Our Liberal Press on Rumsfeld: When is a lie, a lie?
On "Lou Dobbs" yesterday, Jamie Mcintyre, SR. Pentagon Correspondent for CNN, appeared to discuss Ray McGovern's exchange with Donald Rumsfeld. (Jamie was on several other shows including Paula Zahn) See how hard it is for Jamie to agree with Dobbs, that Rummy lied as he responded to McGovern's questions. However, he was very impressed with Rumsfeld because......he stopped Ray from getting kicked out of the event.
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DOBBS: ... pointed out successfully to the defense secretary that he did, in fact, lie.
MCINTYRE: Well, lying means intentionally deceiving. You can certainly say something that turns out later to be inaccurate, and it may not have been an intentional lie. But the interesting thing about Rumsfeld he rarely even concedes that anything he said has turned out to be incorrect.
DOBBS: Well, let me ask you if he intentionally meant to say this or not, because I noticed as the defense secretary was speaking today he said, "I am not in the intelligence business."
MCINTYRE: Well, he is technically a consumer of intelligence.
DOBBS: Technically a consumer? Jamie, he has the preponderance of the budget for intelligence in this country.
MCINTYRE: Well, there is a debate about the Pentagon's own intelligence shop and to the extent that they either analyze existing intelligence or went out looking for their own intelligence. But again, Rumsfeld a difficult guy to pin down today....read the rest of the transcript.