November 10, 2005


Podhoretz's Who Is Lying About Iraq? is the last nail in the coffin: Bush did not lie.
Tim sent me a reminder of French lectures to the US.
And Lara sent me a hilarious parody: President is sending Marines to France.

Posted by Sarah at November 10, 2005 12:01 PM | TrackBack

That Podhoretz article was such an amazing act of mendacity it was actually funny. The Pollack article he cites, if read in full context actually is calling Bush a liar - hardly a reasonable source to cite to prove Bush was being honest. I think that the only thing that can be safely shown from that article it is that Podhoretz is lying about Iraq. It certainly doesn't show Bush didn't lie. The fact that he had to so carefully ignore so many facts, and then selectively quote and cite things that actually said the opposite of what he said really makes a case for there being no way to make a case that Bush didn't lie, which shows there is a high probablity Bush was deliberately lying.

Podhoretz himswelf has a very shameful history of deceptive writing, and extremist views, he is hardly one I would cite for anything other than humor. In Norman Podhoretz's world, everything is very simple. There are only two positions to take: uncritical praise of and obeisance toward the Bush administration, which places you on the side of all things good and virtuous, or you hate both the truth and America. I guess it is unsurprising that he can write so dishonestly - after all his outright lies are his way of defending Truth, Justice, and the American way.

Posted by: Mr. Silly at November 13, 2005 01:37 AM