Bush's Critics Called "Revisionist"
June 10th, 2003
Efforts to counter those who have questioned if Iraq did in fact have Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) have taken a new turn. Those who have questioned President Bush's invasion of Iraq are not just unpatriotic and misguided, they have been accused of something altogether more serious. According to a Reuters report, June 10, 2003:
‘White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, and other U.S. officials, including national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, accused critics of "revisionist history" in questioning whether Iraq had banned weapons.
"What the president has said is because it's been the long-standing view of numerous people, not only in this country, not only in this administration, but around the world, including at the United Nations, who came to those conclusions," Fleischer said. "And the president is not going to engage in the rewriting of history that others may be trying to engage in."’
Whether they realise it or not, elements in the White House have just given revisionist historians a massive boost of credibility.
Last updated 29/06/2004