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Are Bush and Co. pathological liars, completely delusional or both?

One of the chief reasons why we cannot trust this administration is not only their lack of credibility but also their lack of ability to face or admit to reality. It is truly dumbfounding to watch the administration spin machine at work and it's truly frightening to be reminded that these are the people in charge of our country and our future. I cannot quite determine if they are just pathological liars, or are they completely delusional, or are they a combination of the two. Think Progress has the latest example:

Fox News Sunday Host Chris Wallace gave National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley three opportunities to admit Cheney made a mistake when he said the Iraqi insurgency was in its “last throes” last May.

Opportunity 1:

WALLACE: Since then, 462 American troops have died. The insurgency back in may was not in its last throes, was it?

HADLEY: One thing the president did in his speech on Wednesday was to try and be clear about who is the enemy, who we’re up against, and he categorized it really in three ways…

Opportunity 2:

WALLACE: But, Mr. Hadley, with respect — I don’t think you answered my question. Was the Vice President mistaken last may when he talked about an insurgency in its last throws given that 500 American troops have been killed since then?

HADLEY: The violence is continuing, as I said in my answer to the prior question. We made clear we thought the violence was probably going to go up in this period.

Opportunity 3:

WALLACE: Doesn’t that undercut the credibility of the administration, first of all, when the Vice President talks about last throes, last may, and clearly it turns out it was wrong, and with respect, there’s an unwillingness for you to admit it was a mistake then. A lot of people say this administration, even when it’s clearly mistaken is never willing to say it’s wrong. Was he wrong when he said that?

HADLEY: What I think we can say is there are indications that we are making progress against the insurgency.

The truth is that daily attacks on American troops by the insurgency are at their highest level ever. Hadley demonstrated, once again, that this administration can’t handle the truth and can’t admit a mistake.

...and that's why this will go down as the worst administration ever.


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