Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Scott McClellan: Wha Happened?

Politico reports that in his new book, former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan says that Bush was not “open and forthright on Iraq,” adopted a “permanent campaign approach” when it came to governing, and used “propaganda” to sell the war. Wow — there’s some real shockers, huh?

McClellan now maintains that the media wasn’t tough enough on Bush: “If anything, the national press corps was probably too deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq. The collapse of the administration’s rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise....In this case, the ‘liberal media’ didn’t live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.” Well, no shit, Sherlock.

Why anyone would pay $27.95 to have this shameless little weasel tell us what most of have known for the past six years is beyond me. If Scottie was hoping for some kind of absolution from his supposed epiphany, I suspect he’s bound to be disappointed.