13 February 2008

Wexler Confronts Rice Over Lies

In a House hearing today, Congressman Robert Wexler confronted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over the false statements attributed to her by the Center for Public Integrity (they found 56 instances of false statements from her). He asked her about any intelligence to which she might have had access that would have suggested that Iraq did not in fact have weapons of mass destruction. She denied that she saw any such information.

In an email sent out today to those who have signed up at http://www.wexlerwantshearings.com/, Congressman Wexler states:

During my questioning, Secretary Rice falsely stated that she never saw intelligence casting doubt on the Bush Administration claims that Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction. This unbelievable statement is flatly contradicted by numerous government reports and CIA testimonials.

Here is video of the exchange:


Retired Military Patriot said...

Thanks for providing that. Too bad he did not have time to refute the nonsense that it was all the fault of intelligence. Just paying attention to UN inspectors alone was one source of doubting the "intelligence."

oregondave said...

I came by from FDL to see the video, but it doesn't load in Safari.

Gordon said...

oregondave, thanks for your comment. Though, I've thus far been unable to locate a fix, I'll keep trying; and input from other readers is welcome. Meanwhile, the following link goes to Rep. Wexler's web-site:
The referenced video is accessible there, in addition to others featuring the congressman, who is prominent in efforts to initiate impeachment proceedings against VP Cheney. One can also sign up for email updates from Rep. Wexler's office.