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McLellan Blasts Bush, White House In Scathing Memoir

Exclusive: McClellan whacks Bush, White House
By: Mike Allen
May 27, 2008 07:25 PM EST

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a surprisingly scathing memoir to be published next week that President Bush “veered terribly off course,” was not “open and forthright on Iraq,” and took a “permanent campaign approach” to governing at the expense of candor and competence.

Among the most explosive revelations in the 341-page book, titled “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception” (Public Affairs, $27.95):

• McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war.

• He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war.

• He admits that some of his own assertions from the briefing room podium turned out to be “badly misguided.”

• The longtime Bush loyalist

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  • hes not the first bush cronie to come out and write a book after leaving his position to try and save his face.

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  • Believe me now I lied then- quack quack.

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  • How many people died in katrina?

    yea somehow china is being praised even though 90 thousand died? and a school collapsed killing 900 alone. Yet buildings next to it survived.. Mclellan also said HE STILL PRAISED president BUSH. Learn to read the whole article

    Iraq war has turned around and this is all the left can grasp at

    its hillarious also the day this comes out they launch an attack against mccain on the housing market thing.

    ROFL

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    • LOL ur comparing an Earth quack which hit with no warning, to a hurricane which gives at least 4-7 days early warning, and with satellite imagining can perrty accurately predict its path well in advance? LOL dat ur one hell of a spinner what else can't u spin. Also on many occasions u've proclaimed US to be the greatest nation in the world, and china being backward etc etc... yet when its convenient you put US on par with China? This guy was in the administration , he is a republican so how is t More..

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    • Lets see levys blamed for MOST destruction in new orleans blamed on fault construction or poor upkeep.

      Hmmm most deaths in china due to POOR construction of buildings. Hmmm lets see both seem to have man-made reasons for deaths increase.Guess that one went over your head then again did not expect you to get that part of it.


      Mismanaged People were being rescued that same day.
      The main people responsible for new orleans non-evacuation was the MAYOR and the governor. In that order

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    • Lets Buildings are constructed my private companies even in china, Levys on the other hand were constructed and were ideally maintained my the government, but obviously not, plus why are u even comparing China with US? but you know all this, ur a smart guy!

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    • Buldings are constructed according to chinese regulations. And if there is fault they will EXECUTE the people responsible.. thats the chinese difference

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  • I can't wait to hear how Fox News spins this. Maybe they are too busy attacking Obama? Maybe they will call Mclellen a muslim?
    Richard Clark and Paul O'neill also pretty much didn't have good things to say about the White house. They also echoed the fact that Bush is more of a puppet than a leader. By now everybody knows that though.

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  • If only I could have a quarter for every time a right winger will say "liberal media" and live in denial about this book. I really wonder if the right wingers will be able to say anything here on LL. Ohhh.. please please!!! Show us your whit right wingers!!!

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  • fox news alert: mclellan is a terroist. Nice to see a bush cronie that still has some values and morals. I think we could tell something was up when colin powell left

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