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Rumsfeld Caught Lying, Yet Again, On "Face the Nation.

Thanks to David Sirota of the Center for American Progress for spotting and forwarding this excerpt in which Rumsfeld is caught in a brazen lie by Bob Schieffer of CBS. Sirota also suggests seeing this  http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=24970
for further proof of Rumsfeld's lie on "Face the Nation."
Excerpt from "Face the Nation":
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS



SCHIEFFER: Well, let me just ask you this. If they did not have these weapons of mass destruction, though, granted all of that is true, why then did they pose an immediate threat to us, to this country?

Sec. RUMSFELD: Well, you're the--you and a few other critics are the only people I've heard use the phrase `immediate threat.' I didn't. The president didn't. And it's become kind of folklore that that's--that's what's happened. The president went...

SCHIEFFER: You're saying that nobody in the administration said that.

Sec. RUMSFELD: I--I can't speak for nobody--everybody in the administration and say nobody said that.


SCHIEFFER: Vice president didn't say that? The...

Sec. RUMSFELD: Not--if--if you have any citations, I'd like to see 'em.

Mr. FRIEDMAN: We have one here. It says `some have argued that the nu'--this is you speaking--`that the nuclear threat from Iraq is not imminent, that Saddam is at least five to seven years away from having nuclear weapons. I would not be so certain.'

Sec. RUMSFELD: And--and...

Mr. FRIEDMAN: It was close to imminent.

Sec. RUMSFELD: Well, I've--I've tried to be precise, and I've tried to be accurate. I'm s--suppose I've...

Mr. FRIEDMAN: `No terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world and the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.'

Sec. RUMSFELD: Mm-hmm. It--my view of--of the situation was that he--he had--we--we believe, the best intelligence that we had and other countries had and that--that we believed and we still do not know--we will know.


Source: http://www.buzzflash.com/analysis/04/03/ana04004.html
Transcript unfair 15.Mar.2004 16:16

visual

But Rummy expresses himself with his hands.It's not fair to just put his words in black and white as if that's an accurate representation of his views.He may have grinned and squinted at the same time.That alone can devestate an overly critical press.

haaa! sad... 15.Mar.2004 16:46

this thing here

poor don. he got his fucking ass kicked.

poor america. the american press decides to kick ass AFTER thousands of people get killed...

Hand Jive! 15.Mar.2004 18:04

bo rummy

Yes! Yes! Above all, this interview isn't complete without the flashing von Stroheim/Dr. Strangelove lenses and that inimitable HAND JIVE!!

The grimaces...the forehead ballet...the ear calisthenics--all add nuance to his schtik. But the HAND JIVE is essential!!

##%!#@& 15.Mar.2004 18:13

pix

I am finally Apoplectic (as in - these assholes are giving me a fucking seisure), in fact I've reached an unknown place of being beside myself - hello me - these ##%!#@& - ok FUCKING ASSHOLES - have finally really pissed me off!!

PP - we need to get out more (wink) rhymes with ----.

MUST G E T B U S H O U T O F T H E W H I T E H O U S E A N D I N T O
T H E B I G H O U S E.


EERRRRRRHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! yes I just had to growl! utter frustration!

did rumsfeld ever meet saddam 15.Mar.2004 18:58

yes he did

Why wasn't that question asked?
Rummy with saddam
Rummy with saddam

Go to their masters 15.Mar.2004 23:04

Whom they are acting for

Those who pay for their careers and decide for them. The media will spend no time bringing up dirt. It only responds to the degree of consciousness of the american public - and for the sake of pacification - of whos sleep it it is assigned to protect. The real dirt is on those who profit from war and a social and political economy that thrives on the erasing of memory, unawserable lies and official secrecy.

Rumsfeld will make his money 16.Mar.2004 06:19

behind the scenes

After his ouster Rumsfeld will go back to serving his masters behind the scenes and he will profit handsomly, as much, if not more so. These assclowns just rotate from serving their masters in positions of government and corporate industry or think tanks as the news cycle spits out flotsam called news.

Hand Jive! 16.Mar.2004 21:11

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You crack me up! Need more of that kind of stuff around here...