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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Your liberal media...

ON MAY 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, US President George Bush proclaimed a fresh victory for his Administration in Iraq: two small trailers captured by US troops were long-sought mobile "biological laboratories". He declared: "We have found the weapons of mass destruction."

The claim, repeated by top Bush Administration officials for months afterwards, was hailed as a vindication of the decision to go to war. But even as Mr Bush spoke, US intelligence officials possessed powerful evidence that it was not true.[Link]
George W. Bush is a liar.
Although legal experts agree that the president has broad authority to declassify information, there are limits. For example, it is unclear whether a president can override laws designed to protect certain categories of sensitive information, such as a 1982 statute that makes it unlawful to expose the identity of an undercover CIA officer.[Link]
So were trusting this guy to conduct unwarranted wiretaps when he declassifies sensitive information to silence critics even though Wilson was correct and endangering an operative tracking Iranian WMDs? Nepotism had nothing to do with Wilson's assignment, unlike George W. Bush's entire Presidency.
The notion that President Bush held unrealistic or naïve views about the consequences of war was further advanced recently by a Bush supporter, the evangelist Pat Robertson, who revealed that Bush had told him the Iraq invasion would yield no casualties. In addition, in recent days, high-ranking US military officials have complained that the White House did not provide them with adequate resources for the task at hand.
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“He told me that as a leader, you can never admit to a mistake,” Herskowitz said. “That was one of the keys to being a leader.”[Link]
We have a LUNATIC for a President.
And then we'll get to the bottom of this and move on. But I want to tell you something -- leaks of classified information are a bad thing. And we've had them -- there's too much leaking in Washington. That's just the way it is. And we've had leaks out of the administrative branch, had leaks out of the legislative branch, and out of the executive branch and the legislative branch, and I've spoken out consistently against them and I want to know who the leakers are.[Link]
Well we sure have gotten to the bottom of it haven't we? George W. Bush is willing to do anything to avoid being held accountable. He puts his person and party over reality while the Right-Wing noise machine and lazy traditional media prevent the American people from ever knowing the truth.

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