The more I read, the more I likee!
More excerpts from "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception"
"McClellan tracks Bush's penchant for self-deception back to an overheard incident on the campaign trail in 1999 when the then-governor was dogged by reports of possible cocaine use in his younger days.
The book recounts an evening in a hotel suite "somewhere in the Midwest." Bush was on the phone with a supporter and motioned for McClellan to have a seat.
"'The media won't let go of these ridiculous cocaine rumors,' I heard Bush say. 'You know, the truth is I honestly don't remember whether I tried it or not. We had some pretty wild parties back in the day, and I just don't remember.'"
Bush's real motivation for war
"In Iraq, McClellan added, Bush saw "his opportunity to create a legacy of greatness," something McClellan said Bush has said he believes is only available to wartime presidents.
The president's real motivation for the war, he said, was to transform the Middle East to ensure an enduring peace in the region. But the White House effort to sell the war as necessary due to the stated threat posed by Saddam Hussein was needed because "Bush and his advisers knew that the American people would almost certainly not support a war launched primarily for the ambitions purpose of transforming the Middle East," McClellan wrote.
"President Bush managed the crisis in a way that almost guaranteed that the use of force would become the only feasible option," McClellan concluded, noting, "The lack of candor underlying the campaign for war would severely undermine the president's entire second term in office."
You can expect a whole lot more of these books coming out over next few years by otherwise honest, upstanding, civil servants and grateful appointees who were seduced by the power of the office, prostituted themselves by disseminating what they knew was blatant bullshit, seeking to redeem themselves and their reputations now that unwavering loyalty to Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld is no longer their personal Sword of Damocles.
I stand by my previous predictions that Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, possibly Condoleza Rice and even the president himself, will eventually be brought up on War Crime charges in The Hague.
The more insiders who come forward with what they know to be true and can prove, the more likely it is that this will happen.
Not only will this administration go down as the absolute worst in American history, but they may actually see real prison time.
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