Bush and Lies

Copyright 2004 Bob Persons
January 21, 2004
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 7:57 PM
To: Opinion Wisconsin State Journal
Subject: Bush and lies

Regarding Jonah Goldberg's column in the 01/21 WSJ.

Goldberg seems to regard the failure to find weapons of mass
destruction in Iraq as due to "intelligence blunders" and "mistaken"
intelligence. Intelligence is information. What one does with that
information should be subject to review because it is a judgment, not

He further says, "It's not a lie unless you know the truth." Not quite
true. If you know you don't know the truth but you pretend you do,
that's a lie. Bush's claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction
and posed an imminent threat was based not on evidence but on a warping
of limited intelligence to fit his program and attempt to convince
America that it was the evidence he sought. That's a lie. Bush refused
to submit his supposed evidence to a meaningful review. The resulting
loss of 500 American soldiers forever is a profound tragedy for

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