“Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir [What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception] that the Iraq war was sold to the American people with a sophisticated ‘political propaganda campaign’ led by President Bush and aimed at ‘manipulating sources of public opinion’ and ‘downplaying the major reason for going to war.’ ”

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