Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan defended his bombshell book about the Bush administration on Thursday, saying he didn't speak up against the overselling of war in Iraq at the time because he, like other Americans, gave the president the benefit of the doubt.Show me where the Evil Liberal Media has shown that the President Lied about the Need to restore the Iraqi Wetlands?
"My beliefs were different then. I believed the president when he talked about the grave and gathering danger from Iraq," McClellan, who was deputy press secretary during the lead-up to the war, told NBC's "Today" show.
McClellan said he grew "increasingly dismayed and disillusioned" during his final year as White House press secretary, and pinpointed the unfolding of the CIA leak case — and what it revealed about Bush's role in releasing classified information about Iraq to the press — as his tipping point. McClellan was elevated to press secretary in July 2003 and left the White House in April 2006.
Rice would not comment specifically on charges in the book, but said Bush was honest and forthright about the reasons for the war. She also said she remained convinced that toppling Saddam was right and necessary.
"The president was very clear about the reasons for going to war," she told reporters in Stockholm, where she is attending an international conference on Iraq.
He was ordered to say from the press room podium that White House aides Karl Rove and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby were not involved in leaking CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to the press. Later a criminal investigation revealed that they were.
[ cf McClellan says he believed in Bush as war started (empahsis mine) ]
Not been overturned as a reason for bringing Freedom to Iraq!!!
There is STILL Peace that has followed from the president's personal destruction of all of those Secretly Sinister Persian Pedal Powererd pGay pGolfCart Phlying pSaucers pOf Phear!!! But do the Evil Liberal Media Types ever remind americans that unless we keep on keeping on they may come back and attack america AGAIN!!!
As for being Ordered to Provide UnderOperable Truthineffinessems about the Plame Crisis, does a former talking head for the White House get protection for having 'only followed orders' if they opt to prosecute???
Besides, if a president does it, how can it be a crime!!!! Especially when it is done in a time of transferring the tax liabilities unto the unborn baby unicorn!!! Cleary when one is the divine decider deciding divinely, there can be no other course of action but total loyalty to the Divine Mandate Of The Divine, as established by the argument from Intelligent Design!!!
Thank GOD we have RoboBushCheney
They protect us from the Horrors of people who get bogged down in factualisms....
Memory IS TerrorismStop it before It destroys our white christian america!!!