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Bush Lied Today

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At the request of military commanders I
decided to send in reinforcements, Bush
said today.

This is a lie.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff overwhelmingly were
against the troop surge, unanimously according
to the Washington Post, which the President said falsely he decided at
their request.

The Iraq commanders overwhelmingly were
against the troop surge, which the President
said falsely he decided at their request.

When the man who calls himself the decider
made the decision to escalate the war, the
Joint Chiefs of Staff and our commanders in
Iraq were against this escalation.

Any other assertion is a lie.

I grew up at a time when the idea of calling the
President of the United States a liar was just
unheard of.

When I was high school with Lyndon Johnson,
Robert Strange McNamara, and Richard Nixon
escalating the war in Vietnam things did indeed
begin to change with "the crediblity gap".

It is too late for this President to engage in
profound soul searching about what has gone
so terribly wrong with his presidency and with
his war.

It is too late for this President to engage in
profound soul searching about why he causes
such intense revulsion throughout America and
throughout the free world.

I do not believe George W. Bush is capable
of such reflection, integrity of thought, honor
of discussion. He is trapped in a world of
partisanship, delusion and desperation.

He sends troops to war without adequate body
armor, protected vehicles, helmets, bandages
and supplies yet he accuses opponents of not
supporting the troops.

He sends troops to war with such negligence
and lack of support that the Marine Corps
pathologist finds that up 70% of the killed
and wounded were preventable casualties,
yet he accuses opponents of not supporting
the troops.

He allows shameful derelictions of treatment
for wounded troops that should never occur
in our country, yet he accuses opponents of
not supporting the troops.

There is an Orwellian character to these attacks
and a delusional character to this President's
inability to respect facts, common sense, truth
and honor in political discourse.

The President said today he decided to surge
the troops and escalate the war because our
commanders asked him to.

The President lied. They pleaded with him,
to do the exact opposite.