In a bold move even for Bush, while admitting to ABC News that he lied to the American people about the state of Iraq in 2006, George W. Bush lied.
In remarks to ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz, Bush attributed his misleading posture in 2006 to a desire to avoid harming troop morale.
BUSH: Well, yes. I think we — and I wanted — that's as much trying to bolster the spirits of the people in the field as well as — look, you can't have the commander in chief say to a bunch of kids who are sacrificing either, "It's not worth it," or, "You're losing." I mean, what does that do for morale?
Ah, yes. The troops. I'm sure they were quite emboldened to hear that their leaders had no idea what was going on in Iraq. And surely the the 2006 midterm elections had nothing to do with it.
It's a good thing for John McCain he doesn't sound like Bush or anything...