Cheney Tells Russert He Hasn't Seen The Senate Intelligence Report

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As I warned in my previous post, Cheney is out in full spin mode this morning when it comes to the rationale for the Iraq war. This is just an example from Meet the Press this morning of the spin he is trying to weave:

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Cheney tried to spin that there wasn't a connection between Saddam and 9/11 while trying to make a connection (yeah I got dizzy watching it). When Russert brings up the Senate Intelligence Committee report, Cheney's excuse is "I haven't seen the report yet". This is hard to buy when you got a report released by the Republican controlled Senate that can be an indictment against the administration for their failures leading up to the war in Iraq and one of the key people in the report "hasn't seen it".

Cheney also says that there are "two totally different propositions" when it comes to Iraq and 9/11 and that people "constantly confuse them". What strikes me as interesting is that we are going off the message we have heard from Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Bush and numerous other administration officials. If it was just one administration official out making speeches that confused people then it could be dismissed as a problem with that person's presentation. When you have an entire administration out "confusing" the people (and it is a majority of the people), then you have a deliberate spin on the message and there is no one to blame but the spinners themselves.


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