The right is in a bit of a snit today over Scott McClellan’s book. Take this post at The Corner, by Seth Leibsohn, responding to McClellan’s charges that the White House undertook a “propaganda campaign” to tout the Iraq War and that the press was too soft on Bush during that period:
The evidence I’ve seen does in fact show that the administration had different justifications for the liberation of Iraq — but we saw them plainly and in the open before as well as after the invasion. The president, the secretary of state, the VP, and many others gave lots of reasons for the invasion of Iraq. There were international legal cases, there were public policy cases, there were national security cases all to be made. And they were. The idea that the press didn’t do its job and was too soft on the president — as McClellan writes — is, frankly, laughable. Raise your hand if you have any evidence that the press was too soft on the administration.
Raise your hand indeed.
[Thanks to TPM Reader JU for the link.]