Oh dear. The whole “did the Bush administration use the word imminent” question has been debated for several months now, but seeing it come across in video is much more powerful. Compare and contrast this excerpt from Center for American Progress and this new ad from MoveOn.org that excerpts last Sunday’s Face The Nation:
|Text Snippet from CAP|
|Video from MoveOn.org|
I should state for the record that I’m probably the only one in my social group (and perhaps the entire Bay Area) that actually supported going into Iraq. I’m still not convinced I was wrong, though I also thank my friends for not rubbing it in as my faith in intelligence reports and a few level-headed people in our current administration proved unfounded. But regardless of whether going into Iraq was a good idea and regardless of whether our executive branch screwed up on our planning and execution, the back-filling Rumsfeld is doing here is just embarrassing. After all, it’s not about the activity but about the lying about it, right?
- In Their Own Words: Iraq’s ‘Imminent’ Threat (Center for American Progress, 29 January 2004)
- Caught on Video (MoveOn.org, 17 March 2004)
- CBS Face The Nation (Donald Rumsfeld, Thomas Friedman and Bob Schieffer, CBS News, 14 March 2004)
- United States Policy Towards Iraq: Hearing before the Committee on Armed Services House of Representatives (Donald Rumsfeld, 18 September 2002)