by Walter C. Uhler
Posted 11 October 2007
During his recent, hour-long interview on Al-Arabiya TV, President Bush denied “the U.S. is gearing up to attack Iran” and dismissed as “‘gossip’ reports in the Arab press that he has issued orders to senior U.S. military officials to prepare for an attack on Iran at the end of January or in February.” [AP, Arizona Daily Star, Oct. 6, 2007] He then added: “Evidently, there’s a lot of gossip in parts of the country – world that try to scare people about me personally or my country or what we stand for.”
Gossip is it? Or has the Decider simply repressed or forgotten all the lies he told during the run-up to his illegal, immoral invasion and murderous occupation of Iraq? For example, has Bush simply repressed or forgotten his lie on December 28, 2001, when, after an extensive secret briefing by General Tommy Franks about a future invasion of Iraq, he told the press that his discussion with Franks focused on the General’s recent trip to Afghanistan and events occurring in that country? [Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, p. 65]
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