Years too late and way past time for redemption, Scott McClellan finally writes his book that says what we knew all along. Doesn’t do us much good now, but it serves as another reminder for the Apologists who’ve been blindly supporting Bush for so many years: wrong as usual. And yet, in the race for the next president, we have serious examinations of flag pins and preachers, and plenty of fake outrage to go around. We really do get the country government we deserve, as if any more proof is needed.
â€œIf anything, the national press corps was probably too deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq.”
â€œThe collapse of the administrationâ€™s rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise. â€¦ In this case, the â€˜liberal mediaâ€™ didnâ€™t live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.â€?
“History appears poised to confirm what most Americans today have decided: that the decision to invade Iraq was a serious strategic blunder. No one, including me, can know with absolute certainty how the war will be viewed decades from now when we can more fully understand its impact. What I do know is that war should only be waged when necessary, and the Iraq war was not necessary.â€?
Now, what to do about the war criminals responsible?