Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Financial Times Debunks White House Claims

Today's Financial Times has a short quip debunking a recent White Houses claim...


White House-released quotes claiming to show that leading Democrats backed removing Saddam Hussein.

The quote:

Senator John Kerry, December 2001: "I think we have to keep the pressure on terrorism globally. This doesn't end with Afghanistan by any imagination. . . Terrorism is a global menace. It's a scourge. And it is absolutely vital that we continue, for instance, Saddam Hussein."

What was left out:

Larry King, CNN: "We should go to Iraq?" Kerry: "Well that - what you do and how you choose to do it, we have a lot of options. Absent smoking-gun evidence linking Saddam Hussein to the immediate events of September 11, the president doesn't have the authorisation to proceed there."


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