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CNN Punks Bill Kristol

In George Tenet's new book, he writes that Richard Perle told him on 9/12, “Iraq has to pay a price for what happened yesterday. They bear

tsr-tenet-perle.jpg In George Tenet's new book, he writes that Richard Perle told him on 9/12, “Iraq has to pay a price for what happened yesterday. They bear responsibility.” Leaping to his fellow neoconservative's defense, Bill Kristol wrote in The Weekly Standard that that couldn't have happened because Perle was out of the country during 9/11 and the days after. Fair enough. But Tenet's point was that Perle (and his neocon ilk) were baselssly tying Saddam to 9/11. On "The Situation Room" today, Wolfie dug up a Perle interview from September 16, 2001, where he explictly links Saddam Hussein to bin Laden, and by extension, the 9/11 attacks.

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PERLE: Even if we cannot prove to the standard that we enjoy in our own civil society they are involved, we do know, for example, that Saddam Hussein has ties to Osama bin Laden.

Leaving aside the FACT that that link has been thoroughly debunked, Faiz notes that Tenet corrected his misstatement on the "Today" show, saying that he may have had the day wrong, but his account is still accurate -- something this video seems to prove. He also highlights a September 20, 2001, PNAC letter sent to President Bush urging the ouster of Saddam Hussein, signed by Perle and who other than the Grand Neocon Wizard himself, Bill Kristol.

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