Friday, April 26, 2013

George W. Bush and his Legacy

George W. Bush's library is now open. What is he going to decorate it with? Maybe the skeletons of the over million dead Iraqis because of Bush's invasion. Bush indeed is an evil man.

"Before considering each of the dozens of individual deceptions, lies and misleading statements that Bush and his aides used to push the US into war in Iraq, let's not lose track of the big picture. The Bush administration justified war, immediate war, because alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Those weapons do not exist. They have not existed for years. The Bush adminstration knew this, because a top Iraqi defector told us this over 4 years ago, but they kept that information secret. And weapons of mass destruction were not the reason the Bush administration wanted to invade Iraq. Top officials have even admitted this, saying flat out that they had other reasons but chose WMD because it was the most effective argument politicially.

There were many other deceptive charges by the Bush administration -- about unmanned drones, orders to use chemical weapons, aluminum tubes, links between Iraq and Al Qaeda, etc. But don't forget the big picture. The Bush administration knew that there were no WMD in Iraq. They deliberately and consistently lied to the American people about this, to justify war in Iraq. And 300 US soldiers have died as a result.

Read more here about Bush' lies, deception and coverups to push the war in Iraq.

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  1. Although not really surprising, it disturbed me, LeDaro, to see past presidents heaping praise on George W. at the official opening of his 'library.' It served to remind me of how politics is really all about theatre, with principle and integrity mere fungible commodities to those who practise this dark art.

  2. Lorne, you're quite right. I had exactly the same reaction.

    The person who surprised me the most was Jimmy Carter because he has always maintained being a man of integrity and truthfulness. I suppose they're all the same.