That is the question that needs to be asked to those that consistently defend George Bush and his policies on the "War on Terror". Bob Woodward’s book, State of Denial is just the latest in an ever growing list of sources that have come out with accusations that the Administration has lied to the American public.
Excerpts from Woodward’s latest book are now coming out and has been the case for the most part, the Administration isn’t presented in the most favorable light.
Woodward writes that there has been a vast difference between what the White House and the Pentagon knew about the situation in Iraq and what they have been saying publicly. In memos, reports and internal debates, administration officials have voiced their concerns about the conduct of the war, even while Bush and Cabinet members such as Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have insisted that the war was going well.
Woodward goes on to describe much more in a WaPo article scheduled to be printed tomorrow that continues the unflattering commentary on Donald Rumsfeld and highlights the fact that even though the administration continues to talk about how things are just peachy in Iraq the reality is that attacks are increasing to 800-900 a week with even more escalation predicted in 2007.
Now I know we have heard this all before and I am sure the Bush apologists will dismiss Woodward’s book as just more Bush bashing in the name of making a buck as they did with many of the other books on the subject but Woodward is just joining a growing list of detractors including some from Bush’s own Administration that include former Chief of Staff Andy Card and former Secretary of State Colin Powell among others.
Sooner or later you would think the mounting evidence of lies and deception would sour the taste of the Kool Aid that the Bush supporters are drinking but then again blind faith is a powerful force.