Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Spain releases transcripts of Bush admission of malfeasance

By Libby

Josh Marshall discovers the latest proof that Bush lied through his teeth to get us embroiled in the worst foreign disaster in the history of our country.
My ability to bring you the full details on this are, to put it charitably, limited by my inability to accurately translate Spanish. But it seems someone in the Spanish government has leaked to El Pais transcripts of conversations between President Bush and then Spanish Prime Minister Aznar just before the outbreak of the Iraq War. The gist seems to be that Bush was rather candid about the fact that the efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis were a sham and that the war was a done deal.

My Spanish translation skills are also too rusty to come up with an accurate translation but surely it's only a matter of time before someone of greater skill can tell us exactly what transpired in that conversation. As the White House once again tries to sell a case for another disastrous confrontation in the Middle East, it would be good to review the historical record on how this mess started before we allow our government to compound it.

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