It's hard to accept Scott McClellan's claim in the blurb from his book that he had no idea that Bush and Cheney were lying to him about their part in the Plame leak and their part in the cover up of the leak.
When it's been proven that Bush lied about his excuses for doing the wrong thing, WMD for attacking Iraq, then continued to lie with a serial string of even more unbelievable excuses about continuing to do the wrong thing, you can pretty well figure that he'll lie about anything, especially to cover up yet another crime, the leaking of the name of a CIA operative. How come McClellan didn't know what everyone else knew?
We knew that what McClellan was telling us about Bush and Cheney's involvement in the Plame affair was not true, at the time he was telling us that. The reason we knew that is the simple fact that Bush is a proven liar.
A friend of mine has no computer and no access to the Internet where the definitive proof of Bush's lies is to be found. Yet, when he heard McClellan's revelations on the news, he said, "Hell, I already knew that."
Bush's privileged isolation from reality and the consequent failure to learn about morality from having to be confronted with the consequences of his immoral actions has had another effect, other than his belief that he has the absolute moral right to lie with impunity.
Roy Wallace, an Army official, said that the high rate of desertions from the Army is due to the stress of being a soldier. Ignore the tautology that states that soldiers desert because they are soldiers. Who else could?
The high desertion rate, the high suicide rate, the high mental illness rate and the high homeless rate of Iraq veterans are the result of an effect that Bush is unable to understand. You give a guy a gun, send him to a foreign country, whose people have never done anything to harm you or your country, and tell him to start killing those innocent people when in fact he know that he is the trespasser and invader, and yes, its going to cause some stress in any normal person. And, there's the difference. Bush is not a normal person like the soldiers he sends off to a killing spree.
That stress is due to the fact that the soldiers have a sense of morality about what they are doing that finally catches up with them, a sense of morality that Bush does not possess. Bush didn't, couldn't, take this into account. The fact that his soldiers might have a moral response to killing innocent people, a moral response that Bush doesn't have is something that Bush cannot conceive of.
You'd think that Bush's lack of morality would equip him to go to Iraq and kill innocent people. He would never do that, not for moral reasons, but because he is a coward.
Bush is the guy who says, "Let's you and him fight," and then lies about who started the fight, just as he lied about his part in the Plame leak and cover up, which we knew about before McClellan supposedly did.