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Reply #6: [Bush] has never tried to make the connection between Iraq and 9/11, Snow said. [View All]

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-28-07 07:46 AM
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http://thinkprogress.org/2007/05/22/snow-on-gore-book /

Snow Slams Gores Book, Says It Should Be Reprinted Because It Calls Out Bushs Deception


In his new book The Assault on Reason, Al Gore wrote that Bushs efforts to connect Iraq to 9/11 were an example of the administrations 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, its been tried by a lot of other people, which is to take something the president hasnt said, expose it as a, quote, lie, and then beat him up for it. The presidents been straight about the intel.

Snow attacked Gores book, saying, I dont know if theyre 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 cant be an expert on them. Watch it:

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