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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Condi--Still Not Reality Based

The Clinton/Chris Wallace smackdown continues to resonate. This morning, FOX News's tag-team partner New York Post allowed Condi Rice to have some room to rebut the former President's contention that the current Prez and his pals did nothing to address the bin Laden threat before September 11. In typical Post understated form, they headlined it, "Rice Boils Over Bubba."

"The notion somehow for eight months the Bush administration sat there and didn't do that is just flatly false - and I think the 9/11 commission understood that," Rice said during a wide-ranging meeting with Post editors and reporters.

"What we did in the eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton administration did in the preceding years," Rice added.

The secretary of state also sharply disputed Clinton's claim that he "left a comprehensive anti-terror strategy" for the incoming Bush team during the presidential transition in 2001.

"We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda," Rice responded during the hourlong session.

Unfortunately, when you back up your claims with something that people can check, well . . . people will check. And look, someone did. Think Progress has a couple of fact-checking posts, one debunking her assertion that the 9/11 commission report reveals that the Bushies did as much against bin Laden as had Clinton, and another examining the comprehensive anti-terror strategy the Clinton administration left behind for the Bushies. I'm sure the Post will be correcting its story at any moment, now.


At 1:31 AM, September 27, 2006, Blogger Peter Collinson said...

You will be waiting a long, long, time for that corretion.

At 7:41 AM, September 27, 2006, Anonymous Ron said...

Just goes to show what an alt universe I live in. The Bubba I saw as aggressive, pointed, intelligent, and righteous, the Post and its columnists and editors saw as whiny, petulant, self-serving, and self-involved.

Shoot me now.

At 11:23 PM, September 27, 2006, Blogger Peter Collinson said...

You may also want to look around for video of Countdown's "investigation"

At 9:24 AM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Doug said...

It's very demoralizing when we can't even agree on whether the sky's blue or not.


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