Saturday, March 20, 2004

"Liars": Bush counter-terrorism coordinator says it's "outrageous" Bush runs on his anti-terror record 

We knew this all along, of course.

The White House counter-terrorism coordinator at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks said it's ``outrageous'' that U.S. President George W. Bush is running for re-election based on his record in fighting terror.

Richard A. Clarke said in a television interview airing Sunday that Bush ``ignored terrorism for months'' before the 2001 attacks, then looked to attack Iraq rather than Afghanistan, the nation harboring the terrorist group al-Qaeda, which launched the attacks.

``I find it outrageous that the president is running for re- election on the grounds that he's done such great things about terrorism,''
Clarke said in an interview with CBS' ``60 Minutes.''

Clarke is the second former high-ranking administration official to say the Bush team was determined to attack Iraq before terrorists struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

In a book about his tenure in the administration, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill said Bush's advisers began planning to oust Saddam Hussein from Iraq months before the 2001 terrorist attacks.

(via Bloomberg)

Drip, drip, drip....

UPDATE Nice article from Axis of Logic holding Bush accountable.

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