Today, sadly again, President Bush opened up another tirade against due process and democracy. He dismissed those that question his reasoning for going to war with Iraq, calling them ‘revisionist historians’, which hardly makes sense given the fact that the people merely want him to account for why facts were distorted, why intelligence was ignored, and why there was such a blitzkrieg of fictitious hype and obfuscation leading up to the invasion of Iraq. This situation has nothing to do with history and everything to do with explaining the abuse of power that seems to have taken place here.
Here is the full quote, referring to anyone that didn’t take him at his word regarding the Iraq war and didn’t blindly follow his hyped-up claims:
“Now there are some who would like to rewrite history; revisionist historians is what I like to call them,”
That’s really brilliant. So Bush has coined a new term for those that demand the truth from his administration. But seriously, who is the real revisionist of history here? Those that demand the truth, or those that try to hide it?