The Other Lies of George Bush

"George W. Bush is a liar. He has lied large and small, directly and by omission," David Corn writes in the Nation. "Bush's truth-defying crusade for war did not mark a shift for him. Throughout his campaign for the presidency and his years in the White House, Bush has mugged the truth in many other areas to advance his agenda. Lying has been one of the essential tools of his presidency. To call the forty-third President of the United States a prevaricator is not an exercise of opinion, not an inflammatory talk-radio device. Rather, it is backed up by an all-too-extensive record of self-serving falsifications." Corn list of Bush's lies covers tax cuts, the environment and 9/11, but Corn says the list could be much, much longer. "Bush campaigned for the presidency as the fellow who would bring honesty back to the White House. ... Bush's promise was a lie. The future of the United States remains in the hands of a dishonest man," Corn writes.