Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Contrary To Senate Report, Snow Insists Saddam Had "Relationship" With Al-Zarqawi

Last Friday, the Senate Intelligence Committee — chaired by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), one of the President’s most loyal allies — concluded that there was absolutely no relationship between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda operative Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi.

Here’s the key quote from page 109:

Saddam Hussein attempted, unsuccessfully, to locate and capture Al-Zarqawi and … the regime did not have a relationship with, harbor, or turn a blind eye toward Zarqawi.

Nevertheless, at yesterday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow insisted that Saddam had a “relationship” because Al-Zarqawi was in the country. Snow refused to “go into the vagaries of the Senate report.”

SNOW: And there was a relationship in this sense: Zarqawi was in Iraq. Al Qaida members were in Iraq. They were operating, and in some cases operating freely. From Iraq, Zarqawi, for instance, directed the assassination of an American diplomat in Amman, Jordan. ...

QUESTION: Saddam Hussein knew they were there. That’s it for the relationship?

SNOW: That’s pretty much it.

This is the equivalent of saying that the United States government had a “relationship” with unibomber Ted Kaczynski because he was “operating” in the United States.

The White House’s insistence that Al-Zarqawi had a relationship with Saddam — in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary — borders on pathological.


Blogger thewaronterrible said...

It's not hard to decipher the
RepublicanFascist Playbook.
Keep sending out vauge statements to confuse and confound any facts off message.
From Joseph Goebbels:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

11:46 AM  
Anonymous The Deacon said...

Well, Then George Bush Has A "Relationship" With al-Qaeda. They had 19 terrorists in the United States while Bush was pResident. (See what happens when you skip the logic class in college & take "Blowdrying For Anchorpersons" instead?)

3:03 PM  

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