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Conda-LIE-LIE-LIE-LIE-ezza Rice
Maybe you're a Democrat. Maybe you're a Republican. Maybe you're kinda-sorta me. ("Libertarian" small "l" means you wash). Whoever and whatever you are, a lie is a lie is a lie, right? Well, check out these WHOPPERS from our National Security Advisor...whose main security concern seems to be keeping George Bush's behind in the seat behind the desk in the Oval Office. And it seems she'll say just about anything to do that. Hmm, remember what happened to the last idiot in the White House who lied under oath?

Yes, Rice did seem to come off well to many people, immediately following the hearings. But remember, the lies she told weren't exposed until that Presidential Daily Briefing was unclassified -- something she clearly didn't expect to happen (oops!)...even as she was being asked questions straight out of its text, and answering them with her very special blend of meandering obfuscations. Read it all - parts 1-4, and beyond, and see if you aren't even the tiniest bit disgusted...even if you're a Republican.

MORE: How's this for an oath? "I swear to tell the partial truth, a bunch of half-truths, and make a lot of obfuscations, so help me, god." Too bad that isn't the one our National Security Advisor had to take.

All about lies, Condo-LIE-ezza, and her oath to tell it like it was, by CNN/FindLaw columnist Sherry F. Kolb.

Posted by aalkon at April 19, 2004 8:31 AM


I read parts 1 and 4 and thought the articles were a waste of my time. The writer quotes tons of people, but I didn't see one quote from Rice herself. You would think that if she were lying it would be in black and white but I guess I'm not "nuanced" enough to see it.

How ironic that the same people that complain about the Patriot Act or Ashcroft's Amerikkka are the same ones that complain that Bush only maintained the status quo from previous administrations.

Posted by: Nash at April 19, 2004 9:02 AM

Perhaps you should quote those "same people," Nash. I wouldn't be one of them.

Posted by: Lena at April 19, 2004 10:56 AM

Condo-LIE-ezza? Not bad. I usually refer to her as Kind-of-a-loser Rice. But Kind-of-a-liar Rice works, too.

Posted by: Patrick at April 19, 2004 1:30 PM

Nicely put, Nash.

Posted by: Crid at April 20, 2004 1:32 AM

Dear Lena,

I was referring to Amy since this is her blog and not yours, Lena. Amy has been fairly mild in her attacks on Ashcroft but here you go:

So Amy doesn't want the government under Bush to subpeona library records but she expected Bush to round up Arab students at flight schools and deport them for crimes they haven't yet committed. Maybe send them to Guantanamo for a vacation.

Posted by: nash at April 20, 2004 10:13 AM

This blog is your blog, this blog is my blog.

Posted by: Lena at April 20, 2004 1:34 PM

I'm not suggesting they run around deporting innocent people for no reason at all. There was very good reason here to at the very least ring up the CIA and ask somebody to have a little lookie, no?

Posted by: Amy Alkon at April 20, 2004 2:48 PM

The Goddess writes: "I'm not suggesting they run around deporting innocent people for no reason at all. There was very good reason here to at the very least ring up the CIA and ask somebody to have a little lookie, no?"

Yes. On August 16, the INS arrested Zacharias Moussaoui, a Middle Eastern flight school student who had very little interest in learning how to take off or land an airplane. The arresting INS agent said that Moussaoui appeared "the type of person who could fly something into the World Trade Center."

As for Kind-of-a-liar Rice (except that there's nothing "kind of" about her, in either sense of the term), she said that there she never imagined that someone would have thought to use a plane as a weapon. Well, she may have never imagined it, which would merely be an admission that she's incompetent as a National Security Advisor, since the Clinton administration thwarted an attempt to hijack a plane and fly it into CIA headquarters in 1996.

Posted by: Patrick at April 21, 2004 6:06 AM

uhh, she's...a...politician! in an election year, no less. so what is your F&&&&&& point. they all lie when it's necessary. the press lies and misleads, the politicians lie and mislead. i'm not being dystopian or cynical, but...NO SHIT SHE LIED. does anyone think better of ben-veniste, or ashcroft, or gorelick. the whole 'search for truth' among the 9-11 commission is a democratic witch hunt and a failed republican defensive maneuver. it will be give it's due and her lies will be lumped in with the overall dishonesty of the entire affair. grab some truth people, NO POLITICIAN WILL EVER TELL YOU THE TRUTH IF IT HURTS HIM. F&&&&&& Idiots complaining.


Posted by: ken at April 21, 2004 1:40 PM

Really? Janet Reno told the truth and accepted full responsibility for the Waco, Texas debacle.

Posted by: Patrick at April 21, 2004 6:51 PM

If Reno'd really felt a pang or responsibility, shed've resigned.

Posted by: Crid at April 22, 2004 8:50 PM

Crudland opens his festering gob again with another piece of shit -- er, wisdom. Go foist your values (using the term loosely) on someone else, and don't decide for others what they should do in response to their emotions. And spare us your sanctimonious judgments. WE sure as hell don't want to hear them.

Posted by: Patrick at April 23, 2004 7:24 AM

Patrick -- are you a butch top or WHAT?

Posted by: Lena's Dreaming Again at April 28, 2004 6:39 AM