June 29, 2005

US press says Bush wasted opportunity to be honest

Leading US newspapers said Wednesday Bush failed to speak honestly about Iraq and should have not linked the US-led fight there to September 11.

"Sadly, Mr. Bush wasted his opportunity last night, giving a speech that only answered questions no one was asking," said the New York Times, referring to Bush's mantra that a stable and democratic Iraq would be worth US sacrifces.

"We did not expect Mr. Bush would apologize for the misinformation that helped lead us into this war, or for the catastrophic mistakes his team made in running the military operation.

"But we had hoped he would resist the temptation to raise the bloody flag of 9/11 over and over again to justify a war in a country that had nothing whatsoever to do with the terrorist attacks," said the daily.

Which is a hoot, considering the lengths it went to in the past to help the misadministration "catapult the propaganda."

The president, "once again missed an opportunity to fully level with Americans," said The Washington Post.

"The president's evasion of the hardest facts about Iraq is coupled with a reluctance to candidly describe the likely price of success," it added.

Yeah. So now the WaComPo too starts to pull its thumb out of its ass? Thanks for nothing, whores.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, The NY Times and the WaPo decide to tell a little truth, did they?

Wouldn't have anything to do with drop in readership because of loss of credibility, could it?