Tell George W. Bush: It's Time to Come Clean

Once again, the Bush White House is trying to keep the truth from the American people.

It’s now clear that President Bush’s chief strategist and political henchman, Karl Rove, was involved in revealing the identity of an important undercover CIA operative two years ago – solely to punish her husband, a diplomat, for telling the truth about the administration’s fraudulent case against Iraq.  A special prosecutor is trying to get to the bottom of it, but the White House keeps stonewalling. It’s time for Bush to come clean on Karl Rove’s actions – and this is a chance to tell him so.

George W. Bush and Karl Rove would like the public debate to be about whether a law was technically broken.  But the real issue is: What’s going on inside the White House that can’t stand the light of day?

Why did the Administration mislead the public about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? Why were companies like Halliburton – where Dick Cheney got rich as CEO – quietly given billions of dollars in no-bid contracts to rebuild Iraq? Why did the Administration fight tooth and nail to hide from the American people the records of energy policy meetings between Cheney and big energy corporations? Who told Karl Rove the identity of the CIA agent and why? These cases reveal a pattern of deceit and cover-up that undermine our democracy.

The Administration has shown over and over an eagerness to mislead the public and then refuse to be accountable when caught. Their answer is to attack those who stand up for the truth.

The country cannot afford another Watergate. It’s time for Bush to stop dissembling and tell the American people the truth. Join with me in demanding that Bush come clean on Karl Rove’s leaks jeopardizing national security! And please share this email with others who are outraged by this Administration’s actions.

Joan Claybrook

March 23, 2019


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