Saturday, November 18, 2006

Bush's Lying Ways

The Deceiver is intent on trying to change the subject, to put a good face on the voters rejection of his administration and "staying the course".... so, he is using the tried and true presidential image booster.... the international grand tour with a summit thrown in for good measure.... "Bush, in Vietnam, Says Change Takes Time, On visit for Economic Summit, President Cites a Lesson for Iraq: 'We'll Succeed Unless We Quit'."

Of course, wherever he goes, he drags around his Iraq albatross. But ,by using inaccurate comparisons and rewriting history he tries to justify his globally-destabilizing war... the reasons for which he now says was to bring Iraq Vietnam-style peace and prosperity. A blatant lie since his often-stated reason when selling the war was WMD and deposing Saddam who "tried to kill my Daddy."

The latest example of Bush's truth-challenged pronouncements was quickly lost in the rush of election news and check-mate Congressional leadership scuffles.... it was The Deceiver's public statements surrounding the replacement of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld.

The week before the elections Bush unequivocally told a group of reporters that the widely unpopular Rummy and VP Cheney would "remain with him until the end of his presidency.... both of these men are doing fantastic jobs and I strongly support them."

As Hurricane Katrina tsar "Brownie" found out, doing a fantastic or "heck of a job" means just one thing, better start packing. The day after the GOP election "thumping," and almost without ceremony, Rummy was history, his "job" a failure.

In a press conference later the same week, The Deceiver was queried: "Last week you told us that Secretary Rumsfeld will be staying on. Why is the timing right now for this, and how much does it have to do with the election results?"

The Deceiver answered: ".... the reason why [I said that] is I didn't want to inject a major decision about this war in the final days of a campaign. And so the only way to answer that question and to get you on to another question was to give you that answer." In other words, I CHOSE TO LIE TO THE PRESS FOR POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY.

As recent elections show, however, the public is no longer buying The Deceiver's lies .... and not just on Iraq and Rumsfeld.... he told them he was a "uniter, not a divider," a "compassionate conservative" against big government and for fiscal restraint.... all lies.

By now the press must need a "divining rod" to ferret out the truth of The Deceiver's statements.... to trust the utterances of a president who doesn't just lie.... but believes his lies are justified. He defends them.

We're calling on our new Democratic leadership on the Hill to bring the lies to a halt, to challenge everything.... and restore transparency and truth to our government.

With our Pinocchio President and his GOP stooges, a tall order.

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