Friday, August 08, 2003

Fred Barnes and deception. 

It was easy, just too easy to discount Mr. Fred Barnes' statement from Brit Hume's Special Repot on Fox news channel...well, you read the email I sent him. I happened to catch that little snibbit of debate, and then atrios wrote about it this morning. I wish I could get rid of the sarcasm, but I can't help it. It stems from carefully controlled anger and rage over the looting of this country, and the looting of Iraq:

Mr. Barnes,

I saw you last night debating on Fox news channel. Juan Williams defended Al Gore's speech alleging intelligence hype and deception by the administration, specifically the ties the administration alleged between Iraq and Al Queda. You stated that President Bush has been saying "the opposite, the opposite".

I'm not sure what planet you are living on, or perhaps it is an alternative universe you are living in, much like, apparently, the home of the myth of the "liberal media" .

For your reference, these quotes and articles as to what Bush really said about the Al Queda and Saddam connection:

From: http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-noqaeda4nov04,0,4538810.story

On Friday, Bush specifically linked Hussein to the terrorist network. "We know he's got ties with Al Qaeda," Bush said during an election rally in New Hampshire. "A nightmare scenario, of course, is that he becomes the arsenal for a terrorist network, where they could attack America and he'd leave no fingerprints behind. He is a problem."

From: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/2705491.stm

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, US President George W Bush said Iraq had links to terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda, and might supply weapons of mass destruction to militants.

From: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-intel30jan30,0,6143421.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Powell said Wednesday that documenting the ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda will be one of the elements of his appearance at the United Nations, touted by the White House as a presentation of the best evidence it has against Iraq that can be shared with the public.


An "all-ears citizen",