“We cannot say with certainty whether Mr. Bush lied about Iraq.”
— New York Times, 6 June 2008 (June 2008!)
What an irresponsible, ultra-liberal newspaper. (The report from the Senate selective-intelligence committee here.)
From the “minority opinion” — written by Orrin Hatch, Saxby Chambliss and Chris Bond, a fine trio of dissenters: “Ultimately, these [Senate] reports reveal a dubious agenda of vainly trying to prove the often quoted, but false, absolutely partisan, slogan, ‘Bush lied and people died’” (p. 166). They’re right: over 4,000 Americans are still alive, safe with their families, in one piece — and not one dishonest word ever escaped the President’s mouth.
They’re very right. Far-right, one could say.