George W. Bush: The Top Ten Lies

In response to his publisher’s marketing folks telling him to do so, David Corn has put up a fun page that summarizes Bush’s top 10 lies. As Corn explains, he chose the examples to represent the full breadth of Bush lying covered in his book, The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception, but if he had been choosing lies based on their seriousness, he might well have restricted himself to those relating to making the case for war in Iraq.

Anyway, you should definitely check out the full list, which offers more detail for each item, at the link above. Or just get the book, which by all accounts is excellent (though I haven’t read it yet myself). But in the meantime, here’s a condensed version of the list as currently given on Corn’s page:

10. “I have been very candid about my past.”

9. “I’m a uniter not a divider.”

8. “My plan unlocks the door to the middle class of millions of hard-working Americans.”

7. “This allows us to explore the promise and potential of stem cell research.”

6. “We must uncover every detail and learn every lesson of September the 11th.”

5. “[We are] taking every possible step to protect our country from danger.”

4. “I first got to know Ken [Lay in 1994].”

3. “Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.” And, “[Saddam Hussein is] a threat because he is dealing with al Qaeda.”

2. “We found the weapons of mass destruction.”

1. “It’s time to restore honor and dignity to the White House.”

3 Responses to “George W. Bush: The Top Ten Lies”

  1. Michael Williams -- Master of None Says:

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  2. Anonymous Says:

    fuck bush

  3. Ivy Says:

    Fuck you.

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