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Thursday, May 04, 2006

You lied, she said

NBC News with Brian Williams actually gave a decent account of the crazy people who interrupted Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's speech today.

The video (which appears to be the same as what was broadcast on the 6 o'clock news) is available alongside this article:

Rumsfeld heckled, accused of lying at speech
3 protesters escorted out while defense secretary speaks about Iraq war
Associated Press
Updated: 8:07 p.m. ET May 4, 2006

ATLANTA - Protesters repeatedly interrupted Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld during a speech Thursday, and one man, a former CIA analyst, accused him of lying about Iraq prewar intelligence in an unusually vociferous display of antiwar sentiment.

“Why did you lie to get us into a war that caused these kind of casualties and was not necessary?” asked Ray McGovern, the former analyst, during a question-and-answer session.

“I did not lie,” shot back Rumsfeld, who waved off security guards ready to remove McGovern from the hall at the Southern Center for International Studies.
The AP characterized Rumsfeld's reply as "shot back." But, if you watch and listen to the recording, you will see that the reporter has a vivid imagination. Rumsfeld's tone of voice was calm, quiet, polite, etc. He simply said, "well, first of all, I did not lie."

The screaming fat female mooncalf was shown as she was physically "escorted out." At one point she can be heard clearly yelling: "You lied that Iraq's oil would pay for the war!" (And fades out with "you lied, you lied, you lied....")

Where in the dickens did the lunatic left get the idea that Rumsfeld or anyone else in the administration ever said that Iraq's oil would pay the costs of the war?

Apparently, they got it from the same place they got all their other opinions -- from their psychotic delusions.

Representative Jan Schakowsky (D - ILL) has been kind enough to gather some quotes from administration officials and post them. Those quotes show that after the invasion of Iraq began, some people answered questions about the cost of reconstruction by saying that not all of the cost would have to be shouldered by America -- part could be paid with Iraq's oil revenues, among other things.

If Schakowsky hasn't found anything to support the fat mooncalf's delusions, no one can:

Join Jan and Rep. John Murtha for a


WHEN: Sunday May 7, 2:45pm (doors open at 2:15pm)

WHERE: Northwestern University, McCormick Auditorium in the Norris University Center


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