Friday, May 30, 2008

Scott McClellan owes us more

Scott McClellan on Countdown with Keith Olberman, Part 1

I urge you to watch this clip of Scott McClellan being interviewed by Keith Olberman to discuss his new book, What Happened Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception.

Here are some quotes from the interview:

“I got caught up in the Washington game in terms of spinning and obfuscation, secrecy, and stonewalling and things like that”.

The intelligence was packaged together in such a way as to make it sound more ominous and grave and urgent than it really was.”

“What I get to in this book is so important to understand, so we can learn from this and not make these mistakes again where we are rushing into a war that now is very clearly one that was unnecessary.”

I appreciate Scott McClellan for writing this book. It is important that the truth be told. However, for McClellan to bear his soul and feel cleansed and make a handsome profit off of the book in the process is not very satisfying. Over 4000 American service men have been killed, approximately 85,000 Iraqi are dead, the war has cost of over $2 trillion, and it has left the mid-east destabilized and the world less safe. McClellan should not only tell the truth, he should apologize for his role in this unnecessary war, donate all profits from the book to a worthy cause and commit the rest of his life to the cause of good government. He should atone for his sins.

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1 comment:

  1. Mr. Williams, while I salute your service to our country, and thank you for it, I find your current perspective on US security and our current worldwide struggle with Islamofascist jihadism to be troubling to say the least.

    It is very easy to label a war as 'unnecessary', yet in doing so, you fail to acknowledge that the US had been in a virtual state of war with Baathist Iraq since 1990, a war which never ended, either formally OR informally. Indeed, all through the late 1990's, up until 9/11, Saddam's military had been firing upon US and Coalition aircraft patrolling the 'no-fly zones' that were an integral part of the Gulf War ceasefire.

    The idea that a fascist dictator could defy a ceasefire, more than a dozen international resolutions, and every other accord he had ever agreed to, and that you would then label a subsequent war against him 'unnecessary' stretches the bounds of credibility, to say the least. The position you assert takes the position of appeasement to NEW heights, if possible.

    You, sir, may be disgruntled by this 'unnecessary' war, but I, sir, am disgruntled by people such as yourself, claiming to be conservatives, who have traditionally stood up for the security and prosperity of the United States, but reaching conclusions and positions that belie such claims.