Euphemism for a lie. When a statement begins with the words "president bush said X", it can be interpreted as "X is a lie".
bush said there are WMD's in Iraq
bush said he did not kill Iraqi's for oil
bush said he was not involved with 9/11
bush said no prisoners were tortured in abu ghraib
bush said the U.S. is not in a recession
by tellthetruth February 29, 2008