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Wednesday, July 07, 2004


Cheney Lying Gasbag, Concludes 9/11 Panel

Okay, they didn't actually put it that way. But it would have been long overdue. And I'm sure they would have felt much better if they had:
After the commission reported its finding June 16, Vice President Dick Cheney said he "probably" knew things that the commission did not know that demonstrate greater links than the commission found. Commission chairman Thomas Kean and vice chairman Lee Hamilton called on Cheney to provide such information.

Yesterday, Kean and Hamilton said in a written statement that the commission "believes it has access to the same information the vice president has seen regarding contacts between al-Qaida and Iraq prior to the 9/11 attacks."
In other words (in the spirit of frank discussion) Cheney is -- quite probably -- full of shit.

As, apparently, is Condi Rice:
As part of the White House reaction to the Sept. 11 commission's report, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) who said she believed the panel was actually denying that Saddam had control over al Qaeda. Kean and Hamilton flatly rejected her interpretation.

Not that any of this is a surprise, of course. It's just pleasing to see that the panel has a spine.


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