McClellan Will ‘Come Out the Stronger’
Global op-ed and editorial reaction to major events in the United States usually takes a day or two – as is the case of Scott McClellan’s explosive look inside the Bush White House and it’s decision-making process.
This editorial from the Khaleej Times of the United Arab Emirates seems to disagree with American pundits who forecast that McClellan will ‘never work again.’
“IT SEEMS that the outside world is less surprised than the White House about former Bush aide Scott McClellan’s coming clean, after suffering what appears to have been an uneasy conscience. … The former White House Spokesman’s book has greatly fueled suspicions shared by much of the world. … However strongly Bush & Co react, McClellan is likely to have the last laugh, not least because the increasing controversy will translate into more sales for his book. Since the international press is already out with hammer and tong for another go at the Bush lobby, he will come out the stronger.”
May 30, 2008
United Arab Emirates – Khaleej Times Original Article – English
IT SEEMS that the outside world is less surprised than the White House about former Bush aide Scott McClellan’s coming clean, after suffering what appears to have been an uneasy conscience. Though a good number of neocon-insiders have abandoned Bush’s ship of state over the long years of the war on terror, McClellan is unique. The former White House Spokesman’s book has greatly fueled suspicions shared by much of the world. From one who has been so close to the president since his days as the governor of Texas, charges that the Bush team deliberately formulated a false propaganda campaign to unleash an unjust war responsible for unprecedented misery is nothing short of damning.
Yet the White House has still has much to play with in its own defense. The simplest counter-argument is McClellan’s sudden change of heart – pointing to his often stubborn defense of Bush’s policies when he was drumming the official line. Even those who have given up the ill-fated neoconservative campaign have understandably sided with the White House, questioning McClellan’s past unflinching support and failure to come out into the open earlier.
READ ON AT WORLDMEETS.US, along with continuing foreign pres coverage of the controversy surrounding Scott McClelland and his new book.