Skip to comments.'Bush Lied'? If Only It Were That Simple.
Posted on 06/09/2008 1:47:10 AM PDT by edpc
Search the Internet for "Bush Lied" products, and you will find sites that offer more than a thousand designs. The basic "Bush Lied, People Died" bumper sticker is only the beginning.
Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, set out to provide the official foundation for what has become not only a thriving business but, more important, an article of faith among millions of Americans. And in releasing a committee report Thursday, he claimed to have accomplished his mission, though he did not use the L-word.
"In making the case for war, the administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when it was unsubstantiated, contradicted or even nonexistent," he said.
There's no question that the administration, and particularly Vice President Cheney, spoke with too much certainty at times and failed to anticipate or prepare the American people for the enormous undertaking in Iraq.
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
I think it was the so-called "anti-war" group United for Peace and Justice who first came out with that slogan ("Bush Lied, Who Died?" or something along these lines). Strangely, they were using it long before we knew what Saddam actually had. But maybe this explains it: UFPJ's national coordinator is a woman named Leslie Cagan. Cagan is a longtime supporter of communist causes and a devoted admirer of Fidel Castro. She founded the org Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. CCDS is an old offshoot of Communist Party USA. One of UFPJ's co-chairs is Judith LeBlanc. LeBlanc is vice-chair of Communist Party USA. I suspect they were following Moscows' orders again in running that propaganda campaign.
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