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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 05:57 PM
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Exclusive: Condoleezza Rice fires back at Cheney memoir
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Tue, Aug 30 2011
Exclusive: Condoleezza Rice fires back at Cheney memoir

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Rice, in a telephone interview, also disputed a passage in Cheney's memoir, "In My Time," in which he says the secretary of state "tearfully admitted" that the Bush administration should not have apologized for a claim in Bush's 2003 State of the Union address on Iraq's supposed search for uranium for nuclear arms.

Cheney, who opposed a public apology for the unfounded claim, wrote that Rice "came into my office, sat down in the chair next to my desk, and tearfully admitted I had been right."

"It certainly doesn't sound like me, now, does it?" Rice said in the interview. "I would never -- I don't remember coming to the vice president tearfully about anything in the entire eight years that I knew him."

"I did say to him that he had been right about the press reaction" to the administration's acknowledgment that the remarks about Iraq seeking uranium in Africa should not have been in Bush's speech, Rice said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/31/us-usa-rice-c...
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