License to lie | Salon Books:
"Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld, Rice and Rove pulled off a much more sophisticated job: a bureaucratic coup d'etat. Without firing a shot, they silenced critics, squelched unwanted facts, and created their own false but salable reality. As a result, they were able to launch a war justified by lies and driven by nothing more than Bush's ignorant whim. It is, truly, the heist of the century."
"At this point, one could forgive readers for asking, 'How many more
damning portraits of the Bush administration do we need?' From
yellowcake to Joe Wilson to Abu Ghraib, the list of Bush scandals and
outrages is endless, but nothing ever seems to happen. As the journalist
Mark Danner has pointed out, the problem is not lack of information:
The problem is that Americans can't, or won't, acknowledge what that