Bush Legacy Project, rewriting history

The great spinners of the Bush administration, Karen Hughes and Karl Rove, are back in the White House with a team working on the Bush Legacy Project to put a positive spin on the last eight years. I.e., rewriting history. Rachel Maddow is keeping them honest (video below).

Bush in an interview blames faulty intelligence for leading us into the war. And Karl Rove says in a speech this week, “Absent the [Weapons of Mass Destruction] I suspect the administration’s course would have been to work to find more creative ways to constrain [Saddam Hussein], I don’t think there would have been an invasion.”

Huh? Is that how you remember it? (Note Karl’s subtle suggestion that there were, in fact, WMDs.)

However, as Rachel points out, the problem with rewriting history is that “history has a way of finding its way onto the Google machine” on the Internets where we can find all kinds of words that have been said in the past.

Rachel then quotes Bush from a Brit Hume Interview in 2005 in which he says that even without WMD, it was the right thing to invade Iraq.

Nice try, Karl. Even sans the Internets, we haven’t forgotten the fear mongering, the visions of mushroom clouds. There’s a reason why this president has the lowest approval rating in history. Haven’t you learned that lying to us doesn’t work?

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  1. #1 by Kevin Owens on December 4, 2008 - 7:08 am

    The problem is that lying does work. Bush and his kind have been able to do a lot of damage because of their lies. I hope Barack Obama will be honest and live up to his promises.

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on December 4, 2008 - 7:27 am

    On last night’s show, Rachel pointed out that rewriting the history of their administrations worked for Nixon and Reagan. Of course, they didn’t have The Google Machine to contend with, but the media these days seems too willing to go along with the lies. When President Bush recently told ABC’s Charlie Gibson that the invasion of Iraq wasn’t his fault because of the “intelligence failure,” implying that he was caught up in events beyond his control, Gibson failed to challenge the myth.

    In truth, Bush wanted to invade Iraq before the WMD lies, before the 9/11 attacks, and even before the 2000 election.

  3. #3 by Roger Green on December 4, 2008 - 8:37 am

    And still, Charlie Gibson’s interview showed, once and for all, just how incompetent Shrub was.

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