It has recently been revealed that Scott McClellan’s new book was reviewed and vetted by the administration, well before its publication. And yet the liberal left, for the most part, is still acting as if Scott should be given some kind of prize for coming forward with this “new” information; as if he were some sort of whistle-blower, rather than the co-conspirator that he really is. Are we really that naive, that they can toss out an obvious red-herring like this and we will jump at the bait, just because some neo-cons and administration officials profess to be outraged by McClellan’s book?
According to an MSNBC investigation, McClellan’s new book was reviewed by the White House more than a month ago. The investigation goes on to note that what is interesting about this, is that for the most part, all of the White House insiders that have commented publicly about the book recently have expressed outrage and “shock” over it’s contents.
Pretty amazing when you consider that they read it long ago.
Now, some argue that perhaps the staffers who reviewed the manuscript may not have brought the subject up with the key players themselves. But how much sense does that make? A book pending publication is about to come out from a former key White House official that has controversial things to say about many of the current high ranking White House staffers, as well as the V.P. and the President himself, and that person doing the review doesn’t think to mention it?
Rather unlikely. More likely, since lying is pretty much the status quo of this administration, is that these high ranking officials are, once again, lying …now.
In a Washington Post interview, McClellan himself has admitted that he did in fact give the manuscript to the administration to check for “national security” reasons over a month ago. He says he met with White House council to discuss the book.
While McClellan’s book offers no real new information on the White House run-up to the war (nothing new that hasn’t been written for years actually, by liberal as well as conservative writers, bloggers, and real whistle blowers) it does however offer stunningly off-handed justifications for administration officials.
In several of the quotes that have been leaked, McClellan repeats the same mantra over and over again: That Bush wouldn’t lie, that he didn’t directly lie, and that he isn’t the type of man to lie.
“Bush, according to McClellan, “isn’t the kind of person to flat-out lie.”
This stands in stark contrast to much of the recent news out these days about the run-up to the war including lists of 935 direct lies about the threat posed by Iraq as well as the conscious effort of the administration to prep ex-military figures with the latest talking points, so they could go out and parrot them in the media, with a pro-war agenda.
And of course there are those 16 little words that the President spoke at the 2003 State of the Union Address that had been removed earlier because it was proven they were not true, and yet, somehow, they found their way back into the script.
Hell, the President himself admitted to lying to the White House press corps when they asked about the Rumsfeld resignation and the fact that the president had just said, a week before the 2004 election that Rumy was staying. President Bush just told the press corps that he told them that story because that’s what you do when you don’t want to tell them the real story. You LIE. But don’t take my word for it.
You ever wonder how many stories he and his staff just didn’t want to tell us.
So, this new revelation comes out about McClellan getting the White House staff to sign-off on the book, and no red-flags pop-up in the liberal blog-o-sphere?
Here’s a clue: Sibel Edmonds, a real whistle blower, can’t get an interview on MSM if she lit herself on fire and tap-danced to the national anthem, and McClellan hasn’t got enough time in the day to run around to all the “complicit media” interviews to push his tell-all fable. In fact, Edmonds is the most gagged human in history, legally speaking, and the White House edited McClellan’s book.