A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Just Don't Lie About Steroids: National Security, Who Cares? 

Last night on ABC News, they ran the story about Raphael Palmeiro being suspended for steroid use. In fact, this was their lead story. ABC went on to show Palmeiro's sworn testimony before Congress suggesting that it might not have been truthful as in perjury.

The next story was about the recess appointment of John Bolton as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. They mentioned the complaints leveled against him regarding his treatment of subordinates, the possible misuse of prewar intelligence and his disdain for the institution to which he is going to be our chief diplomat. It seemed odd, however, after talking about Palmeiro's potential perjury, that they did not mention Bolton's apparent lack of candor in the questionnaire he filled out regarding interviews with prosecutors involved in the Plame outing. Why was this omitted. Either Bolton was purposefully lying or he has a defective memory. You choose.

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