From The Swamp in the USA:
The book of the former press secretary accuses the White House of intentionally misleading the public in pursuit of an elusive goal: Peace in the Middle East. It even accuses Bush of misleading himself.
by Mark Silva
Scott McClellan, one of the Texans who came to Washington with President George W. Bush, spent a long time defending the administration but now has concluded this his longtime employer misled the nation into an unneeded war in Iraq.
“History appears poised to confirm what most Americans today have decided — that the decision to invade Iraq was a serious strategic blunder,” Scott McClellan, the former White House press secretary, writes in his book, What Happened, which will be released on Monday. Subtitle: Washington’s Culture of Deception.
“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,” he writes in the preface of the book. “What I do know is that war should only be waged when necessary, and the Iraq war was not necessary.”
This from a son of Austin who served Bush as governor of Texas, campaigned with him through two elections and served as press secretary into the second term.
Ex-Bush spokesman: White House fed war propaganda to a “complicit” media: here.
See also here.
Did George Bush Authorize Plame Leak? Here.