Someone in blogland has proven that Bush lied (lied!) to Congress! He points to the Congressional resolution authorizing the war against Iraq, which states in part,
- 2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. [emphasis added by the blogger]
Wait a sec...
The resolution doesn't say only those involved with 9/11, does it? Dang it!
Our intrepid blogger is alerted to this inconvenient fact, and notes the following:
- It should be obvious (to me, especially) that the Bush administration is masterful at crafting language that seems to say one thing while saying another.
Yes, I'm unusually (and perhaps unnecessarily) sarcastic here, but this desire to prove that the President is a liar is really, really annoying. As I've said on numerous occasions, I respect those who have legitimate, rational issues with the war and Bush's argument for it. But to continually assert that he outright lied... well, it's getting tiresome.