Through advanced reviews of the upcoming book by former White House Press Secretary, Scott McClellan, we learn… well, we learn what we all have known for some time: That the White House manipulated the pliant and submissive mainstream media in the run up to the invasion of Iraq.
The way Bush managed the Iraq issue “almost guaranteed that the use of force would become the only feasible option.”
“In the permanent campaign era, it was all about manipulating sources of public opinion to the president’s advantage,” McClellan writes.
It should be no surprise that the White House’s reaction to McClellan’s tell-all is to attack the messenger. Here’s current White House flak, Dana Perino:
“Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House,” she said. “For those of us who fully supported him, before, during and after he was press secretary, we are puzzled. It is sad – this is not the Scott we knew.” (Read the story here.)
Of course the White House is puzzled by McClellan’s book… they are entirely unfamiliar with the truth.