Thursday, June 5, 2008

Not Funny: Senate report finds Bush administration used information it knew was false

Not everything is fun and games here at Flappy Days. But this is something that you should know:

The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a Phase II report today on the Bush administration's use (or misuse, as they case appears to be) of intelligence in the lead up to the Iraq War. You can read the report here. The bottom line is something that most people I've talked to suspected even as it was happening: in presenting their case to invade Iraq, Bush White House officials repeatedly misrepresented the threat posed by Sadam Hussein's regime. Now, I'm not a hysteric (really, I'm not), but can someone explain to me why a single-sentence lie under oath about a blow job rises to an impeachable offense, but "misrepresenting" facts that lead the country into a mega-multiple billion dollar war with thousands of American, and tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of Iraqi casualties is not?


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