Here's the Problem

The Counselor to the president blatantly lies on national television, parroting the same lie made by the president himself.

The Associated Press, in covering the White House's "flexibility" on Iraq, states:
Dan Bartlett, counselor to the president, said he was puzzled by the weekend report in The New York Times. The newspaper said a blueprint to be presented to al-Maliki by the end of this year would not threaten Iraq with a withdrawal of U.S. troops. But it reported that the administration was considering changing military tactics and contemplating possible penalties if benchmarks were not reached. The White House denied that troop strength would be affected by the Iraqis' ability or inability to meet benchmarks.


Bartlett, appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," said the top commanders there have not asked for more troops, but that Bush has made it clear that if they want them, they'll get them.

Appearing on CNN, he said setting a timetable for troop withdrawals would embolden the enemy, provide sanctuary for terrorists and threaten U.S. security. "That's something the president is not going to accept," Bartlett said.
Somehow, the CBS appearance, the comment, and the lie are never mentioned.

Considering that the lie has been all over the blogosphere, i.e., not easily missed, you'd think this would be mentioned. All of those examples were just off the top of my head; I'm sure there are tons of blogs talking about this today.

On the left, that is. On the right? Silence. I checked Instapundit, Wizbang, Malkin, LGF, Townhall... not a peep. Color me shocked.

Your Liberal Media, enabling the lies.

(Just like me, they cross-post to be, close to you)

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