June 27, 2003 George Bush says trailers in Iraq show that Iraq sought banned weapons but State Department dispute CIA conclusions as to trailers being mobile biological weapons labs (Bush picture by AFP/ Stephen Jaffe)


Is Bush not technically untrue, or is he just a liar?

Nipawin - Thursday - July 3, 2003 - by: Mario deSantis

"And we'll find more weapons [WMD] as time goes on. But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong. We found them."

President George Bush, May 30, 2003, Krakov, Poland

"I am absolutely convinced with time we'll find out that they did have a weapons program"

President George Bush, June 9, 2003, after a Cabinet meeting


  Today I have come across the term 'circular logic' which is equivalent to our understanding of the term 'catch 22' that is 'damn if you do and damn if you don't.' In his article "Political Leap of Faith," Reverend Robert DeCicco explains that President Bush used circular logic to execute the pre-planned war against Iraq, that is, whenever the United Nations inspectors wouldn't find any weapon than Bush would retort that Saddam Hussein was hiding them, and whenever Saddam Hussein would comply with the inspectors' directives to destroy whatever weapon were found, than Bush would retort that Saddam Hussein had not disarmed as per the security Council resolution 1441.


Now this kind of circular logic is the corollary of Bush's pre-emptive doctrine to attack any discretionally designated potential terrorist or country. Therefore, it is consequential that Bush's circular logic can turn into outright lies. In fact, the selling of the war against Iraq included the forged documentation of Iraq's purchase of uranium from Niger, the finding of two supposed mobile laboratories to build biological weapons, and the plagiarized work of a PhD's student thesis written in the early 90's.




We have conventional pundits who claim that Bush is not technically untrue, while we have alternate pundits who claim that Bush is a liar. This reminds me of President Bill Clinton when he stated 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman,' a statement which could not be technically untrue by the definition of sexual relation by some chosen dictionaries, but a statement which is a lie by our understanding of sexual relation.


So we are left with the big question: is Bush not technically untrue or is he just a liar?

Mario deSantis


  Pertinent articles publishe in Ensign
  DeCicco, Robert Political Leap of Faith June 27, 2003 Liberal Slant, http://www.liberalslant.com/rld062703.htm
  Hauben, Ronda The US Government Case for War in Iraq Based on Forgery and Lies June 25, 2003 Telepolis (Germany), http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0625-05.htm
  Beaumont, Peter and Antony Barnett and Gaby Hinsliff Iraqi mobile labs nothing to do with germ warfare, report finds June 15, 2003 The Observer, http://www.observer.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,977853,00.html
  Jones, Gary and Alexandra Williams Real Authors of Iraq Dossier Blast Blair February, 2002 Daily Mirror/UK, http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0208-09.htm
  Bryan Keefer, Bryan The strategically ambiguous George W. Bush June 12, 2003 Spin Sanity, http://www.spinsanity.org/columns/20030612.html
  nindy.com President Bush is a Liar http://www.nindy.com/bush/index.html


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