Gotta love it when a member of the Bush administration gets caught on national TV lying up a storm.
Rumsfeld was on Face the Nation last weekend and during the discussion he chastised his hosts for bringing up the fact that the Bush administration kept claiming Saddam was an ‘imminent threat.’ At one point an obviously annoyed Rumsfeld says, “You and a few other critics are the only people I’ve heard use the phrase ‘immediate threat.’ I didn’t. The President didn’t. And, uh, it’s become kinda folklore that that’s, that’s what’s happened. The President…” At which point he’s interrupted and asked if he’s saying no one in the administration has ever said that. Rumsfeld says he can’t speak for the entire administration so he’s then asked if the Vice President ever said it and Rumsfeld makes the fatal mistake of challenging them to provide some citations if they have them.
Which, they do. And of which, both are statements Rumsfeld made.
Wanna see it? Then just click here and watch the segment for yourself.
Watching Rumsfeld as he’s suddenly caught off-guard try to cover his ass is pretty fuckin’ funny. This clip so needs to be aired as a commercial as it speaks volumes about this administration and the people running it. It certainly put a smile on my face today.
Found via Scott’s blog.