Shocka! Los Angeles Times Publishes Rational Op-Ed
James Kirchick in the (shocka!) Los Angeles Times, on the radically dishonest claims that refuse to die: Bush never lied to us about Iraq.
Nearly every prominent Democrat in the country has repeated some version of this charge, and the notion that the Bush administration deceived the American people has become the accepted narrative of how we went to war.
Yet in spite of all the accusations of White House “manipulation” — that it pressured intelligence analysts into connecting Hussein and Al Qaeda and concocted evidence about weapons of mass destruction — administration critics continually demonstrate an inability to distinguish making claims based on flawed intelligence from knowingly propagating falsehoods.