What Fresh Hell Is This?

September 27, 2007

George Bush Lied - As If We Needed More Evidence

This story's been floating around for a day or so. Here it is from Editor and Publisher:

El Pais, the highest-circulation daily in Spain, today published what it said was the transcript of a private talk between President George W. Bush and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar on February 22, 2003, concerning the coming U.S. invasion of Iraq. It took place at the ranch in Crawford, Texas.

The conversation took place on the President's ranch in Crawford, Texas. The confidential transcript was prepared by Spain's ambassador to the United States, Javier Ruperez, the paper said.

Bush purportedly said he planned to invade Iraq inf March "if there was a United Nations Security Council resolution or not....We have to get rid of Saddam. We will be in Baghdad at the end of March."

Think Progress has some additional info:
Just a few days later, Bush insisted to the American public that war with Iraq was not a certainty [links in original]
And then gave some examples. For instance on March 3, 2003 dubya said:
I’ve not made up our mind about military action. Hopefully, this can be done peacefully. [emphasis in original
And then on March 8, he said:
We are doing everything we can to avoid war in Iraq. But if Saddam Hussein does not disarm peacefully, he will be disarmed by force. [emphasis in original
Ladies and gentlemen, these are what's known in the biz as lies.


Anonymous said...

John K. says: You lefties LOL. I thought Bush was too dumb to plot anything. I thought you lefties said it was all Cheney/Rumsfield. Will you make up your minds already.

xranger said...

Well, hell, if Spain's ambassador said it, it's GOT to be gospel.

Especially since he kept it quiet for 4 years...

JamesCo said...

Wow those are scary comments! What uneducated fools you are!