Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Another "Oops" Moment for Bush

Edmund Andrew’s of the New York Times reports how President Bush is caught in yet another lie. On Monday, excerpts of a new book on Bush were made public in which Bush chastises his Administration and in particular Paul Bremer III for having disbanded Saddam Hussein’s army after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Bush expresses disappointment and frustration that “policy was not followed,” policy allegedly having been to keep the Iraqi military intact.

“Not so!” says Bremer, who proceeds to supply the NYT with evidence that Bush was well aware of the plans to break up the Iraqi forces and that he agreed to those plans.

A previously undisclosed exchange of letters shows that President Bush was told in advance by his top Iraq envoy in May 2003 of a plan to “dissolve Saddam’s military and intelligence structures,” a plan that the envoy, L. Paul Bremer, said referred to dismantling the Iraqi Army.

Maybe Bush was unaware that ‘military’ and ‘army’ are basically the same thing. Who knows?

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