To the editor:
The Bush administration told America and the world last week that North Korea helped Syria build a nuclear reactor. Ah, the memories come flooding back:
¢ "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." - George Bush, March 17, 2003
¢ The Center for Public Integrity has listed 935 lies told about Iraq by Bush administration officials during 2003-2005.
¢ "America does not torture."- George Bush.
¢ A secret Justice Department opinion by Attorney General Gonzales was leaked, which gave Bush explicit authorization for torture (at the same time he was publicly denying it).
¢ Bush signed a presidential order in 2002 allowing the National Security Agency to monitor domestic Americans without a warrant. The day after this shocking abuse of power became public, Bush admitted that he had authorized it.
¢ Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
Did North Korea help Syria build a reactor, perhaps? Unfortunately, when you are a known liar like Bush and Cheney, no one believes you.
Daniel Patrick Schamle,