Ex White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes that Bush made him lie on Plame-Iraq war scandal

This video from the USA is called The Complete Bill Maher Interview: Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson.

Another video from the USA, which used to be on the Internet, used to say about itself:

Bill Maher on CIA agent Valerie Plame. Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. Karl Rove blew the cover of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Bush patriotic? Not!

From Editor & Publisher in the USA:

UPDATE: Scott McClellan in Upcoming Book Ties Bush to CIA Leak Case — Dodd Calls for Probe …

NEW YORK To no one’s surprise in a world where top White House aides with any president eventually write a book about it, former Press Secretary Scott McClellan will be coming out with his volume in April. It’s called “What Happened” and its publisher, Public Affairs, at its Web site now carries this brief excerpt — which set off a media firestorm on Tuesday.

It also led to a call for a full probe by a top U.S. senator and condemnation from former CIA agent Valerie Plame.

E&P was first mainstream news outlet to report on Monday night that the McClellan excerpt reads:

“The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White House briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove [see also here] and Scooter Libby.

“There was one problem. It was not true.

“I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration “were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice President, the President’s chief of staff, and the president himself.” …

Later Tuesday, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Ct.) , who is running for president, stated, “Today’s revelations by Mr. McClellan are very disturbing and raise several important questions that need to be answered. If in fact the President of the United of States knowingly instructed his chief spokesman to mislead the American people, there can be no more fundamental betrayal of the public trust.”

4 thoughts on “Ex White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes that Bush made him lie on Plame-Iraq war scandal

  1. Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com

    Tue Jul 1, 2008 10:45 pm (PDT)

    Bush Calls Scooter’s 30 Month Sentence “excessive” – Says 0 Days is
    About Right(Bush History: Wednesday 7/2)

    President Bush calls 30 months in prison “excessive” for felon Scooter
    Libby, convicted in the CIA betrayal case. So what is fair? Amazingly,
    Bush thinks zero days is about right, and so commutes his sentence on
    this date. Also, Bush invites attacks on US troops with his
    infamous “bring ’em on” taunt to terrorists. This, and related
    Bushisms at …



  2. Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com

    Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:17 pm (PDT)

    White House “defiled”; Five-count Indictment against Cheney Chief of
    Staff ‘Scooter’ Libby – Bush History,10/28

    A five-count indictment is returned against Cheney Chief of
    Staff ‘Scooter’ Libby today for his role in the release of “then-
    classified information” about CIA operative Valerie Plame, forcing
    Libby’s resignation. As Joe Wilson, husband of betrayed CIA operative
    Valerie Plame said, “Today is a sad day for America. When an indictment
    is delivered at the front door of the White House, the Office of the
    President is defiled”.


    Poor George’s Almanac: 365 Reasons to Fight Against McBush’s 3rd Term!

    Today’s category: Betraying the CIA, Bushisms


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