from Senate hearing (pertaining to the Bush administration's
reasons for going to war in Iraq):
Near the end of the hearing, Rumsfeld responded
to the senators' lectures with a short lecture
of his own.
think we have to get some perspective on this
and put this in context and think back in history,"
he said. "This takes time. . . . We need to have
are my questions and comments to Mr. Rumsfeld:
you lying sir when you assured us that the Hussein
Government not only possessed but was intending
on using weapons either through terrorists or
their own deployment such as drone aircraft?
now, you state that this was NEVER the intent.
That it was all seen "Through the prism of 911."
say sir that you are a LIAR - that you have purposefully
deceived the American public and its media to
achieve an agenda you, Mr. Abrams, Mr Wolfowitz,
and Mr. Kristol have proposed since 1997 when
your group formed the New American Century organization.
That, your agenda may well have been (in part)
an effort to make amends for your involvement
with the same regime during your tenure in the
Reagan administration when you repeatedly visited
and supported that administration and it's war
last question to you sir is this: "What can you
say that will convince us that you are not lying
July 10, 2003