Former White House flack says Bush played media for saps during run-up to Iraq war
If you’ve got a political junkie on your Father’s Day gift list, you might want to consider the new TELL-ALL BOOK by former Bush administration spokesman Scott McClellan.
Not the kind of guy you’d expect to turn against his erstwhile masters, McClellan nevertheless comes right out and says President Bush “veered terribly off course,” was not “open and forthright on Iraq,” and took a “permanent campaign approach” to governing, which led to disaster.
McClellan says Bush used “propaganda” to play the compliant media for chumps in the days leading up to the war. (That’d be your so-called liberal media, by the way.)
McClellan’s also got a thing or two to say about Karl Rove, including the fact that he was the one who pushed the photo that became an unflattering symbol of the administration’s detachment and incompetence in dealing with Hurricane Katrina.