Di bawah ini saya sertakan sedutan artikel dari Aljazeera.net terhadap buku What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception.
"Scott McClellan might have better served the American people by speaking out about the mistakes and blunders he witnessed in the Bush White House as they happened, rather than waiting several years and then turning a profit with a tell-all book.
But that would have required McClellan, who press secretary for George Bush, the
president, to resign, and honorable resignation is no longer part of the American political tradition. US
Alas, the most recent resignation for the sake of honour by a high-level American official was back in April, 1980. That is when Cyrus Vance, Jimmy Carter's secretary of state, quit to protest the botched hostage rescue attempt in
And let us not forget the principled
newsman Jerald terHorst, who quit as Gerald Ford's press secretary the day Ford pardoned Richard Nixon. Scott McClellan could have used a bit of terHorst's testicular fortitude." Michigan