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Thu Dec 10, 2015, 05:35 AM

36. Remember when Scott McClelland's conscience got to him. He spoke out about Bush's war.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/may/28/georgebush.usa

A former aide to President Bush claims the White House deliberately mounted a dishonest propaganda campaign to sell the Iraq invasion to the US public, in the most damning insider account of the presidency so far.

Scott McClellan, who worked for Bush for seven years, including three as White House spokesman, brands the war a "serious strategic blunder" and "not necessary".

The scathing comments stunned Washington today because the Bush team, until now, has had a reputation for intense loyalty to their boss.

Republican strategists and former White House colleagues turned on McClellan, accusing him of writing the book for the money and asking why, if he had felt as he had, he had not resigned at the time. The White House expressed sadness and puzzlement

....McClellan says in the 341-page book that the way Bush managed the Iraq issue from the summer of 2002 "almost guaranteed that the use of force would become the only feasible option". The US invaded in 2003.

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