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Wednesday, September 17, 2003  

Now the truth is tepidly coming out. Rummy and Condi have backed off Cheney's lies about an Al Qaida-Iraq connection. (They're loth, however, to give up the political advantage such a position offers, or to feel that they have to come clean to the 70% of Americans who bought the lies.)

Donald Rumsfeld:

At a Pentagon news conference, Rumsfeld was asked about a poll that indicated nearly 70 percent of respondents believed the Iraqi leader probably was personally involved.

"I've not seen any indication that would lead me to believe that I could say that."

Rummy did, however, try to keep suspicion alive with other insinuations.

''We know he was giving $25,000 a family for anyone who would go out and kill innocent men, women and children. And we know of various other activities. But on that specific one, no, not to my knowledge.''

Condoleezza Rice

Rice, asked about the same poll numbers, said, "We have never claimed that Saddam Hussein had either direction or control of 9-11."

''What we have said is that this is someone who supported terrorists, helped to train them (and) was a threat in this region that we were not prepared to tolerate.''

I'll be interested to hear how the apologists will spin this.

posted by Jeff | 12:28 PM |
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