Frank Rich: It’s time to dig up Bush’s buried bodies

May 16, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More

Frank Rich has just written an article pointing to a wide variety of Bush Administration scandals about to be revealed.  He urges President Obama to let the information flow because there is a momentum to the process and it is, in fact, inevitable.   The strangest one, in my opinion, is Donald Rumsfeld’s private bible quote laden newsletter.   Strange and revealing, though not at all surprising.  Rumsfeld’s newsletter, entitled Worldwide Intelligence Update, was:

[A] highly classified digest prepared for a tiny audience, including the president, and often delivered by hand to the White House by the defense secretary himself. These cover sheets greeted Bush each day with triumphal color photos of the war headlined by biblical quotations. GQ is posting 11 of them, and they are seriously creepy.

Take the one dated April 3, 2003, two weeks into the invasion, just as Shock and Awe hit its first potholes. Two days earlier, on April 1, a panicky Pentagon had begun spreading its hyped, fictional account of the rescue of Pvt. Jessica Lynch to distract from troubling news of setbacks. On April 2, Gen. Joseph Hoar, the commander in chief of the United States Central Command from 1991-94, had declared on the Times Op-Ed page that Rumsfeld had sent too few troops to Iraq. And so the Worldwide Intelligence Update for April 3 bullied Bush with Joshua 1:9: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Hank says:

    Shudder. As if we needed any further proof that Bush JR was a clueless, easily-led automaton.

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