The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Like Rats Deserting a Sinking Ship:
Bush, Tenet, Rumsfeld and the Dems

Jul 14, 2003

This week, Bush’s press secretary said that the CIA had OK’d the president’s State of the Union speech, including the lie about Iraq’s uranium that had somehow "crept" into it. George Tenet, director of the CIA, said he accepted responsibility for the speech–only to point his finger at members of his staff who, he said, were the ones who read the speech and didn’t tell him what was in it.

Meanwhile, several army generals let it be known that their plans for "post-war" Iraq were overridden by civilians in the Defense Department. In turn, the chief civilian, Donald Rumsfeld, let it be known that three members of his staff were the ONLY ones responsible for the current situation. Apparently, he, too, knew nothing about anything.

As for the Democrats, a number of them are now calling for a "congressional inquiry" into Bush’s big lie–as if they hadn’t voted for this war, applauding every single one of Bush’s lies, lies that many other people exposed at the time.

Then, there’s Bush himself, who took off for Africa, telling a few more lies about money he pretended he had spent on AIDS, but had really given to the big pharmaceutical companies.

As they say, once a liar, always a liar.