Monday, March 22, 2004

So, tell me something I don't know 

Surprise!!! Dick "Dick" Cheney and Stephen "Yellowcake" Hadley are liars. Brad DeLong has the goods. Concerning Cheney, he's still lying about the phantom threat to Air Force One on 9/11/01. That gets me thinking...aren't you tired of the things Cheney is still lying about? I am. Anyway, Cheney still claims that there was or may have been a threat to Air Force One, while everyone else has disavowed that claim. I'd like to see George Tenet give Cheney another smackdown on this one.

Stephen Hadley, on the other hand, is either a liar or a supreme incompetent. From the Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman:
On the same broadcast, deputy national security adviser Stephen Hadley said, "We cannot find evidence that this conversation between Mr. Clarke and the president ever occurred." In interviews for this story, two people who were present confirmed Clarke's account. They said national security adviser Condoleezza Rice was there.
So either Clarke and two other sources are lying, Hadley is lying, or Hadley, the Deputy National Security Advisor, doesn't know a meeting took place that his own boss witnessed. So, liar or incompetent? My guess: a little from Column A, a little from Column B.
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