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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-28-07 08:46 AM
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6. “[Bush] has never tried to make” the connection between Iraq and 9/11, Snow said.

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/05/22/snow-on-gore-book /

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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