The lies of George W. Bush : mastering the politics of deception / David Corn.
By: Corn, David.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2003Edition: 1st ed.Description: ix, 337 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1400050669; 9781400050666; 1400050677 (trade pbk.); 9781400050673 (trade pbk.).Subject(s): Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Ethics | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 | Deception -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Lies of George W. Bush.DDC classification: 973.931/092
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Introduction : a false restoration : "Some people think it's inappropriate to draw a moral line. Not me. For our children to have the lives we want for them, they must learn to say Yes to responsibility ... Yes to honesty.: -- 1. A dishonest candidate : I have been very candid about my past." -- 2. A dishonest campaign : "I'm a uniter, not a divider." -- 3. Sudden-death lies : "[The votes] have not only been counted, they've been counted twice." -- 4. Lying in office : "this is my solemn pledge : I will work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity." -- 5. Tax policy cheat : "Tax relief for everybody ... while still reducing our national debt and funding important priorities." -- 6. High-octane lies : "The American people need to have an honest assessment of [energy] issues." -- 7. Hot air : "We must address the issue of global climate change." -- 8. Stem cells and Star Wars : "This allows us to explore the promise and potential of stem cell research." -- 9. September 11 : "We must uncover every detail and learn every lesson of September the 11th." -- 10. Afghanistan : "[The] oppressed people of Afghanistan will know the generosity of America." -- 11. White-collar lies : "I first got to know Ken [Lay in 1994]." -- 12. Selling a war : "Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq Regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised." -- 13. Return of the tax policy cheat : "That sounds fair to me." -- 14. In Iraq : "We'll reveal the truth." -- Conclusion : how he gets away with it (so far) : "I believe everybody should be held responsible for their own personal behavior." -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Argues that George W. Bush has relied on deception to win political battles and has knowingly misled the American public to advance his policy initiatives.