A post on the WyethWire mocking Instapundit as an adherent of Newspeak made me think a little bit about some of what we’ve seen this week. After months of statements calculated to link Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq to the 9-11 attacks, President Bush stated that there was “no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September the 11th.” Isn’t that just a little bit like “No, we’re not at war with Eurasia”?

Interesting that the confession, which has long been obvious to most people who paid attention to the fact that the 9/11 hijackers were Al Qaeda and not Saddam’s imperial guard—and led by Osama bin Laden (gee, whatever happened to him? Haven’t heard Bush say his name since, oh, last year some time), was made in response to a comment by the VP on Meet the Press that Iraq was the “geographic base” for the 9/11 terrorists. No, Dick, that would be Saudi Arabia…

Would it be too much to ask for an administration that would tell the truth?

Update: Ted Kennedy calls BS on the president. About time.