Tuesday, September 26, 2006


The Bush Administration sent Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the New York Post to meet with editors and reporters. The mission: shoot down every one of Bill Clinton's lies that the former president told on Fox News Sunday. Secretary Rice made several rebuttals.

In response to Clinton's claim that the Bush Administration did nothing to try and get Bin Laden, Rice shot back: "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. What we did in the eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton administration did in the preceding years." OK .. so now we have two sides to THAT story. Who to believe? The man disbarred from the practice of law because of perjury, or Condi Rice?

As for Bill Clinton's statement that he left behind a comprehensive terror strategy, that too was exposed as a lie. "We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda." She would know. And what about Bill Clinton's statement that George W. Bush demoted Richard Clarke...the country's best guy on terrorism? Rice shot that down, too: "Richard Clarke was the counterterrorism czar when 9/11 happened. And he left when he did not become deputy director of homeland security, some several months later." So there you have it.

Just as predicted, Bill Clinton may have looked all big and bad when he huffed and puffed on TV in front of Chris Wallace. But in doing so, he invited scrutiny...and his statements simply are not holding up.

It's nice to see the Bush Administration isn't taking Clinton's history revisionism lying down.

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