The “so-called” Center for Public Integrity (funded by rich liberals) came to the conclusion that George Bush lied 232 times about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Their report summarizes everything we already know.
So here’s my spin-
- Bush is not smart enough to create a national conspiracy.
- I don’t believe any organization is neutral, especially with such a do-gooder name like the “Center for Public Integrity”.
- DO WE FORGET- Why was Saddam Hussein so definant about letting U.N. weapon inspectors in? News reports from the early 1990′s ALWAYS indicated when Saddam let inspectors in, he would not grant them full access, and even told them not to open certain doors. What was he hiding? Besides, do we forget that Saddam used chemical weopons and tortured his own people? Does his regime get a free pass because his victims were not Americans?
- Sure, Bush was looking for a way to start another war with Saddam, since his father chose the “lesser of two evils” during the Gulf War. But Bush just reads pre-written speeches, folks. Is he guilty for that? LME (Lazy Man Ethics) says YES, but let’s not make him out to be something that he is not.
- I know VERY intelligent people who are Bush-bashers, and I don’t like him either. But my instincts say that Bush just isn’t the evil mastermind Lex Luthor-type that these people give him credit for. Is he a war hawk? Yes. Does he believe the “War on Terror” is more important than our civil rights? Yes. Did he truly believe that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, based on the data fed to him? Yes. So would you. Is he out of his league as president? YES.
- It SEEMS as if anti-war doves are likely to protest ethnic cleansing and protest and complain about our administration for not taking action in some small country no one ever heard of, yet they turn around and RIP the administration when we DO take action, when the operation is not quick and simple as they expected.
- Again, I’m not taking any sides here. Just trying to inject a dose of Perspective (tm).