Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Bush Lied - People Died

Daily KOS has some great quotes about how outraged pundits were about Clinton's lie:

"There has to be a functional trust by reporters of the person they're covering. Clinton lies knowing that you know he's lying. It's brutal and it subjugates the person who's being lied to. I resent deeply being constantly lied to." - Hardball's Chris Matthews
He deeply resents being lied to when it's about sex or when a Democrat does it? Which is it?

"The deep and searing violation took place when he not only lied to the country, but co-opted his friends and lied to them." - Reagan/Clinton adviser David Gergen
People died, but Gergen says nothing about the deep and searing grief of lost lives.

"What is troubling is the deceit, the failure to own up to it. Before this is over the truth must be told." - Sen. Joe Lieberman (who hasn't owned up to his own pre-war role pushing Bush administration lies about Iraq
Hey! How about some truth about Iraq! Hey! Hey!

"The judgment is harsher in Washington. We don't like being lied to." - Washington Post columnist David Broder
Except when Bush does it and then we swoon.

"When you lie to the country, you are using your authority to undermine the presidency." - Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Yeah, right. Want so say it again about Bush? Didn't think so.

Out of curiousity I went to Google News and entered search terms "Bush lied". Here's a sampling of what I found.

After this "smoking gun" British MEMO surfaced last week, one can only wonder why the alleged "LIBERAL MEDIA" (which apparently dominates America even more so than the International Jewish Conspirarcy!) has hardly made a sound about this explicit evidence against our lying, manipulative weasel of a President -- George Bush. Blogcritics.org
President Bush and Blair secretly agreed to invade Iraq long before weapons inspections had begun -- in fact, long before the United Nations was even approached about revisiting the idea of weapons inspections. This memo proves what many around the world already knew: that the Bush administration lied about the reasons for waging war on this unarmed nation. Disgraceful! Particularly when you consider the more than 1,600 American soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians who have died as a result of that lie. But equally disgraceful is that the so-called mainstream media have failed to report on this important story. A search of the Star Tribune's archives brings up one story (published nearly two weeks after the London Times piece) that talks more about liberal outrage that the story hasn't received attention than the actual story. - Kay Hansen StarTribune.com

The smoking gun regarding the fact that President Bush and his administration were lying to us and manipulating intelligence in the runup to their invasion of Iraq surfaced recently in the British press, but the press in the United States is studiously avoiding it. Times Argus, Montpelier, Vermont
BuzzFlash has a quote from the horse's ass himself:

"We are doing everything we can to avoid war in Iraq. But if Saddam Hussein does not disarm peacefully, he will be disarmed by force." - George W. Bush, Radio Address Mar. 8, 2003
Not one story in the mainstream press. Not one.