May 6, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

A Deadly Lie to Rival George W. Bush’s

Remember this? This was the lie of the last Republican administration. Donald Trump is terrible, but even he has to put some effort into catching up with George W. Bush’s all-time whopper, a lie told to America to justify invading a country that did us no harm and that led to the deaths of hundreds…

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Remember this? This was the lie of the last Republican administration.

Donald Trump is terrible, but even he has to put some effort into catching up with George W. Bush’s all-time whopper, a lie told to America to justify invading a country that did us no harm and that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

But the current president is trying, hard.

The White House is said to be moving to dismantle its Coronavirus Task Force even as other parts of the administration, according to the Times, anticipate as many as 3,000 pandemic-related deaths every day by June. The moral here seems clear: Trump’s work is done. All we can expect from him now is crowing about “Mission Accomplished.”

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John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

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