Charles Krauthammer: "Impeachment Nonsense"

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Charles Krauthammer's "Impeachment Nonsense" starts off with the biggest, steamiest pile of manure I've laid eyes on since the days when I lived next to a dairy farm:

2005 was already the year of the demagogue, having been dominated for months by the endlessly echoed falsehood that the president "lied us into war."

Far from being an "endlessly echoed falsehood," Bush's pre-war lies are well established in the historical record. One can read Henry Waxman's Iraq on the Record report, which documents not only 55 of Bush's documented lies, but also many others from Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, and Powell, for a total of 237 false and misleading statements. (For a slightly less rigorous analysis, the October 2003 issue of Harper's contained an article, "A history of the Iraq war, told entirely in lies," which used the Bush administration's inaccurate statements to great effect.)

The rest of Krauthammer's op-ed is no better. He buys into, and helps to propagate, the errors that Media Matters has identified as the "Top 12 media myths and falsehoods on the Bush administration's spying scandal."

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