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Barbara Boxer scorches Condi


California’s Barbara Boxer threw Condi’s contradictory quotes in her face. Beautiful.

It’s clear that Condi has been drinking the Kool-Aid for years; she can lie so pathologically and is so unflappable that it boggles the mind. (NYT):

Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s nominee for secretary of state, refused Tuesday to set any timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, but declared that the United States was making “some progress” in training Iraqi security forces.

…By far the most severe questioning came from Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, whose berating tone clearly rankled Ms. Rice and brought an uncharacteristic flash of irritation. In the morning session, Ms. Boxer focused sharply on Ms. Rice’s position that Saddam Hussein had been close to acquiring nuclear weapons, showing her statements on a cardboard display.

“I personally believe, this is my personal view, that your loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell this war, overwhelmed your respect for the truth,” Ms. Boxer said. “Senator, I have to say that I never, ever lost respect for the truth in the service of anything,” Ms. Rice responded, her voice sharpening. “It is not my nature. It is not my character. And I would hope that we can have this conversation and discuss what happened before, and what went on before and what I said, without impugning my credibility or my integrity.”

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