Former White House mouthpiece Scott McClellan has written a book which is causing great angst among neoconservatives because he outed their propaganda campaign against the American people. There is nothing new in this book, nothing many of us didn’t already know. We’ve been writing about all the lies perpetrated by the Bush Administration for years. This is why Karl Rove accused McClellan of “being a left wing blogger.”
The only news here is that Scott McClellan has “gotten religion.” Being subjected to the treachery of his own colleagues in the Valerie Plame/Joe Wilson scandal, whatever shred of credibility he had left with the media corps disappeared and he resigned.
I wrote an article back then reminding everyone about Scott McClellan’s being a serial liar. He lied about this war and much else from the White House podium. He lied without regard to ethics, consequences or ethics. His lies cost lives.
I do not welcome his sudden conversion to “truth.” he was one of those deeply involved in the propaganda campaign he now condemns. He was a central figure conveying the lies he now exposes. In fact, that was his job.
He did it so badly a diarist at Daily Kos called karateexplosions mocked his daily press conferences. We all knew Scott McClellan was lying his arse off so why didn’t he? Of course he did. No one is that stupid. Scott McClellan was a willing and full participant in the effort to lie America into war.
I will not buy his book just because he’s suddenly awakened and realized the consequences of his actions.
Meanwhile the lies continue. I watched John McCain say that every intelligence agency in the world thought Saddam Hussein had wmd’s. That is a bald faced lie. It is one of the oft repeated untruths made over and over in an attempt to convince Americans it is true. It is not. This is a much more serious misstatement than saying one was open to sniper fire in Bosnia or that one’s uncle liberated Auschwitz. This lie has cost tens of thousands of lives and its perpetuation will cost more.
John McCain, if you wish to become President it is time to stop lying to America about weapons of mass destruction.