McClennan

May 28, 2008

As time goes by the reality of world changing events becomes clearer and definitely more honest. That is the nature of documentation when it comes to history.

Most people with hindsight and the sensible few at the time realised that the war in Iraq was unnecessary. Quite a few even realised that the majority of the reason mustered as justification were basically false. So it is hardly surprising that one of George Bush’s aides now basically admits as much.

The revelations are just that, but only because they come from one George W’s circle. Scott McClennan’s statements, coming out in a soon to be published book, lay out what we have all known for a long time.

Bush relied on propaganda “in a way that almost guaranteed that the use of force would become the only feasible option”.

The administration was not “open and forthright on Iraq”.

On the outing of Valerie Plame as a CIA operative and the subsequent coverup, “I allowed myself to be deceived into unknowingly passing along a falsehood”.

The press were too deferential to the White House on Iraq

Steve Hadley, the deputy national security adviser, offered to resign over the erroneous claim that Saddam Hussein was seeking uranium.

“The Iraq war was not necessary”

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