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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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