NewsBusters is getting the word out, even before Obama is inaugurated, that his choice for Veterans Affairs was not thrown under the bus by the Bush administration.  The myth, which lingered for years, is being given new life, most recently by the Associated Press "news" organization.

Obama also spoke about his latest Cabinet selection, retired Gen. Eric Shinseki to head the Veterans Affairs Department. Shinseki was forced into retirement by the Bush administration after he said the original invasion plan for Iraq did not include enough troops.

His retirement had been announced nearly a year before his testimony.  They also note that debunked this when it started making the rounds over 4 years ago.

The "narrative" or the news?  The AP has decided which side to err on.

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