Truth to Power

Snoopgate

This time, the president knew publication would cause him great embarrassment and trouble for the rest of his presidency. It was for that reason–and less out of genuine concern about national security–that George W. Bush tried so hard to kill the New York Times story.

Read about King George’s pleading to kill the snooping story.

Or about his lie on revealing the NSA snooping to relevant parties in Congress:

Former Intel Chairman Graham: White House Made ‘No Reference’ to NSA Program In Briefings

Or

Democrats Say They Never OK’d Wiretapping

And how can we forget this gem, from 2000:

“GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH (R-TX), PRESIDENT-ELECT: I told all four that there were going to be some times where we don’t agree with each other. But that’s OK. If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.”

Seems you got your wish, King George.


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