Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell Say Dick Cheney Lied in His Memoir

Powell, Rice Claim Cheney is a liar

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has dismissed as “cheap shots” the criticism leveled at him and others in Vice President Dick Cheney‘s memoir.

It was the latest volley in a clash that stretches back to their first years in the George W. Bush administration.
Powell went so far as to say that if Cheney’s staff and others in Bush’s White House had been as forthcoming as the State Department in the case involving CIA operative Valerie Plame, the indictment and conviction of Cheney’s friend and former chief of staff never would have happened.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Reuters in an interview Wednesday that she “kept the president fully and completely informed about every ‘in and out’ of the negotiations with the North Koreans,” countering the former vice president’s assertion that Rice misled the president about nuclear diplomacy with North Korea.

“You can talk about policy differences without suggesting that your colleague somehow misled the president,” Rice said. “You know, I don’t appreciate the attack on my integrity that that implies.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is anyone surprised? Did anyone expect DICK to be truthful?