Skip to comments.Liberal TNR Editor: 'Bush Never Lied to Us About Iraq'
Posted on 06/16/2008 12:56:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
James Kirchick, assistant editor of The New Republic, has come under NewsBusters scrutiny for his bias before, of course. Our job is, we all know, to document and analyze that bias. But while we naturally focus on when the media get it wrong, we should have the maturity to point out when those who we criticize get it right. Here is a case when a member of the media that we usually criticize did, indeed, get it right and this time it might get him in Dutch with his lefty pals in the nutroots. After all, the surest way to get the nutroots upset at you is to say Bush did not lie about the war. But that is exactly what Kirchick just did and he did an admirable job chronicling it, too.
In an editorial in the L.A. Times on the 16th, Kirchick said that "Bush never lied to us about Iraq" and then went on to substantiate his claim in a style that runs contrary to the Media and nutroots meme that "Bush lied and people died."
Kirchick started his piece with a recounting of the flip flop that Mitt Romney's father, George, undertook when he reversed his support of the Vietnam war as he geared up to run for president in 1968. Romney initially supported the Vietnam War but later claimed that the administration and war supporters "brainwashed" him into believing in the war. With his flip flop he claimed that he had seen the light, but critics said that he was merely playing to a perceived anti-war changing tide and trying to capture that vote -- in other words, Romney's flip flop was only calculated to get votes. This, Kirchick says, is the same thing that politicians like John F. Kerry have done with the Iraq...
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How did Saddam support Al Qaeda?
Flying pigs at 9 O’clock high...
Start with Abdul Rahman Yasin and work your way forward.
Then again, you’ve had years upon years to connect those dots and haven’t. Nothing I or anyone else could say will ever convince you or anyone else married to the “no connection” lie at this point.
The democrats have been trying desperately for 5 years to justify turning their backs on the country and the president in a time of war. They need to feel good about committing treason. Only if Bush lied can they claim any innocence.
Yasin was a member of al-Qaeda? Source?
Some of what Hayes relied on in that article later proved shaky, I think: