Snide Scissors

Bush has edited public documents dealing with support for the war between 2003 and 2005, removed original documents, altered them and replaced them with backdated modifications that only appear to be originals.

Illinois University reports

“Our intention was to alert scholars and journalists who rely on government documents to let them know the facts have been tampered with.”

“I think that it raises the question of whether or not we can trust the government to maintain public records of things that were said or done that later prove embarrassing,” Illinois political science professor Scott Althaus said.

“It could be what we found is limited. But if it is not, it certainly opens the finding up to larger questions.”