Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Prez Cherrypicking Again

Bush to release part of intel assessment

By BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer

President Bush on Tuesday said it is naive and a mistake to think that the war with Iraq has worsened terrorism, disputing a national intelligence assessment by his own administration. He said he was declassifying part of the report.

"Some people have guessed what's in the report and concluded that going in to Iraq was a mistake. I strongly disagree," Bush said.

He asserted that portions of the classified report that had been leaked were done so for political purposes, referring to the Nov. 7 midterm elections.

Bush announced that he was ordering parts of the report declassified during a White House news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Portions of the document that have been leaked suggest that the threat of terrorism has grown worse since the Sept. 11 terror attacks and the war in Afghanistan, due in part to the war in Iraq.

Democrats have used the report to bolster their criticism of Bush's Iraq policy. The administration has claimed only part of the report was leaked and does not tell the full story.

Both the chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee have urged the White House to release the material.

Using a portion of the report to attack his Iraq policy and suggest it has fanned more terrorism is "naive," Bush said.

"I think it's a mistake for people to believe that going on the offense against people that want to do harm to the American people makes us less safe," he said.
*bolds mine*

Sorry 'W, but the whole thing should be declassified, and printed on the first page of every newspaper in the land. We should have the opportunity, as your boss, to review this report, and pass our own judgement. That you are only giving us bits and pieces proves that you've been lying to us all this time. Your word is worth less than nothing, I just assume you're lying, based on past experience. If you were to assert that the sky is clear and it's a sunny day I would check outside myself to verify it.

A yogi once told me that your word is more priceless than anything, because if you are perfect in your truthfulness, then whatever you say WILL come to manifest here and now. Well, I'm not perfect, but I'm a damn sight better than that two faced rotter that lives in our White House.


Blogger andi said...

see, now that's the same exact problem i have with the white house administration. i didn't really take the issues of lying and scheming to get us to go to war until the downing street memos came out. ever since then i just can't even bother making the attempt to believe the bullshit. if the war was really justified, why do you have to lie to justify it? and if you'll lie about that, what won't you lie about?

10:08 AM, September 28, 2006  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

...and if you'll lie about that, what won't you lie about?

Goddess, Really!

11:50 AM, September 28, 2006  

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