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6. “[Bush] has never tried to make” the connection between Iraq and 9/11, Snow said. /

Snow Slams Gore’s Book, Says It Should Be ‘Reprinted’ Because It Calls Out Bush’s ‘Deception’

In his new book The Assault on Reason, Al Gore wrote that Bush’s efforts to connect Iraq to 9/11 were an example of the administration’s willful “deception” of the public:

When the administration is told specifically and repeatedly by the most authoritative sources that there is no linkage, but then in spite of the best evidence continues to make bold and confident assertions to the American people that leave the impression with 70 percent of the country that Saddam Hussein was linked to al-Qaeda and was primarily responsible for the 9/11 attack, this can only be labeled deception.

This afternoon, White House press secretary Tony Snow took issue with this passage. “ has never tried to make” the connection between Iraq and 9/11, Snow said. “And what is doing, it’s been tried by a lot of other people, which is to take something the president hasn’t said, expose it as a, quote, lie, and then beat him up for it. … The president’s been straight about the intel.”

Snow attacked Gore’s book, saying, “I don’t know if they’re going to do a reprinting of the book to try to get the facts straight. The fact-checkers may have to take a look at it.” He added, “These are highly complex publishing issues and I can’t be an expert on them.” Watch it:

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  -Mo Do taking her first vacuous pot shots at "Assault on Reason" Phoebe Loosinhouse  May-28-07 07:29 AM   #0 
  - and to think there was a time when I would have done anything to read her  madokie   May-28-07 07:36 AM   #1 
  - Why do you think people like her do a complete 180? It puzzles me. n/t  live love laugh   May-28-07 07:55 AM   #9 
  - I've never figured that one out about people  madokie   May-28-07 08:35 AM   #18 
  - Good for you, but  zidzi   May-28-07 10:17 AM   #35 
     - But that would be too difficult,  janx   May-28-07 10:37 AM   #37 
        - Excellent point!  zidzi   May-28-07 11:08 AM   #41 
  - MoDo hasn't done a 180  doggyboy   May-28-07 09:49 AM   #24 
  - Exactly. She comes off like a shopgirl with her nose pressed up against...  mitchum   May-28-07 10:04 AM   #31 
  - Oh that's easy.... she's cute and perky.  devilgrrl   May-28-07 10:49 AM   #38 
  - she was assimilated  Viva_La_Revolution   May-28-07 12:21 PM   #50 
  - Score one for my hypothesis  ZombyWoof   May-28-07 07:41 AM   #2 
  - Maybe, just maybe we're a little smarter this time  Phoebe Loosinhouse   May-28-07 07:46 AM   #7 
     - Which is why Gore is staying away from the political media  Mabus   May-28-07 01:45 PM   #59 
  - Damn I miss Miss Molly.  Warren Stupidity   May-28-07 07:41 AM   #3 
  - Why am I not surprised that this empty souled twit wrote this  dsc   May-28-07 07:44 AM   #4 
  - Same old Dowd.....  Missy M   May-28-07 07:44 AM   #5 
  - “[Bush] has never tried to make” the connection between Iraq and 9/11, Snow said.  rodeodance   May-28-07 07:46 AM   #6 
  - my favorite part of that article: the UPDATE:  FLDem5   May-28-07 08:37 AM   #20 
  - “I don’t know if they’re going to do a reprinting"  drm604   May-28-07 03:50 PM   #71 
  - I sort of liked her book, Bushworld, but...  Lobster Martini   May-28-07 07:46 AM   #8 
  - Mo Dowd and her "handler" in upstate N.Y.  Botany   May-28-07 08:05 AM   #10 
  - Oh puuleeze...  FloridaJudy   May-28-07 12:18 PM   #49 
     - Now, now...  janx   May-28-07 12:22 PM   #51 
  - I never read her until she started to take on Bush/Cheney, but I  MasonJar   May-28-07 08:08 AM   #11 
  - Corporate Media Can't Compete In The Marketplace Of Ideas  KharmaTrain   May-28-07 08:13 AM   #12 
  - ASSUMING Ms. Dowd is not a CIA operative...  Matsubara   May-28-07 08:13 AM   #13 
  - In addition, I have the book and am currently reading it. The book is  MasonJar   May-28-07 08:22 AM   #14 
  - See me  Botany   May-28-07 11:45 AM   #44 
     - I think you missed a few...  IndyOp   May-28-07 01:46 PM   #60 
        - I wasn't sure if within was 1 or 2 words but  Botany   May-28-07 02:41 PM   #67 
           - :-)  IndyOp   May-28-07 03:48 PM   #70 
              - We can always check w/ the English Teacher  Botany   May-28-07 05:52 PM   #72 
                 - Rules are more important than people to conservatives. Word. (n/t)  IndyOp   May-28-07 06:51 PM   #74 
  - Go easy on Mo Do at this difficult time...  Junkdrawer   May-28-07 08:31 AM   #15 
  - *snort*  FLDem5   May-28-07 08:36 AM   #19 
  - MoDo is simply a gossip columnist posing as a journalist  Vinnie From Indy   May-28-07 08:31 AM   #16 
  - Precisely.  janx   May-28-07 09:57 AM   #26 
  - well said, Vinnie from Indy.  bbgrunt   May-28-07 02:02 PM   #65 
  - She pretty much validates his points  Canuckistanian   May-28-07 08:34 AM   #17 
  - One of the Cool Kidz scoffing at the class nerd ("double-chin???")  alcibiades_mystery   May-28-07 08:46 AM   #23 
  - She gets paid to write this juvenile crap?  tabasco   May-28-07 09:55 AM   #25 
  - Exactly. She's one of these...  libnnc   May-28-07 01:53 PM   #64 
  - These nerds are insufferable, after all, so self-righteous and scolding. Like, whatever, Algore!  nam78_two   May-28-07 03:00 PM   #69 
  - Same as it ever was.  glitch   May-28-07 12:31 PM   #55 
  - The media knows that this is Al Gore's indictment of their stupidities  alcibiades_mystery   May-28-07 08:44 AM   #21 
  - Yep.  janx   May-28-07 10:21 AM   #36 
  - I've never liked her. She seems full of herself.  CrispyQGirl   May-28-07 08:46 AM   #22 
  - Beating up on Al Gore has become a national pastime. If you don't have anything to say,  Mountainman   May-28-07 09:57 AM   #27 
  - One thing to remember. Outside the D.C. and NY cocktail circuit, no one knows who she is.  Beelzebud   May-28-07 09:59 AM   #28 
  - Dorothy Pucker strikes again!  mitchum   May-28-07 10:02 AM   #29 
  - GORE should challenge MoDo to a debate, face her HEAD-ON!!1 n/t  UTUSN   May-28-07 10:04 AM   #30 
  - That would be a waste of time. n/t  janx   May-28-07 11:54 AM   #45 
  - ick...I read the whole piece  Neecy   May-28-07 10:06 AM   #32 
  - Recommend!~  zidzi   May-28-07 10:07 AM   #33 
  - "writing pool of guppies"  janx   May-28-07 10:13 AM   #34 
     - Oh, I see your "fish" avatar!  zidzi   May-28-07 10:59 AM   #39 
        - Yes, but that's not a guppy...  janx   May-28-07 11:05 AM   #40 
           - I was just looking for The Assault  zidzi   May-28-07 11:28 AM   #42 
              - Give the book a little more time; it'll get there.  janx   May-28-07 11:43 AM   #43 
                 - Whoa! That's so beautiful!  zidzi   May-28-07 12:01 PM   #46 
                    - You're going back?!  janx   May-28-07 12:12 PM   #48 
                       - Yeah, I lived there from '92 to  zidzi   May-28-07 12:23 PM   #52 
                          - That's very cool that you're going back  janx   May-28-07 12:36 PM   #56 
  - What she does not get is that she is the type of person this book was written about.  NastyDiaper   May-28-07 12:02 PM   #47 
  - I was just going to say before I  zidzi   May-28-07 01:23 PM   #57 
  - i didnt even know who mo do was  barbtries   May-28-07 12:25 PM   #53 
  - Moe is an entertainer, and nothing more. And not a very good one.  troubleinwinter   May-28-07 12:28 PM   #54 
  - OMG RudePundit was already on MD.  NastyDiaper   May-28-07 01:30 PM   #58 
  - That's rude, alright. And funny. And just about fair. :-) (n/t)  IndyOp   May-28-07 01:51 PM   #62 
  - Maureen is so 2000  Mabus   May-28-07 01:49 PM   #61 
  - Vacuous has always been her nature  depakid   May-28-07 01:53 PM   #63 
  - Dowd is such a media whore. Her constant  tblue37   May-28-07 02:16 PM   #66 
  - Par for the course-she writes like a 12 year old.nt  nam78_two   May-28-07 02:45 PM   #68 
  - It's just Good Ol' Merkin Distrust Of "Smart Folks".  impeachdubya   May-28-07 05:57 PM   #73 

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