The Right Coast
November 15, 2005
Bush's Critics are Lying
By Mike Rappaport
Normon Podhoretz writes a truly excellent piece in the WSJ showing the mendacity of Bush's critics, especially Jospeh Wilson. This long essay lays out the evidence, some of which I had not known or had forgotten. This piece by the masterful Podhoretz is a must read for anyone interested in this subject. Here is an excerpt:
In his press conference on the indictment against Mr. Libby, Patrick Fitzgerald insisted that lying to federal investigators is a serious crime both because it is itself against the law and because, by sending them on endless wild-goose chases, it constitutes the even more serious crime of obstruction of justice. By those standards, Mr. Wilson--who has repeatedly made false statements about every aspect of his mission to Niger, including whose idea it was to send him and what he told the CIA upon his return; who was then shown up by the Senate Intelligence Committee as having lied about the forged documents; and whose mendacity has sent the whole country into a wild-goose chase after allegations that, the more they are refuted, the more they keep being repeated--is himself an excellent candidate for criminal prosecution.