Thursday, February 14, 2008
Rep. Wexler Confronts Condoleezza Rice on Bush Administration's 935 Iraq War Lies
Posted by Matt Corley
Think Progress February 14, 2008.
Last month, the Center for Public Integrity and the Fund for Independence in Journalism released a study finding that the Bush administration made "at least 935 false statements" preceding the invasion of Iraq. Condoleezza Rice, who served as National Security Adviser at the time, made 56 false statements.
During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) pressed Rice to explain the inconsistencies, asking "isn't it true that you had intelligence that cast doubt on your repeated claims?" "No, it's not true," replied Rice tersely.
Wexler then pointed out that Rice was lying when she said it was "not true" and that there had been "intelligence that cast doubt" on the administration's pre-war claims: