7,214. 5/28/2008

From an article on former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan's upcoming memoir, titled, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception"[I]n a chapter titled 'Selling the War,' he alleges that the [Bush] administration repeatedly shaded the truth [in the case for war in Iraq] and that Bush 'managed the crisis in a way that almost guaranteed that the use of force would become the only feasible option.' 'Over that summer of 2002,' he writes, 'top Bush aides had outlined a strategy for carefully orchestrating the coming campaign to aggressively sell the war… In the permanent campaign era, it was all about manipulating sources of public opinion to the president's advantage.' "

 – Michael D. Shear, “Ex-Press Aide Writes that Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq,” The Washington Post, May 28, 2008,

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