July 11, 2004

It's OK to Lie to show "Bush Lied," # 914, 915...

A couple of tidbits from PowerLine. First, from the Senate Intelligence Committee Report. Remember Joe Wilson, and how he said he found no evidence of Iraq interest in Uranium from Niger? Said that the CIA report was false? Would you believe me if I said he DID find it, TOLD the CIA so, then LIED and said he didn't?

...So: what Wilson actually told the CIA, contrary to his own oft-repeated claims, is that he was told by the former mining minister of Niger that in 1998, Iraq had tried to buy 400 tons of uranium from that country, and that Iraq's overture was renewed the following year. What Wilson reported to the CIA was exactly the same as what President Bush said in his 2003 State of the Union address: there was evidence that Iraq had tried to buy uranium in Africa... [link]

And from the corrections section of the NYT:

An Article last Sunday about surprises in politics referred incorrectly to the turkey carried by President Bush during his unannounced visit to American troops in Baghdad over Thanksgiving. It was real, not fake. [Link]
What's not mentioned is that the lie was invented by the press; that, despite immediate debunking by bloggers it was seized upon hungrily and spread around the world by the same lying press, and that the lie is still circulating in the press.

And also that there were plenty of other pictures available, which showed the President dishing-up obviously real chow for our people, and mingling with them happily in a way probably no living Democrat could equal. Photos that are the opposite in their effect of the famous one of Dukakis in a tank. Here's one that appeared in that stodgily respectable weblog Random Jottings:

President Bush serving on chow line

No surprise that that this one was suppressed. If we win the lottery I'll put it up on billboards, just to make the liars squirm...

Posted by John Weidner at July 11, 2004 8:19 AM
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