush, and here he's stabbing him in the back and no one knows why," Duffy said. "He appears to be dancing on his political grave for cash."
Or maybe it's just that even toadies don't like being hung out to dry, like McClellan was over the Plame affair? George Bush seems to treat most of his associates like his Secret Service detail - they're there to take bullets for him.

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