NY Times takes 13 days to correct lie about Bush’s Iraq war coalition

Yeah, only two weeks to fix. I read this when the story came out and forgot to write about it. I’m pretty certain some other bloggers pointed it out immediately after it was published, but just today the New York Times published their correction.

In short, the New York Times continues the liberal meme that the Bush administration totally went into Iraq alone when it came to the liberation of Iraq. That’s a total lie and everyone knows it. The Times’ original story included this line.

Unlike Mr. Bush in the Iraq war, Mr. Obama has sought to surround the United States with partners.

A total lie.

The published correction.

An article on Sept. 11 about President Obama’s speech to the nation describing his plans for a military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, gave an incorrect comparison between efforts by the president to seek allies’ support for his plans and President George W. Bush’s efforts on such backing for the Iraq war. The approach Mr. Obama is taking is similar to the one Mr. Bush took; it is not the case that, “Unlike Mr. Bush in the Iraq war, Mr. Obama has sought to surround the United States with partners.”

In fact, we had more partners during the Bush administration as compared to the current Obama administration’s efforts, plus we had multiple United Nations resolutions plus we had congressional authorization.

Stop rewriting history. Just stop.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Lynn on September 23, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Don’t they even know how to write a correction? What a disgusting display of hubris. The New York Times is beyond help, it is a cesspool of putrid hate for anything that does not fit their agenda.

  2. SeeingRed on September 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    The Left remains intellectually and morally bankrupt. One would think that with traditional MSM popularity hovering at levels formerly occupied by Satan, they would at least mask their intent.

    Ideology is tough that way.

  3. bien-pensant on September 24, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Mark Twain. In this case the NYT gave the lie a two-week head start.
    The truth does not matter to these leftists. What matters is serving the narrative and making Obama look good, and making Bush look bad.
    I bet the correction was buried in the back pages of the paper and not given any prominence.

  4. Dimsdale on September 26, 2014 at 11:28 am

    The “paper of record”. Yeah, right. Don’t want to rush these things. Best to wait until they are almost forgotten, and bury them on the obituary page.

    • bien-pensant on September 26, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Isn’t “paper of record” an oxymoron?

    • Dimsdale on September 29, 2014 at 10:03 am

      That’s what the quotation marks were for!! 😉


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