Condi the Liar

If you, like me, love the golden oldies, you’ll be happy to hear that the “brown-skinned people don’t want freedom” strawman is back, care of Condi Rice, speaking to the troops on a surprise trip to Iraq:
"The United States, along with the rest of the free world, believed somehow for a number of years that people in this region didn't care about freedom," she said. "We cared about stability. And what we got was neither. We got a malignancy that was growing that came to haunt us on the fine September day" in 2001.
The whole United States believed that, huh? That’s funny—because I didn’t believe that, and I don’t think that any of the human rights groups that tracked the oppression of women and ethnic and religious minorities and cataloged human rights abuses in the Middle East believed that. In fact, I don’t think anyone really believed that, except for a cabal of neoconservatives who see countries full of people with darker skin than their own who largely worship in a different way and made some pretty despicable assumptions.

Extra points to Condi for still linking Iraq and 9/11. Wow—she’s either the most tenacious liar of all time or as dumb as dirt.
"I want you to keep focused on what you are doing here," Rice told the diplomats and troops who gathered in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces. "This war came to us, not the other way around."
Oh, okay. Most tenacious liar. Got it.

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