May 29th, 2008
04:58 PM ET

Your questions for McClellan?


FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan is now talking, and everyone but the White House is listening.

McClellan strongly defended his critical memoir about the Bush Administration in a TV interview this morning. He said the president decided to go to war against Iraq shortly after the 9-11 attacks. He said Mr. Bush did not review all the evidence before making his decision and instead relied on his gut.

McClellan said he became "disillusioned" with the administration once he realized he was being used as a pawn in a much larger political game. He said the president and his aides operated in a "permanent campaign culture", which caused them to ignore the facts leading up to the war once those facts didn't fit their picture and advance their political agenda.

McClellan says the tipping point for him was the CIA leak case, particularly when he found out that it was the president himself who had secretly declassified parts of an intelligence report about Iraq, enabling Scooter Libby to leak classified information that bolstered the case for war to the media. These are damning revelations in light of Bush's repeatedly condemning the selective release of secret intelligence information.

McClellan says the low point of his job was being ordered to tell the press that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby were not involved in leaking CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to the press. A criminal investigation later revealed that they were.

Critics call McClellan a turncoat, a sellout and a disgruntled former employee. The White House has called his book puzzling and sad, and some former colleagues want to know why McClellan never voiced any of these doubts earlier. His former deputy, Trent Duffy, says McClellan owes his whole career to President Bush yet he's "stabbing him in the back... and dancing on his political grave for cash."

Scott McClellan will be a guest in the Situation Room tomorrow.

Here’s my question to you: What would you ask Scott McClellan?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Cathy from Sunrise Beach, Missouri writes:
Would you testify under oath in an impeachment hearing for President Bush and V.P. Cheney on what was going on in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq?

Tom from Tucson, Arizona writes:
My question to him would be: Many have said that you were not fit for the job of press secretary when you were in the job. What seemed to get you there was your rock solid loyalty to the man sitting in the oval office. What was the price tag for selling out your only friends in politics?

Jinpa from Texas writes:
Not yet having read your book, Mr. McClellan, can you elaborate with more detail just what role V.P. Dick Cheney played in the deceptive practices of which you speak in your book? Is he as shifty, cold and under-handed as he appears to those of us on the outside?

Shelly from Ohio writes:
Since you knew the information about Iraq and WMD was false, do you not feel it was your obligation to the American people to speak up? After all, the American people were the ones paying your paycheck, not George Bush. I feel you should take the proceeds from your book and give them to the U.S. troops who have PTSD and other mental illnesses due to their service in the Iraq war.

Frank from Venice, Florida writes:
Would you help put some of these people in jail?

Jake from New Jersey writes:
Sure, why not speak up before and save a couple hundred thousand lives from displacement, distress or destruction when you can hold out until now and make a couple hundreds thousand dollars instead? Ah, the American way...

Robert writes:
Scott, Have you got a bodyguard?

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  1. Mike, Syracuse NY

    if you were so disenchanted by Bush's policies, why didn't you object at the time, or resign in protest?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  2. Terry in Hanover County

    What did you know and when did you know it and why didn't you tell someone sooner?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  3. Jayne in NH

    How do you sleep at night knowing you might have prevented the deaths of 4,085 United States soldiers and the loss of upwards of 100,000 innocent, Iraqi civilians? All you had to do was go public when it mattered.

    May 29, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  4. Bob Lucas Pittsburgh

    How could you look at yourself in the mirror after your press conference performances?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  5. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Haven't you ever heard of the Whislte Blowers Act?
    What took you so long to bring this to light?
    It reduces your credibility somewhat–when your motives for a tell-all book appear to be profit (enourmous profit) driven.

    I believe rational Americans already presumed–what you presume to substantiate.

    Your book–like your career will end up in the toilet.

    May 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  6. Conor in Chicago

    Will you testify?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  7. Anthony Smith

    Why did you kiss butt for so many years while getting paid for it when you knew it was all a lie? Now you come out with a book to make more money? Whistleblowers only have validation if they complain while employed. You are a typical Republican...classless!!!

    Wildwood Crest, NJ

    May 29, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  8. AZM

    How much money did the publisher offer you to release the book now? How much was your loyalty worth in cash because if it were about honor you would have said something right away?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  9. Scott, PA

    Who do you plan to vote for in November?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  10. Shirley-Ohio

    Well Jack, what I would ask him is why did he allow Bush to send boys and girls and men and women into a war that we did not need to have to be killed for no reason?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  11. Rex in Portland, Ore.

    What is your recipe for egg salad?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  12. Ed Reed

    Having helped "sell" the unnecessary war in Iraq and 4,100 of our troops have been killed and 30,000 wounded because of it, do you have trouble sleeping at night?

    Ed Reed
    Port Aransas, TX

    May 29, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  13. mark in arizona

    ask him why he said all the same things about O'Neill's book in 2004 criticizing the rush to war, that are now being said about his own book?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  14. Charles Liken, Lansing, MI

    What was Dick Cheney's part in the decision to invade Iraq and what did it have to do with oil?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  15. Kevin in Mass

    What is your reason for your big change of heart? Why now? What do you expect to gain? It sounds like pure revenge to me, but then I didn't read it and am going strictly on soundbites.

    May 29, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  16. Richard Canada

    Scott? How many books have you sold so far?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  17. Cliff

    Haven't yet read your book but history seems to have proven you correct on Iraq and the CIA portion but it's easy to write history after the fact. I have only one question after watching your interview. Do you really believe George Bush is smart enough to run this country?
    Cliff, Ky.

    May 29, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  18. Tom, Avon, Maine, The Heart of Democracy

    My question for Scott McClellan is:

    Will you testify against Karl Rove and Scooter Libby if they are charged with treason for exposing the identity of one of our CIA agents?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  19. Helen from Mifflin County, PA

    Did everyone in the White House really believe we were fooled by their lies? Do people at that level totally discredit the intelligence of most Americans? By the way in case you haven't heard this reality check – we are in a recession, not a slow down!

    May 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  20. Ryan, Champaign IL

    I would thank Mr. McClellan for thinning the White House lies with a bit of truth, and ask him who in the Bush administration is criminally negligent as opposed to incompetant.

    May 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  21. Jerry -Roselle, Illinois

    When you left the White House, how did they get that "Battery
    Operated Robot" out of your brain, that they implanted?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  22. Larry from Georgetown, Tx

    Are you having a good day today?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  23. alexa, Lovettsville, Va

    Scott, you didn't tell me anything I already didn't know since the first day that Bush/Chaney started banging the war drums. However, my gut feelings about the administration were meaningless in the grand scheme of things, your knowledge however, was not. A true patriot would have come forth immediately. You did not. That makes you no better than the people you were working for, who in my opinion should be charge with war crimes.

    May 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  24. Major Michael in Lorton, Virginia

    My question is how could you continue to work for an Administration and put on the public face of the President when you knew all the time that you were ill-serving the American people?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  25. cory orlando,fl

    who do you think should be arrested in the white house and why ?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  26. mitch martin arkansaw

    i would like to know if he thinks the current administration should be allowed to stay in office ,with their constant threats and innuendos about iran?are these threats ,from iran,real ,or are they more bush administration spin?is bush still in campaign mode for mccaign?sorry,jack,i know that's three.i couldn't help myself.it's the first time we've heard the truth ,from someone in this secret administration.

    May 29, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  27. James in Cape Coral, FL

    How many different friends and co-workers do you expect the Bush administration to put in front of the cameras over the next few weeks to attempt to show how you and the rest of America are nothing more than disgruntled and confused about the inner workings of a White House we all know is functioning for the people?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  28. Bernie of Lowell, MA

    What event was the turning point that convinced you to tattle?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  29. David, Orlando, FL

    If you, while working inside the WH didn’t know what was going on around you during those years, you must be deaf, dumb and blind. Considering that 100 million of us out here knew, what is the excuse for your complete and total ignorance of what was happening on a daily basis?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  30. Mary - California

    Why would you even take a position of Press Secretary and receive all the benefits and salary from the Bush Administration, if you knew that business was not being conducted honestly and correctly? In spite of what the Bush Administration represents today, going behind his back and revealing all that took place in a book, is hardly civilized!

    May 29, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  31. Jerry from Fayetteville, TN

    I wouldn't ask him anything. I'd just call him rude names – not because I sympathize with the Bushies, but because he found his "honor" when it became profitable to him. What a sleaze.

    May 29, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  32. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    This book deserves McClellan's signature. I'd like to know if McClellan will have a book signing event and where?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  33. Karen - Branson MO

    How can politicians, press secretaries, government workers, etc. avoid pressures on the job (and I know this happens in the general public on the job) to do what he or she knows to be unethical? What avenues are there for "whistle blowing" yet avoid being fired or having the person's integrity protected?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  34. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    I would just like to know why he didn't write this book sooner! A lot of lives might have been saved had he done so.

    May 29, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  35. Cynthia

    Is your reason for writing this book because of the number of lives lost, destroyed both mentally and physically, and the cost of this war to the American people?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  36. Marc, Toronto

    Will you take a Polygraph test? The Moment of Truth is looking for good interesting contestants.

    May 29, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  37. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    Et tu,Brutus?

    May 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  38. douglas gengler

    why did you not try stoping this costly war in both lives and money, befor it ever got started?

    doug in knoxville

    May 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  39. David in North Carolina

    What will be President Cheney's legacy?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  40. Marjorie

    Buyer's remorse, anyone?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  41. dennis hunter

    There are no questions to be asked of him just thank you. thank you for the truth only it should have come earlier and saved some of the 4,000 plus lives that have been lost and all the lives that have been ruined. it should tell the public the price we have to pay when our government and our elected officials have their own interest at stake and not we the people. we should put the bush twins or the chenney grandchildren in uniform and let them walk the walk the walk or sacrifice like our children but that will not happen because of their relatives are?????

    May 29, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  42. lou from Iowa

    What's coming next with this administration? Will they invade Iran and North Korea? How deep does this go and is it too late to prevent any of it?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  43. Annie, Atlanta

    Why now instead of when it could have really made a difference?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  44. Dan, NY

    I haven't heard weather his allegations are substantiated by any physical evidence like emails records or memos or briefing notes, things like that. I'd like to ask him if they are.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  45. Tina (Ft Worth)

    Where was your backbone back then? Why now? Apparently your conscience starting eating at your poor judgement. It is too bad you had to wait and let thousands of young men and women die for a worthless cause. I hope you have to live with this for all your lifetime and you never forget for not speaking up.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  46. Len Albuq New Mexico

    Do you believe George W. Bush should be impeached and why does Dick Cheney have such disrespect and contempt for the American people?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  47. Debbie,NJ

    I wonder how the Bush Administration sleeps at night knowing that their propaganda has claimed the lives of over 4000 American troops, maimed hundreds and caused the suicide of another 100+. I guess you couldn't sleep that's why you wrote your book. To your knowledge did they ever discuss any remorse about this decision to go to Iraq?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  48. Winston in Berrien Springs, Michigan

    Why in the World would I want to ask Fibber McClellan a question? I hate being lied to.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  49. Gerald, Monroe Co. WV

    How do you sleep at night? Ambien?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  50. Ally - New York

    Did our “addiction to foreign oil” contribute to the Iraqi invasion - as widely believed by many Americans and the rest of the world? If yes, when will I feel the effects at the pump because I just spent $85.00 bucks to fill up?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  51. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    If I buy your book, would you autograph it for me? 🙂

    May 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  52. Eleanor

    Sorry my first post was not well defined .First off I commend Scott for being honest in his book knowing how the
    White house crowd would feel about it
    My question to Scott is *if you had to do the Job as press secretary all over again knowing what you know now, in all good conscience would you do it again*!

    May 29, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  53. Robert W. Brooks


    My question to McClellan would be "Colin Powell seemed to have a lot of disagreements with both the president and the Secretary of Defense. Why did Colin Powell really leave?

    Forest, VA

    May 29, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  54. Patricia

    Look, McClellan would never have had the power to stop the war in Iraq from happening. But, what he could have done was resign as press secretary & gone on every news show & told everybody everything he knew. Mr. McClellan is guilty of not caring about this country more than he cared for his friends in high places.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  55. Ginger Colorado

    better late than never, I guess. He didn't tell us anything anyone with an IQ over 90 didn't already know.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  56. Dave of Oregon

    What is it like being "sour grapes" or disgruntled! This White House has had more of these types of individuals than probably any other!

    May 29, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  57. Joshua P. from North Carolina

    Who's gonna back up your story in other words who is next to defect for the Bush White House? Barney the dog?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  58. Tony Wallace

    if you wrote a book that confirmed everything that The President said, no one would buy it. So did you write the book tabloid style so that you would make more money?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  59. Frank

    That answers the question wether we are currently in a recession. People will do anything to make money, including selling out your friend.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  60. Dan, Chantilly Va

    Given that you apparently had no regard for human life in the past, why should I believe this book is anything but a way to make a quick buck?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  61. H. D. Linton

    I'd ask Mr McClellan to remind his critics of the (apparently easily forgotten) charged national atmosphere (created by and for the administration) in the pre-Iraqi invasion days. You (Joe Shome, never mind a WH Staffer) were a treasonist bastard in those days to utter anything unfavorable of the Bush administration. While on the general subject: there probably wouldn't frigging be a United States of America if it weren't for the French.

    H. D. Linton
    Macon, GA

    May 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  62. Bruce St Paul MN

    Shoot the messenger. That seems to be the standard procedure for the Bushies when criticized. They are also starting to repeat the refrain of The CIA told us there were WMD. Pathetic. Since his ex-buddies are willing to throw him under the bus, would he be willing to speculate on why he thinks we went to Iraq? Would he at least be willing to connect the dots between those calling for war and those profiting from the war? If he is saying the President did not intetionally lie, who exactly was pulling the strings? Dick? Condi? Rummy?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  63. Raj, Toronto

    What does he think about the neo conservative agenda?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  64. Prince /New Orleans

    I would ask him why didn't he title his book "Better Late than Never"

    May 29, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  65. Maggie Muggins From Selwyn

    Do you feel it should be reasonable to assume most of the Republican insiders should have been aware of the administration's lack of honesty for justifying the invasion of Iraq including but not limited to John McCain therefore they should all be held responsible for all the needless death and destruction they have caused.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  66. Willow from Sheldon,Iowa

    I agree with you, Jack. Yesterday you commented that you wanted Wolf to ask Mr. McClellan about President Bush and cocaine. I googled Pres. Bush and Cocaine, and came up with about 200 sites. It was pretty interesting reading. That would be my question too. Let's see what he says.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  67. Dave - Boston

    1) How many bodyguards did you hire?
    2) Are you packing your firearm right now?
    3) Where would you like to be situated when placed in the witness protection program?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  68. Gabe , Sayre Pa.

    At what point,Judas, did you decide money was more important than truth and integrity?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  69. Adriene, NC

    What made you write this book? And why now?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  70. Darlene Philadelphia

    I don't want to ask him a thing. I want to thank him for validating somethings we all knew to be true.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  71. Wendy Theriault, Nashua, New Hampshire

    Are you willing to testify in open court?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  72. Thomas, Yo.town, OH

    I'd ask him what is opinions are of McCain, Clinton and Obama.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  73. Tony Wallace - Honolulu, HI

    If you wrote a book that confirmed everything that The President said, no one would buy it. So did you write the book tabloid style so that you would make more money?


    May 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  74. Michael

    Why did no one in the administration speak up at the time, including you, Mr. McClellan? It sure was obvious to a lot of us regular Americans that we were being fed a line of B.S. Tom Brokaw yesterday defended the media's lack of inquisitiveness as understandable in "the fog of war." C'mon, at least own your cowardice! People like Brokaw and McClellan put their own interests ahead of the country's. They protected their "thing", plain and simple, when their duty called on them to go out on a limb. If someone, anyone, with clout had been willing, WHEN IT MATTERED, to say "The Emperor has no clothes," we might have averted a catastrophic mistake that has hurt us in more ways than one can count.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  75. Ann, Newton, New Jersey

    Why couldn't you have been man and honest enough to get up on that podium and yell at the top of your lungs that the American people were being deceived by this President and we shouldn't take it any longer?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  76. Barbara B, Kingsport, TN

    Did you know this deception was taking place BEFORE you accepted the press secretary job? If so, why didn't you, even at the risk of your job, publicly share this knowledge to prevent the debacle and the loss of lives and treasure? I applaud you for standing up now, but for many, it's too little, too late.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  77. Richard in Denver Colorado

    I would ask him what other dirty tricks and lies he knows about and hasn't told us in this book. He could probably write a series of books which would rival Harry Potter. It's nice he grew a backbone now.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  78. Erin

    Where you just waiting for the approval rating to go so low that you no longer had to fear thugs like Cheney and the possibility of getting your kneecaps broken if you dared to speak out against "the family" ?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  79. Bruce Ketcham


    Ask Scott McCellan why he is so surprised to discover dishonesty in the Bush White House. No one else is.

    If he thinks the White House Press Secretary is anything more than a spinner and stonewall for the administration he is beyond naivete.

    Bruce in Arizona.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  80. Terry in Virginia

    Simply this: did you really think the spoiled, draft-dodging son of a president who had never successfully run anything in his life would make a good president? Of course you did. Stop acting like washing your hands gives you the moral high ground. If you had any integrity, you'd talk about why you supported Bush all those years without doing anything to change his administration.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  81. Stacy from Leesburg, VA

    Scott, are you sad that Bush did not say, “Good job, Scotty?”

    Seriously Scott, thank you for voicing your opinions, it seems like honesty is not a value treasured in America anymore. You are a Patriot, not a traitor. Continue to speak your mind! Don' t pay no mind to the mindless sheep of neo-conservatism.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  82. Gigi in Alabama

    Why didn't you do this when it would have done some good? You knew who outed Valerie Plame and kept silent and you knew that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice and that bunch were lying through their teeth yet you said nothing.
    I find you as despicable as the rest of them. You helped them bankrupt this country so that a few of their buddies could get richer. Here's hoping that you can sleep well at night. Were I in your shoes, I know that I couldn't.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  83. Tom, Ft Lauderdale

    I would like to ask ;
    1. What or where is the greatest accomplishment of the Bush administration
    2. Is America safer now than eight years ago.
    3. Are Americans better off than eight years ago

    May 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  84. gwinn

    My question is
    "When did you see the light before or after you left the White House
    and will Mccain do a better job."


    May 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  85. James

    Why did you not have the honesty and decency to disclose these absurbities back when they were taking place. Is it not a good newsman that brings out the truth to the American people or did you think that you were a newsman in China?

    James, MI

    May 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  86. chama

    When are you going to endorse Obama?


    May 29, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  87. R.W Graytown Ohio

    He said the media was not aggressive enough, would he have the answers if they were?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  88. Raymond Duke/Gatesville,Tx.

    I would ask him if you are so patriotic and loved america so much why didn't you speak out before getting replaced.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  89. Tom Huntington,NY

    First I'd ask him how he is holding up.

    Second I'd ask him what he left out of the book that the country should know.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  90. Steveda - Poconos, PA

    I only have two questions:
    If you knew that you were lying to the American people and that your boss was involved in a dishonest act that was costing billions of dollars and thousands of lives why didn't you quit and immediately share that info?

    Second question: Can you please turn around so I can see if there is even a trace of some backbone? I'm curious to see what holds you up.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  91. wendy Illinois

    It sounds like McClellan is the Judas of the republican party. And I doubt that many of his stories are actually true. He's trying to make a name for himself and what a way to do it.....by trying to bring down the Big Guy. He can kiss his political career good-bye......unless he's going to run over to the Obama campaign.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  92. Mary

    Scott why didn't you come forward years ago when it might have saved a few lives? Like a few million lives!

    May 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  93. Deb from Lancaster, PA

    I'd ask him two things:
    1) Would you voluntarily testify before Congress? and
    2) What else did you observe while you were there? This is likely just the tip of the iceberg.
    Oh, yeah. Before I asked him anything, I'd tell him how grateful I am that he has spoken up. As a former reporter, I always felt sorry for the Bush press secretaries, who obviously had to work under the "Mushroom Theory of Communication" which is:
    "Keep 'em in the dark, and feed 'em an occasional load of BS."

    May 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  94. Jan from Ohio

    Will you assist and/or testify in the (HOPEFULLY) up-coming bush/cheney impeachment proceedings?


    What the frick took you so long – and not come out in 2005 when it dearly mattered – to expose the truth of this historically corrupt administration?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  95. Winston in Berrien Springs, Michigan

    Why in the World would I want to ask Fibber McClellan a question Jack? I hate being lied to!

    May 29, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  96. Cliff D, VA.

    "What Happened" to make you write and publish the book at this time. To affect the election? Timed to make you the most money? to get back because you lost your job? To get notoriety?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  97. Peter in Alberta,Canada

    A good question to ask him would be: "Are you doing this just for the money and publicity, or are you trying to tell or warn the American people of something in a more subtle way?".

    May 29, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  98. Martha from Lake View, SC

    Seems like this White House tried hard to keep you from knowing much about their actions, and then they provided a script for you to follow while you kept the press and people at bay as they followed their chosen courses of action without having to be responsible to anyone else. Their attitude seemed to be "keep him stupid and then send him out with a script to take the heat". Are you angry because these people seemed to try to play a game with you and your reputation? Do you feel a little like these people were gleeful as they involved you and the American people in a cynical form of "Rope A Dope"?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  99. Chicago Bob from Illinois

    What did the President know and when did he know it?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  100. Harold from Anchorage

    Which was Bush's primary motivation for pushing us into this war: money or politcal power? And what about Cheney's?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  101. Ron San Diego

    Good Afternoon Scott:

    What motivated you to do this? I am not a Bush supporter. It appears that you supported the president as long as he served your purpose. Then when he no longer did, you desecrated him. I to think the president lied to get us into the war. That much is obvious. So as an American, I guess I did not need a book to tell me that. Who is the goose that laid the golden egg for you.

    Ron San Diego

    May 29, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  102. Sandra fromTexas

    Considering the fact that George Bush has been a total failure at everything he has ever been involved in, why did he think he would be a success as President.

    May 29, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  103. Edward from Ohio

    Do you feel guilty for being the public voice of the Iraq War? Do the clips of you lying by omission haut you today? Do you ever laugh at some of the crap you had to say to sell this fiasco?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  104. Russ from New Wilmington, PA

    Yea, I have a question: what took you so long?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  105. David, South Africa

    How did you have the egg on your face prepared? Fried or scrambled?

    May 29, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  106. Bob Fleming

    My question to Scott:

    Are you surprised to discover how much clout your critics say you had and failled to yield in an administration in which Rove says you were out of the loop?

    Bob Fleming
    Louisville, Ky

    May 29, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  107. Marty, Idaho

    Why did you write all of this, considering the backlash you had to know was coming?

    May 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  108. Steve from California

    Please ask McClellan who he voted for during theTexas Primary– Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama?

    May 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  109. June in Canada

    Coming to your senses late is better than never. I hope you've got some good bodyguards, you may need them.

    May 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  110. T. G. from the virgin islands

    If you were having doubts about the president's plans to invade Iraq, why didn't you speak up against it?

    May 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  111. Anne/Seattle

    Do you believe Dick Cheyney should be impeached?

    May 29, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  112. chet

    not again

    do we need to ask the President

    "what did you know and when did you know it"

    and remind them
    "it isnt the crime it is the coverup"

    do we need to pardon anouther president?

    May 29, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  113. Alma (Tennessee)

    I have three questions for him:

    1. Was there a correlation between having oilmen as Pres. and V.P.
    to the invasion of Iraq?

    2. Doesn't the buck stop with Bush, no matter what advice he was

    3. Why did you wait so long to come forward, and are your conscience
    now clear? Was loyalty worth the shame and the lost of innocent

    May 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  114. Moderate from Louisiana

    Did Vice President Chaney order the leak of Valerie Plames' name?

    May 29, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  115. Skip Francis


    You mentioned that the press may not have been effective in reporting on White house. I had always gotten the feeling the press was giving the white house the benefit of the doubt, as you had in the past. What kinds of things should the press have done to more effectively report the news we needed to know?

    May 29, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  116. James

    Where did the Buck stop in the George W. Bush administration?

    Who was in charge Bush or Chewney?

    I think I know the answer.

    May 29, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  117. dave

    Why didn't you come foward sooner, before we let this crook take the country too this devastating war. When it could have saved thousands of lives and billions of dollars. Why?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  118. meko b. winona,ms

    way to go scott. i do not blame u. i would have waited to say something too, do people know how hard it is to get a job in this economy.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  119. Audrey - Grayson Ga


    I am a Obama supporter, my question to you and your viewers.

    If Senator Clinton was ahead of Senator Obama in the presidential race, would she still be demanding that FL, and MI votes be counted???

    Since she does not want the voters of FL and MI to be disenfranchise.......

    Grayson, GA

    May 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  120. Stephanie B

    I watched almost all of Scott's spin and never believed him one iota! The journalists cannot be excused either for never taking him to task. I hope they can sleep at night when they think about the consequences of this administration's actions. It's been all about LIES.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  121. Rich Schubiger

    Is President Bush working with war profiteers such as weapon contractors and is he even trying to win iraq I believe the longer we're at war with iraq the more money he makes and that's why we didn't sucure fallujah.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  122. Mel Bakuy - Rancho Mirage, California

    Jack, I would ask him if all these confessions and accusations are the result of him feeling guilty or is this a payback for being deceived, Then I'd ask him if he would testify at any inquiry that might come up in the future and there should be plenty. Maybe even a war crimes tribunal. Oh! I forgot. Bush already had the republican congress pass a bill that He and his cohorts can not be tried for war crimes. Oh well we'll let the history do that

    May 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  123. MM - Atlanta

    Hi Jack,

    Mr. McClellan,

    Why did you decide to write this book now? Was it for personal or professional reasons?

    How would you like for American's to respond to the book?

    By the way, I think most of the people who are bashing you are hypocrites. I am sure that many of them have worked in places that were by far less powerful and did not speak up when things that were done that were wrong and unethical for fear of their jobs. I am also sure that they have absolutely NO CLUE what kind of position you were in when all of this was happening. Working for the most powerful government in the world and having access to certain kinds of information does not make it easy to disclose what you are saying now to just anyone. I am looking forward to reading your book as it confirms what I and many have thought all along!

    So to all of the angry bloggers, GET A CLUE. I would have like to see what you would have done.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  124. Tony Benitez of Phx, AZ

    Why didn't you speak out sooner, when it would have done some
    actual good.?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  125. Sandra Holt

    For Scott

    What would you say to the current White House Press Secretary about signing a loyalty oath to a President over a loyalty oath to the United States of America?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:09 pm |
  126. Jennifer Collins

    I would ask McClellon if he considers himself any better than those he is now bashing? I'm sure Patrick Fitzgerald would have appreciated some of the information he is now "selling". If McClellan decides to donate the profits from this book to charity then I might forgive him. At the moment I think he is nothing but a spineless weasel.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  127. Victor in Saanich, B.C. Canada

    Jack, doesn't it simply explain why there are WAY TOO many spokepersons who will simply say whatever [with a vested interest in keeping their highly paid jobs] and the state/ nation be damned??!!
    Scott, you spoke up – are you NOT surprised by the number of past and current sleazoids who attack your position??!! [With the hope of getting further employment somewhere down the road!!]

    May 29, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  128. Brendan, Arizona

    You said that you gave President Bush the benefit of the doubt in going to war. What did Bush say that first satisfied you and when did you start to question his credibility?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  129. James

    McClellan had a dillemma write the book or be poor.

    When was the last time you met a poor Republican?

    Its Like Phil Gramm giving you a mortgage. You lose!

    If not Obama then Rosevelt?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  130. Y from MI

    Have the US then gone to war illegally, as had been suggested in prior opinions, and who should - besides yourself - pay for it?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  131. Ellie-West Palm Beach, FL

    Should the media have been more "imaginative" in the questioning of Karl Rove's role in the Iraq war and/or the CIA leak case? If so, what kinds of questions would you have expected from the meida?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm |

    What happened that maide you decide to write your book and Who or what was the lichpin made you decide to let the Bush Administration feel your wrath?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  133. Beverly Lopez

    "what took you so long?

    Bev from the Upper Peninsula, of beautiful Michigan
    Village of Bruce Crossing (one area code covers the entire UP)

    May 29, 2008 at 5:13 pm |
  134. Janet; Phoenix, Arizona

    I would ask him why it took so long to tell us this stuff!

    May 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm |
  135. Y from mi

    Also, you have been dismissed by current and past colleagues, both inside the White House and among the Washington Press Corp, not because you are off-based but that they are understandably defensive regarding their lack of courage throughout. Do you fully expect Dana Perino to also tell all after she leaves her present stint on the podium?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm |
  136. Linda

    Who, if anyone, was the conscience of this administration?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm |
  137. MANDY, California

    So, knowing what you know now, who would you want as President this election year: McCain, Clintn or Obama? And why?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm |
  138. Nathan I.

    When you realized you were being used, the way you claim to be, why didn't you just resign?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  139. pat piquera

    How does speaking-out personally helps you?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  140. Jon from Tempe, Az

    I would like to ask him in light of what he has written does he still support the Republican party. Does he support Obama, McCain, Barr, or Nader?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  141. Julie

    My question to Scott McClellan would be....

    Why couldn't you have waited until September or October to release the book? That would have given a bigger impact.

    Palm Harbor, FL

    May 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  142. peter reilly brevard,n.c.

    Why is loyalty valued over integrity in politics?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  143. Johnny Marks

    "Would you sign my copy of your book?"

    May 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  144. Kyle

    Why did you betray President Bush like that? You said you were just a pawn in his plan. His policies may be bad, but to go around making crazy accusations like that, why?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  145. Mitch, Texas

    I would ask Scott, if the current Bush, was trying to finish the job of Bush 1. It's what everyone in the US believes anyway.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  146. Jamie

    Scott, do you believe that the president and vice president should be impeached, be tried for war crimes, or both?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  147. Elliot

    Should Bush and Cheney be impeached?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  148. Don Parker, Phoenix, AZ


    Given what he knows, there's only one question for Scott McClellan: Do you think President Bush and/or Dick Cheney should be prosecuted for war crimes?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  149. Kristine from Connecticut

    Did Bush try cocaine, ever? When did you first think to write this book?
    That's 2 but I am a Gemini...LOL..thanks for listening, I'll be watching~

    May 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  150. J. Anderson

    Which is more important, truth or loyalty?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  151. Michael

    Would he have testified in impeachment proceedings, and does he think they should have been brought against either Cheney or Bush?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  152. jeff Overland Park, KS

    What else do you know, that you didn't include in the book, that we, the American People should know or are entitled to know.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  153. William Graves

    Why didn't you see through Bush's lies when you served in his administration as governor of Texas? It seems that Bush either changed for the worsr upon becoming President, or that you put personal gain ahead of principles.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  154. Jack Seminole, FL

    Is there any chance that you will team up with Michael Moore and make a movie based on your book?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  155. jamie from new jersey

    why didn't you say this before? how come you just said it now?Were you thinking about saying what you said earlier but then changed your mind? Do you ever regret saying what you said? if you didn't resign would you still speak out?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  156. Glory, Arkansas

    Jack, how and when did going to war in search of weapons of mass destruction change to going to war to liberate Iraq?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  157. Jerry A. Upstate NY

    Do you believe Bush and Chaney should be prosecuted like the average American?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  158. Lynn from Iowa

    So while the enemy was paying your paycheck, how many times during your tenor did you ever think to turn these people in and rise above them to turn them in. Why did it take you so many years later, after it is too late, to decide to come forward?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  159. Al in Camarillo

    Jack, there is only one question that is of interest to me..."Mr. McC, Do you know of any instance where the President and/or the Vice President outright lied to the American people?"

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  160. Jeff C - Cleveland Ohio

    I would ask him if he has any eveidence that could be used in a criminal prosecution against White House staff.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  161. James

    When you're so close to the president, it must be impossible to be able to voice your opinions, and get justice done. Colin Powell resigned early, but what good does that do? Injustice still carries on, those that outed it, are slandered and ostracized. My question is do you regret what you did?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  162. Jason Lenoir - Raleigh, N.C.

    McClellan Question:

    Did the Bush Administration forcibly – under threat of prosecution – make you spread "false press propaganda" or lies for their own political agenda ?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  163. Al

    You were a person in an excellent position to call into question George Bush's stated reasons for going to war in Iraq. Do you now feel guilty for not having spoken up when it could have made a difference?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  164. Bill

    Did George Bush do anything that could be considered a crime?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  165. Yannick - Miami, FL

    Why does he currently feel the urgent need to connect with the public, long after he had been used as a puppet to spread propaganda to us? Does he feel that he can now get his soul back?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  166. Joe, Binghamton, NY


    I would ask Scott McClellan: "What can we do to change politics as usual with a government that is not truthful to its citizens?" Does he think we, the citizens want to know the truth?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  167. roy in wisconsin

    I have no questions for scott, I just want to thank him for having the decency and backbone to come forward!Obviously he could not live the lies any longer, just like all the general's who have left and told there story! these people are theTRUE HERO"S! God Bless them!

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  168. Janet

    I would simply ask him, why didn't you have the balls to bring this to the attention of the American people while it was happening?


    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  169. Kristen

    Considering that you didn't speak up in opposition to the war when it began, do you feel at all responsible for the deaths of U.S. troops in Iraq?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  170. Louise Reilley

    I would like to ask Scott McLellan if he thinks George Bush or Dick Cheney have committed any illegal acts.


    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  171. Bruce Marshall

    I would like to know from Scott McClellan how much influence VP Chaney has had on the Bush Administration?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  172. Shara Bose-Shishkina

    I would love to Tank Scott for finally finally seeing the light?! Our country has been railroaded into financial, social, and emotional oblivion thanks to this administration. By scaring the American public into a war that was clearly uncalled for, do you think there is finally enough ammo to impeach the Bush-Cheney gang?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  173. Andrew Kay

    Would you support any effort to bring criminal charges against George Bush and Dick Cheney? Do you think it would even be feasible to do so given the majority of the GOP's blind and seemingly undying allegiance to the administration?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  174. gary kaposta

    Jack, Scott Mcclellan exhibits character when he tells the truth against all odds from the criminal Bush/Cheney cabal.

    Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and money, money can take wings. The only thing that endures is character.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  175. Jason Lenoir - Raleigh, N.C.

    McClellan Question:

    Did the Bush Administration forcibly – under threat of prosecution – make you spread “false press propaganda” or lies for their own political agenda ?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  176. Dee from Canada

    Where Colin Powell fits into all of this? It seems he was able to get out when he realized things were not kosher.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  177. Mark california

    In your opinion, should Prez. Bush be impeached?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  178. S from Georgia

    My only question to Scott M. would be:
    Are you willing to testify in front of Congress under oath to what you witnessed?

    S from Georgia

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  179. clint warren mich.

    I can almost bet the mortgage you have more scott, when will what happened II come out I can't wait and I haven't even read what happened!

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  180. Ray

    jack, I'd ask him who he's voting for in november.. that should attach a piece of the puzzle

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  181. Neo Anderson

    My question to Mr. Clellan would be "Are you comfortable with your position in history?"

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  182. ajks

    Did you wait so long because of the political connections of other members of your family? If what you say is true, I hope you can get some personal peace now.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  183. Chris Winham

    My question for Scott Meclelland would be this. If the revealing of the identity of a CIA agent is considered TREASON than why are Rove and Cheney not in jail awaiting execution?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  184. David

    Will you testify against Libby and Rove? Will you testify in the impeachment of Bush?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  185. Susan Welch

    Your story loses credibility since you will likely profit nicely from its telling. Would you consider donating all proceeds from the sale of the book to the victims in the tale? Valerie Plame – or people (troops or Iraqis) who have lost their lives or families?

    Now THAT would be an admirable thing.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  186. Deb


    What is the truth behind Colin Powell's departure? (Did they put a horse's head in that man's bed to keep him quiet?)

    DR, New York

    May 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  187. Izzy

    I want to ask McClellan: In the way McCain keeps focusing on Bush's war baby only, if he sees a continuation of the bush/cheney white house with total avoidance of U.S. taxpayers' real needs? Why doesn't he ask what the rest of us have needed since bush stole the white house?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  188. Elizabeth from Chicago, IL

    Is it true that Bush knew about the attack that was going to happen on September 11 before it happened? Also, How Amendments or laws did he really break?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  189. Daniel Muforo

    Did you know about these informations while you were in office and kept mute for fear of losing your job? Why speak out now?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  190. Ben

    One Word -> Redemption
    The White House Press Secretary, especially for the Bush Administration has to be one of the worst jobs possible. His revelations are not surprising. There is a time and a place for everything, and coming forward with his point of view is not only his first amendment right, but has more to do with him washing of the guilt off is soul, than with making cash. I doubt he'll make considerable sums off this book despite the free promotion the media is giving him.

    ben – nyc

    May 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  191. Noor

    Question: Will you reject all the revenue from the sales of your book to prove to people that you are writing this book because you want to be honest and not because you want to make a whole pile of cash?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  192. Kim Caldwell

    I believe you, but why didn't you speak out at the moment you knew you had to tell a lie to the American people? Why didn't you get some guts then, resign your job in protest, and save some lives. Now, you just look like someone trying to make a buck without backbone or courage. Sad. Very sad character. Your voice at the right moment in history could have saved thousands of lives, but when it counted, you did nothing. I hope you enjoy your money from the book; I won't be buying it.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  193. Wally, Lorain, Ohoi


    I believe that your book sincerely expresses the truth as you see it now, and confirms what many have suspected all along. Unfortunately, you remind me of the victim of sexual harassment who never lets on that the comments she is subjected to bother her in the least. Had you and your like-minded colleagues had the gumption to express your concerns at the time, perhaps we would not be stuck in this terrible quagmire. My question to you is, why did you hide your light under a bushel at a time when its illumination would presumably have done more than merely sell books?

    Lorain, Ohio

    May 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  194. Darin, MI


    The White House says that this book does not sound like the Jack that they used to know, therefore the statements are false. Even though your straightforwardness is a little ill timed to say the least, how does the timing of your statements make them any less true?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  195. greg lancaster, tx

    You knew that the administration was fabricating a case for war and said nothing while it was happening. Do you feel partly responsible for the 4000 dead Americans because you did not do your part to speak out at that time?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  196. L. Stowell

    What do you have to say about the mental health of George W. Bush?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  197. Sal T. New Orleans

    A lot of us got nauseated when Ari Fleischer was Press Secretary and the there was no way to get a straigh answer from him.
    Did Mclleclan get queasy when his boss, Ari Fleischer, was spinning the truth from the podium to the point that it was unrecognizable once he was done with it? If not, why not?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  198. John Harris

    Mr. McClellen, during your tenure at the White House, did you ever discuss your feelings with President Bush off the record. Did you ever once express your discord with what was happening around you?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  199. Dennis from Phoenix

    Hey Scott...do you have any more good stuff like this to share with the country and the world? Your book confirms what most Americans really already knew regarding the treachery and crimes of the Bush / Cheney / GOP crime administration. The timing of your book is of no consequence as those who refuse to believe GOP lies also happen to understand that there is no statute of limitations to coming clean and letting the truth set you free. It feels good to have a clear conscience as opposed to living GOP power lies. This current genre of Republicans in power is more faithful to the Republican Party as opposed to being faithful to the USA and the US Constitution. Keep waiving the flags of truth Scott.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  200. Rodney

    Why are you "telling the truth" now when you have a book out? Did you all of a sudden give a D*mn about what's right and what's wrong. You're too late now we already know about the lies and BULLS*IT! that was given to the public by this Lame Government!!. I guess he thinks he's doing the right thing now huh? What do you think MR.Cafferty?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  201. John Coutlangus

    Ask him about 'spin'. How does he reconcile spin vs telling the whole truth. This is one American who would like straight answers for a change.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  202. Janet from Little Rock, Arkansas


    I would like to ask Scott McClellan if he now believes that George Bush and his errant Vice President are guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and, if so, whether both should be impeached? Kudos to Scott McClellan for speaking out against the actions of the Bush regime regardless of what his motive may be.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  203. Allen Piening

    Dear Scott,
    Is it possible that George W. Bush took us to war to show his father that he could take out Sadam while his father did not have the courage to? This is a theory that I have developed from reading extensively about the lives and relationships between Bush the father and Bush the son. I am convinced that the Saudis gave both Bushes the same advicce: If you take out Sadam, be prepared to be embroiled in a multiyear disaster.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  204. Michael H.

    Since Scott is so close to GWB and the bush family Why doesn't he talk about the real reason we went to war – Oil –
    I would love to know how much oil related stock, Scott and the GWB family trust has. I can't imagine how they are reaping the harvest from control of the Iraqi oil.
    He's not telling the whole of what he knows.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  205. Noah- Claremont, CA

    I am not sure why this book is being considered a "bombshell"- all of these stories about the Bush administration seem like old news. My question to Scott- Can you tell us something we didn't already know?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  206. Winston

    Jack, I love your show!!! First I would make a statement, Scott– they lied to you, they made you lie, the least you can do is make all the money you can from their evil! Then I would ask, Scott, would you please, please tell us the rest of the story, the stuff we don't know please, you have already gone this far, would you please tell us the rest?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  207. Sue -Idaho

    Have you spoken to Bush since leaving the WH? If so, did you tell him you were writing a book?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  208. Charles

    I would like to know if Scott sent an autographed copy of his book to George Bush and what the president thought about it.

    Toronto, ON

    May 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  209. Richard Teremi Sr.


    I just finished reading LT. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez's new book " Wiser in Battle " a soldiers story. It too is critical of the wars handling and I am wondering if Scott McClellan has read any or all of this book which is in some ways similar to his feelings about the Administrations handling of his ability to complete his mission in Iraq after Tommy Frank's pulled out of the theater of conflict?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  210. Barry from TN

    why should we believe you now after all those cover ups at press conferences?

    why write a book instead of just coming out and telling the public what happened?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  211. Ilona in AB

    When did you decide to write a book about the current administation and their pack of lies?? (It seems inconsequential now.)

    Why were you not a whistle blower sooner when it mattered? (When information might have been consequential).

    May 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  212. Bob J.

    Seeing you had all this information, do you think with what you know sholud Bush be IMPEACHED?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  213. rostand melhy,new jersey

    hi jack; i would like to thanks him first for his effort to ask to the americans people some apologies which i accept by the way.
    but most important i would like to know if he can endorses barack obama for president in order to show to the american people how much he is ready for a change we can believe in.and at the end i would ask him if there is a difference between bush and john mc cain, which i know it is not diffrenece so ever.thanks jack

    May 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  214. Earl Clark

    I'll pass on the question to McClellan as I feel he's been given too much free publicity for being spineless when this country needed him the most.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  215. Mary Klassen

    My question for Scott McClellan is this: Who wanted him gone from his job at the White House, or was it entirely his own desire to leave? Mary Klassen, Mountain Lake, Minnesota

    May 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  216. Ann

    My question is simple: Wh are you voting for in November?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  217. Amiel

    Would your opposition to white house decissions matter at the time? And, if they did would your title have been more prestigous than press secretary? Did anyone of the white house leaders give you a nod and wink when they sent you out to tell massve lies? Who is the biggest liar in the white house?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  218. George Sullivan

    How does anyone know what Scott says is the truth???? Cafferty will because he wants it to be. Great timing for the release of Scott's lies. They are dollar motivated.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  219. Wayne Dottin

    I am a Canadian who's thouroughly enjoying your 2008 Primaries. I must admit that your 2008 primary is better than "As the world turns". If I were an American, I would ask Scott, knowing what he knows now, how would he advise the new president on a withdrawal strategy from Iraq. (Providing it is a Democrat)

    Toronto, Canada

    May 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  220. Pamela

    We support you, Scott McClellan!

    How courageous you are to step up to the atrocities.

    I know thousands whom also support you. We do not the country weakened ANY MORE!
    We do not deserve to sit and suffer in silence.

    How can we join you to stop the war on our civilians going on under the coverups?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  221. Shelly , Ohio

    Since you knew the information about Iraq and WMD was false. Do you not feel it was your obligation to the American people to speak up? After all the American people were the ones paying your paycheck not George Bush. I feel you should take the proceeds from your book and give it to the US soliders who have PTSD and other mental illness due to their service in the Iraq war. You shouldn't benefit from your in ability to stand up for the truth.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  222. James Frostick

    Since you fell the war was wrong and you did not try to stop it then. How much of your royalties are you willing to donate to help wounded soldiers rehabilitation or for the children’s education of died father or mother soldiers from the Iraq war?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  223. John Lowrey

    I would ask him the question that no person has yet had the nerve to ask. Namely, how much do you think Saddam's unsuccessful attempt to kill George H.W. Bush had to do with George's determination to take him out? Tell me "none" and I have got a bridge to sell him.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  224. Ellie in MT

    How did these guys get away with it for all these years?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  225. Samuel Kramer

    Tell the truth, period.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  226. Darin, MI


    The White House says that your book does not sound like the Scott they used to know, therefore the statements are false. Although your straightforwardness is ill timed to say the least, how does the timing of your statements make them any less true?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  227. Willie L. Newkirk

    I would like to ask Scott, why did you wait this long to finally come out and tell the truth about those guys in the white house?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  228. IY, Florida

    To Mcllelan;
    If you spoke out during your service, where you protected by the "Whistle Blowers Act"?
    You had no protection, had you?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  229. Steve - Port Charlotte, FL

    Hi Scott (and Jack),

    I was wondering Scott, now that we know you're very "disgruntled" with this administration, if you will break ranks and vote for Obama in November?

    Port Charlotte, FL

    May 29, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  230. Bill

    Sorry Jack. The question I'd like to ask Scott is classified. But there's hope. I've put in a call to Scooter Libby.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  231. Ray brooklyn n.y.

    Here's a goodie, Is he willing to go in front of congress under oath and tell his story to them and the American people about what he know about all this new drama.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  232. Bob Klepak - Conyers, GA

    Does the Administration knowingly and intentionally ignore the suicides of members of the military, the murders of the spouses of returning GIs and the deaths ocuuring subsequent to leaving Iraq/Afganistan, but resulting from injuries sustained in Iraq/Afghanistan, in the 4,100 deaths reported or the trillion dollars or so that will be paid in GI medical benefits in the cost of the wars, or was that just you and your successor's choice and the media's failure to ask?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  233. Roberta

    I would like to THANK SCOTT MCCLELLEN for having the strength to tell the truth in his book. Thank you Scott. There are many of us that believe you!!!! Be strong and don't let the White House bring you down. There are many of us, I'm sure that really appreciate your strength. All the Best.
    Roberta (:

    May 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  234. John from NJ

    Please ask Scott what discussions did he have with Peter Osnos his publisher at Public Affairs Books about why they decided to release this book before the elections and before Bush left office.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  235. Dorian de Wind

    Question for Scott McClellan:

    Many will applaud you for finally speaking out, saying that it is "better late than never." I, however–although grateful for one more White House insider telling the American people the truth–can not join the chorus of applause. Better late than never will not bring back the more than 4,000 brave American lives we have lost in Iraq as a consequence.

    What is your response, Mr. McClellan?

    Major Dorian de Wind (Ret., USAF)
    Austin, Texas

    May 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  236. Stanley of Houston

    I would ask him simply,

    1) where did you find the courage to do this, well aware of the obvious

    2) why now after more than 4,000lives and hundreds of billions of dollars?

    3) why should we believe that you were an unwilling participant and a mere pawn or mouthpiece in this huge historic mess?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  237. Bobby 48 Houston Texas

    I would ask Scott McClellan if he thought the White House got there way with the press on the war because they let the press members be with the troops as they started the ground war

    May 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  238. Bob Timleten

    My question to Scott and comment is the following:

    A. Scott I as a military combat veteran with 20 years and the D.F.C. applaud you many times over for you truthfulness to this story.
    When in Vietnam I was cleared for Top Secret for my job in the flying field and held at that position for 10 years after. To this date I still have shut up about it, so what I am saying is to you I take my hat off to see you come out and tell it the way it is. Many thoughts have surely gone through you prior to going out with the truth. 4000 + dead is a good reason alone.

    B. My question to you is: Your reason for coming out with the truth?
    I am sure it is more than money. Also, I am wondering if you are a Christian, and if so I know God will protect you as you go through this dramatic situation in which I am sure you will receive a lot of repercussion.
    Stay in there and remember that these people put their pants on every morning the same way we do.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm |
  239. Masaa

    Jack, I would ask him:

    In light of all the [allegedly] damaging information under the very administration you were working for, why wouldn't you have resigned? Don't you think that revealing these at this time is actually more damaging to your reputation and moral standing?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm |
  240. James

    Smilin' Jack – Since Mr. McClellan has been taking so much heat from the White House apologists, talking heads and other assorted 'true believers', I'd like to give him a chance to hit the "Perfecta". Here's the question: Based on what you now know and believe, would the country have been better off if Bush had never been President?

    James, Owings Mills, MD.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm |
  241. Jack McGann


    Based on your first hand knowledge of what you experienced in this White House would you say that what this administration did by starting a needless war pales in comparison to the Nixon or Clinton dark days?

    Jack McGann
    St. Augustine, FL

    May 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm |
  242. David Foty

    Jack, I am asking as a victim of our present government: Scott, would you be willing, if given immunity, testify against the Bush administration and their manipulation in the rush to war with Iraq?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm |
  243. Albin

    Mr. McClellan,

    7 Years working with president Bush, telling a story know is this mean how much you do for this country

    May 29, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  244. JAN

    Scott ... Do you think the Perino's, the Bartlett's, Townsend's, and/or Fleicher, TRULY BELIEVE the things they have been told to say about you and your book???

    Ignore them ... to World Viewers, they sound like a bunch of Chattering Monkies ... Keep a smile and continue the honest word ...

    May 29, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  245. C. H. Collins

    It has been stated that the war was in the works before Bush took office. I would like to know WHY this party, or these individuals sent our young men to war? Simply ask WHY??????
    Longview, Texas

    May 29, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  246. Kevin

    Did you report the administration's violations to the Better Business Bureau?

    Warren, MI

    May 29, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  247. Mike from Canmore, AB

    First I would ask him how he could do a job in which he disagreed with information that he was told defend. Then how could he write a book about the whole experience and back stabs those who were his close colleagues. It is horrible to think that a person of such a demeanor could being working so close to the President of the United States.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  248. Masaa, Memphis, TN

    Jack, I would ask him:

    In light of all the [allegedly] damaging information under the very administration you were working for, why wouldn’t you have resigned? Don’t you think that revealing these at this time is actually more damaging to your reputation and moral standing?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  249. Dick B

    I would say "Scott my good man I have a bridge for sale and can give you a great deal."

    May 29, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  250. Gregory T. Watson

    As a former military member, who had a brother serve in Iraq, what would you say to those family members who lost loved ones that this was a 'unnecessary war?'

    May 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  251. Ron

    Scott as a young man growing up in southeast Missouri, I once took a job as a porter for a local motel,it was a swell job,I drove people to the airport,delivered mail and kept the lobby looking good at all time,but one day my boss ask me to turn my head when I saw him fill his car with gas using the Company Card. From that point on I stayed out of his way and started to look for another job because I was raised better than that... Were you?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  252. Nick, Virginia

    What made you finally decide to tell the "real" story of the absolute arrogance the Bush administration have shown over the last 8 years?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  253. Greg Rutman

    For Scott: Will you now admit your cowardice in not quitting when you should have and admit your avarice in writing a book based on your dishonor?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  254. Lamar I in Austin, Texas

    Jack, Thank you for providing this opportunity. Here is what I would like asked of Scott McLellan.

    First, thank you for being willing to speak the truth. American citizens and families of slain and wounded soldiers absolutely unequivocally deserve the truth. I hope that everyone sees your act as the most patriotic action taken from anyone in the Bush administration, past and present.

    Is there someone else from his inner circle that may speak their truth and honor this country while corroborating your truth?

    What do you believe is the absolute true reason that we went into Iraq leaving ourselves weaker in Afghanistan?

    Is there a proverbial smoking gun? i.e. the recorded tapes, the RNC emails used for political business, the propaganda sold as news stories, the warrantless wire tapping, etc...

    Good luck on handling the stiff republican reaction you are bound to continue to receive. Those of us who respect truth are supporting you in our prayers.

    Austin, Texas

    May 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  255. Nonie

    The Iraqi war seems to me to play out like a Greek tragedy. George H. Bush fails to chase Saddam Hussein back to Iraq after Desert Storm and the country punishes him with the loss of his second term as president. When George W. Bush comes into his presidency he avenges his father and creates a reason to go into Iraq and finally gets (kills) Saddam Hussein. However, by doing so, he has also let one Osama Bin Laden sift through his grasp and thus the saga continues.
    My question for Mr. McClellan is: Do you believe that George W. Bush went into Iraq partly or wholly to avenge his father?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  256. Ted and Nancy

    Given that the House Judiciary Committee has impeachment proceedings on the table, would you be willing to testify and help move these things forward so that this administration will be held accountable for their deeds? Convictions would help keep future administrations from being loose and careless with the truth and therefore human lives.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  257. Joe Patrick

    Scott: If in fact your true, honest, unambiguous purpose in writing and promoting your book is to set the record straight and to simply come clean with the world, will you agree to contrbute the profits from your book to charity? (Gee, we wonder what the answer to this question will be.)

    May 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  258. Bill

    Since you have been accused of never divulging the displeasure with this administration while in the White House, and at the same time being accused of waiting such a long time after leaving the White House before bringing any condemnation of the administrations policies, do you think that there is any way that your “Friends” in the Republican party concern themselves nearly as much with the welfare of this country as they do with stating the talking points of their party against you?

    Louisville, Ky.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  259. Samuel Kramer

    I'm from the southeastern Massachusetts & my question to you is "Are you telling the truth?"

    May 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  260. robert roswell, ga


    I understand your position. It was extremely painful watching your Press Conferences during the Valerie Plame incident.
    We all knew Dubya and Cheney were behind it, and you were being sent like a sacrificial lamb to the press room podium.

    My question? How far are you prepared to go to help us bring them to justice?

    robert, roswell, ga

    May 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  261. Ranan Chatterjea

    When you are the spokesperson for the White House you are expected to stay on scripted message and people should know this by now. At the time though, how troubling was it for you to present the American people with information that you knew to be inaccurate and/or misleading? What kind of moral dilemma were you in during this time in the White House?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  262. jackie hoffman bergholz ohio

    how do you feel about all the families that lost their children and the 10's of thousands that have been seriously maimed. why didn't you speak up sooner. if you would have been fired – so what – at least you would be able to sleep at night or look at yourself in the mirror without being sick. shame on you Scott. – too little too late.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  263. Ann, Newton, New Jersey

    For being Bush's "good ole boy" and keeping your mouth shut as to what was going on, are you going to share the profits of your book with the over 4,000 families whose loved ones have died for nothing?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  264. Samuel Kramer from southeastern Mass.

    Are you telling the truth, that's what I care about most?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  265. lawton watson

    Jack I would like to ask scott about the degree of influence Bush, Cheney and Rove had on the investigation by federal prosecuter Fitzgerald? Does he think Fitzgerald was swayed or corrupted in anyway? Its seems that Scooter Libby was just a sacrificial lamb thrown to the wolves and he fell on the sword voluntarily. The Cafferty File is the only reason I watch the Situation room. Thats a fact Jack!

    May 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  266. Gordon from NJ

    Since 2001 there have been many terror alerts that always seemed timed to take our attention off bad news from the White House or good news from the Democrats, such as during the 2004 Democratic Convention. Were you ever involved in discussions that reflect possible political motives for the timing of these terror alerts?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  267. Ron

    Ask McClellan, "Do you trust Dick Cheney and Karl Rove as far as you can throw them?"

    May 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  268. Stan from Michigan

    Mr. McClellan,

    Based on the information you provided in your book, do you feel that the actions of the individuals in the Bush administration should be addressed by congress or should the individuals face criminal charges for crimes against humanity?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  269. Ken KS

    I blew my civil service career when I blew the whistle and management backed the lawbreakers, so I did do it. And, I can look myself in the mirror, knowing that action taken years later against those I tattled on have been brought to justice and no longer stealing from the tax payers. All I can say is "I Told You So."

    Mr McClellan, I am not a hypocrite, so in your case, you could have saved Trillions of dollars instead of in my case just Millions. The dead Americans counht in Iraq is approaching 4100 and 30,000 wounded. You and MM of Atlanta do not have a clue. McClellan, you knew all this stuff was going on and you stood behind Bush-Cheney 100%. You could have stopped this corrupt administration from the mess it has made. My question? Does Bush know a couple of former border agents in jail for doing their jobs? Their names are Ramos and Compien.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  270. rick

    I would ask if since John McCain has surrounded himself with the same people that got us into this mess would you fote for McCain?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  271. Joe C. from Minneapolis

    How many books do you estimate you'll sell?


    Is there a movie in the making? If so, what's your cut?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  272. anthony martin

    Anthony M. Why would you let Robert Novak in the White House in the first place??? "If you don't stand for something You'll fall for anthing" My mother Ann W. Lebanon, TN.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  273. Lori

    If Scott McClellan was so horrified by the evil in the Whitehouse that he had to write this critical expose, where was his morality and good concience then to have remained in that job?


    May 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm |
  274. Pat, Fayetteville, NC

    Scott, you stated two things that you said were the reasons we went to war with Iraq. You could very well be correct. However, three of us reached a different conclusion as soon as we learned that Mr. Cheney was going to be Mr. Bush's running mate in 2000. We decided that if Mr. Bush were to become President of the US, we would revisit Iraq. And we we too had two reasons: (1) personal vendetta (Saddam tried to have Mr. Bush's dad killed during a visit to Kuwait after he left the White House; (2) control the Iraqi oil. My question to you is do you really believe that the majority of Americans believed the hype of WMD that the administration and media was putting out there?

    I believe the conservative talk show hosts played a major part in getting the approval of this war, and Democrats and others were afraid to speak out for fear of the talk show hosts having their stations, magazines, newpapers, etc., boycotted. To that end, Whoopi Goldberg
    lost an advertising job, another actor/actress lost an advertising job, and if I am not mistaken, GMC was about to fact a boycott. All in the name of trying to be good citizens.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm |
  275. Glenn from CO

    I would allow McClellan to explain the facts and how the Bush administration deceived the public, than I would turn to the camera and ask the American people, "Does the truth hurt?"

    May 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm |
  276. Del

    How can other insiders be encouraged to tell their stories of dupery applied by the Bush Administration to the American People? Some have. More must in order to recreate a governing body that can be trusted.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm |
  277. john from fla

    To: Jack,
    What took u so long to come forward with the truth ?But the real question is how and why this lawbreaker who runs this country hasn't been impeached or why bin laden is still a free man when one of our own states needs so much help and gets nothing from this leadership ?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm |
  278. jim

    Do you feel that your ex boss, the President, should be impeached for his incompetents that has resulted in so many costly failures for our country, while also violating the Constitution, for which he was sworn to uphold?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm |
  279. M. Pappas

    Scott, when can we expect your endorsement of Obama?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm |
  280. April

    Do you feel responsible or any regret for causing military families the pain of separation, worry, and losses of loved ones? For that matter, in your opinion, do others in the administration regret their decisions? Having my undergraduate degree in World Politics I saw how easy it is to separate yourself from those directly affected by this war. As a military spouse, what you have done by supporting this war is to cause my family 15 months of separation after a 12-month tour in Afghanistan. My husband has lost colleagues and friends. Is there any sense of responsibility on your part or that of the administration?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm |
  281. Jen

    Isn't it a tad too late to come out with the truth?

    Rancho C, CA

    May 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm |
  282. raff_cliffe

    if you didn't have a book comming out would you have talk

    May 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm |
  283. Jack in Lombard

    Just how much fertilizer did it take to create this pumpkin?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  284. Jack Hepfer

    Did McClellan tell anyone at White House what was
    happening that he disliked?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  285. RJH

    Why did you wait so long to express your opinion? If he came out sooner it may have effected the 2004 election and possibily saved some American soldier's live

    May 29, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  286. Sandra Lucke

    Why are White House press core reporters trying to save face now? Their media employers did not support them to investigate this administration's wrongdoing.
    In quick interviews on TV, a few are justifying their lack of journalism in informing the American public . Seems that by putting down your choice to write about government officials wrongdoing, Arie Fletcher and others are "circling the wagons" again. It's not the old West!
    21st century citizens want to know some behind the scenes facts on the cowboy administration. Most of those press briefings were insulting to the reporters. Therefore, Americans were left in the dark.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:41 pm |
  287. Shirley Stewart

    I realize that for many years you were part of the inner circle with G.W.Bush. I believe you when you say that you thought he would change things in DC. I did not vote for him but I hoped and prayed that he would indeed keep his promise to return honor and dignity to the office of the presidency. Obviously he did not do this.

    My question is: Would you submit to a lie detector test? I only ask because I would love to see the administration back up it's claim that you are "disgruntled" by offering to submit to one themselves.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:41 pm |
  288. AJ

    Jack my question is why didn't he come out with this book sooner It's about we know what are government is doing behind closed doors. I strongly urge other officials on the bush administration who have moral character to come out and tell us what our president and his cronies are up to

    May 29, 2008 at 5:42 pm |
  289. MadPlato

    I would ask him: Do you think that Dick Cheney and others should now be investigaged and/or be impeached? And, Jack, one other item. Vince Bugliosi's new book's title should help Mr. McClellan give his answer. The title of Buglios's book: The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder (Perseus Books, 2008.


    May 29, 2008 at 5:42 pm |
  290. Denise


    May 29, 2008 at 5:44 pm |
  291. Alana

    You stated the Condeleeza Rice was too appeasing and accommodating to the President, but didn't you do the same thing by not speaking out until 2 years later?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  292. Tod McGinley,Sun City Center,Fl.

    I would like someone to ask Scott this question....Since you spent plenty of time working for George Bush in Texas, were you not aware back then that, although he seems like a decent fellow, our President is not to bright?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  293. John

    If you were having issues with what was going on during your time in the Bush's administration, then why didn't you leave earlier?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  294. Gillian

    So was it the book deal that helped you through your attack of conscience?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  295. Gayle Jacksonville, Illinois

    Why did you take all this time to write a book to tell everyone about this? Why didn't you just talk about what the poor, pathetic piece of a president did and was doing before now? Although I am glad you came forward and I do think you are telling the truth, but, what will you do with your profits from this book?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  296. bert

    if this imformation is so important to the public is your book free of charge?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  297. Tom

    It ain't nothing but a book.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  298. Coolergw

    Mr. McClellan , Giving the fact that the White House is doing everything to discredit you and your book; Would you be willing to take a lie detector test?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  299. Zeambo Dahnweih

    What else do we need to know about George Bush and the White House?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  300. Lynn - Rancho Mirage, California

    When did you FIRST realize that Bush and associates were giving you false info and what did you do about it.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  301. Jack Hepfer

    What part did Dick Cheney have in all of this?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  302. Ken in NC

    Jack if you put all these guys into a new party eventually Joe Lieberman will join them too. He is, without a doubt, like the world reknown sliky toy. Give him time and he will slink right into their party. Then you can have him and McCellan, Rev Hagge, Rev. Wright and Senator Clinton as their own party leaders.

    May 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  303. Patrick Kane

    I'd like to ask Scott the following: You said that the White House was in perpetual campaign mode. We know the White House anticipated a quick and easy military victory in Iraq. The question is: Was the invasion of Iraq part of the the President's re-election campaign? Was even 1% of the decision to invade political? If so, what does Scott think the parents, wives and children of the the Great U.S. Military feel to know that their sacrafice they've made was part of Bush's re-election campaign?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  304. Ann in Fall River Mills

    I would commend Scott on his bravery for writing this explosive book, especially at this time! Thank you, Scott, for your informed view of this President, who has destroyed America's world image and economic wealth with his personal war. The President, whose practices & mistakes our children & grandchildren will be paying back for years to come!

    May 29, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  305. Pauline Gilgan

    "What took you so long?"

    Tnx Jack

    May 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  306. Vincent

    Jack, ask Scott McClellen to expound on why others, (besides himself) left or resigned from the Bush administration? Do you think it's because they also knew the sames things that you knew about this current administration???

    May 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm |
  307. Jack Blakey

    Dear Jack,

    I don't think it will really matter with this deal of not. He has some of the lowest Presidential rating is American histroy.

    From Jack B.
    Bloomington, MN

    May 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm |
  308. N. Hayes Illinois

    I would ask Scott what took him so long to see that admisistration for what it was?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  309. Peggy

    Scott, are you going to run for political office? Texas governor, maybe?

    Houston Texas

    May 29, 2008 at 5:54 pm |
  310. Rich

    Do you think that President Bush should be impeached for the role that he has played in getting us involved in the Iraq war?

    May 29, 2008 at 5:57 pm |

    Hey Jack,

    I'd like to know what Cheney and the Oil Men agreed to in their secret meeting at the White House. I believe it is responsible for our $4.00 per gallon gas prices!!!!


    May 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm |
  312. Phil, Georgia

    I would first commend him for having the heart to finally break free from the Crony Bush adm. and tell the truth. Next, What do you want to come from this book, and what should happen to Bush and Cheney for committing such a grave act against human-kind.

    May 29, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  313. steve johnson

    I would like to know what scott knows about the meetings early in the first Bush term (prior to 911) with the BIG OIL execs. and their decision to find a way to go to war with Iraq. I understand Bush's first treasury secratary reigned over these dishonest decisions.

    May 29, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  314. Greg Phillips in Wichita

    We all really knew alot of the things Scott McClellen is saying but now we have some confirmation. Of course he's gonna get called a traitor and back stabber but he's got alot of us that are grateful for finally saying it. I hope the next President doesn't just pardon these crooks and let's them off the hook.

    May 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  315. Tony Conner

    Do you plan to take on the White House and Former Aides in court for slander in the statement below. Because everybody states there is no reason for you to be disgruntled. Yet they still claim it.

    "Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House," said current White House press secretary Dana Perino, a former deputy to McClellan. "We are puzzled. It is sad. This is not the Scott we knew."

    May 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  316. Trish

    How can America heal from this deceptive and utterly destructive Presidency?

    May 29, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  317. Lamine

    I think you did a great job, revealing the evilness in the bush administration , they are responsible what happen to our country today.

    May 29, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  318. Ruth

    Do you think that the IRAQ war was instigated by Ex President Bush who has Worldly business connections making billions .Will we ever find Osama as the Bin Ladens are Bush Family Friends? Or are we even looking?????

    Birmingham AL

    May 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  319. Brandon Neely

    If Scott McClellan is really against the war and Bush prove it by giving 25 percent of his profit from his book sales to Iraq Veterans Against The War.

    May 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  320. David Sullivan

    I would love to know what Scottt thinks of Douglas Feith's recent book, which presents an insider's view of the Pentagon at the beginning of the War on Terror and in the lead up to Iraq. The book is very sympathetic to Rumsfeld and Bush. The main question is: To what extent do you think Feith is spinning the facts?

    May 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |