Title speaks for itself

Can Bush Be Both Ignorant and a Liar?

Yes. There’s no reason for Bush-bashers to choose between the two.

By Timothy Noah

Is President Bush a liar? The New York Times’ David Rosenbaum examined this question with a surfeit of post-Howell-Raines fair-mindedness in the June 22 “Week in Review” section. His bottom line: “[A] review of the president’s public statements found little that could lead to a conclusion that the president actually lied” in two particular instances. The first was when Bush claimed he knew Saddam Hussein to possess large quantities of nuclear and biological weapons. The second was when Bush claimed that his tax cut would provide tax relief for everyone who pays income taxes. In both instances, Chatterbox is baffled by Rosenbaum’s doubt.Slate

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