Home Store In Memoriam Deborah Newsletter Forum Topics Blogfeed Blogroll Facebook MySpace Contact Us About

McClellan admits to passing along Bush administration lies

Reported by Chrish - November 21, 2007 -

FOXNews.com is reporting about Scott McClellan's upcoming book, wherein he states that he was fed false information by top administration officials and passed the lies on to the American people. The FOX article characterizes his book as "lashing out at the Bush administration."

In the most damaging case of "you lie and I'll swear to it" to befall our national security in recent memory, McClellan recounts, in an exerpt from the book on publisher Public Affairs' website:

"The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.

There was one problem. It was not true.

I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice President, the President's chief of staff, and the President himself.

The upcoming spin should be interesting, to say the least. How fortuitous that this is breaking right before a long holiday weekend. This will be the tiniest blip ever in news reporting on FOX.