Monday, June 20, 2005

No More Reaching Across The Damn Aisle: Reason Number 272

In addition to the myriad ways that Republicans make life hard on working families every day, one of the things I resent the most as a father, is the difficulty they cause in trying to teach our children to tell the truth.

For example, while discussing the Iraq war in his radio address on Saturday, President Bush said “We went to war because we were attacked, and we are at war today because there are still people out there who want to harm our country and hurt our citizens.”

But Bush said this in September of 2003: “We’ve had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th [attacks].”

Even my seven-year-old son would understand that what Bush said on Saturday is a lie -- and yet another subtle attempt at blurring the findings of the 9/11 Commission and, in this case, contradicting his own words.