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Sunday, July 27, 2003
Unwelcome Truths vs. Welcome Lies

I've been wondering (and asking) what you have to do to get fired in the Bush administration. Well, Tom Raum of the AP may just have the answer:

Boston.com / Latest News / Washington / WASHINGTON TODAY: Bush loyalists stay on job despite Iraq intelligence flap : " In the rising controversy over how the Bush administration built its case for war in Iraq, one curious fact stands out. Some who gave President Bush unwelcome information that turned out to be accurate are gone. Those who did the opposite are still around. Former economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey, retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni and former Army chief of staff Gen. Eric Shinseki voiced concerns about the expense, aftermath and forces that would be needed concerns now proving to be true. These men are no longer in the picture. By contrast, nobody so far has come under apparent pressure to resign in the events that led up to the president's mention in his State of the Union address in January of a British intelligence report that Iraq was seeking uranium in Africa. That claim was based on forged documents and challenged by the CIA. "

Looks like those who told unwelcome truths are gone, while those who told welcome (or, perhaps, "politically correct" in its original sense) lies are still at their desks. Does this come under the heading of returning "honor" or "dignity" to the White House?

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