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Mansoor Ijaz slamming Richard Clarke on Fox'N Friends
Fox News Channel

Posted on 03/22/2004 4:28:39 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds

Mansoor Ijaz just called Richard Clarke essentially a liar. Challenged virtually all of his claims -- and accused Clarke of stonewalling Ijaz's efforts to capture Bin Laden via the Sudanese.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; bias; ccrm; foxnews; ijaz; media; richardclarke; stophillary; sudan
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To: section9
Agree. Condi was pissed for good reason. Clarke is trying to politicize this thing through lies and he will face extreme scrutiny. He is a fraud and will have to answer to his lies. If Al Qaeda was so important for the Klintonites, then why was it relegated to slide #14 of a 33 slide presentation given on 5 Jan 04? This apparently was the only mention of Al Qaeda/OBL during the transition. For John F'n Kerry and his minions to say that the Bush Administration is not doing enough in the war on terror is like Ted Kennedy calling the Pope an alcoholic...
121 posted on 03/22/2004 5:53:17 AM PST by CurlyBill (Voter fraud is one of the primary campaign strategies of the Democrats!!!!)
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To: captbarney
"Author, Rowen Scarborough, "Rumsfeld's War", on Fox, BASHING Clark, whom he had interviewed for his book."

After this a.m. on Fox, I doubt that Clarke will be willing to show his sorry, lying, crooked face, on FOX.

122 posted on 03/22/2004 5:53:59 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Ouch! I wasn't able to watch Condi this morning but did hear her very clearly and the tone of her voice was enough to know she would gladly have taken a 2x4 to Clarke. I'd be more than happy to loan her one. Then Mansoor got on and let loose, and a few minutes ago there was another guy who ripped Clarke a new one. Of course the damage has been done and there will be those who will believe it.
123 posted on 03/22/2004 5:56:37 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: keats5
Here's a 2000 interview w/ Ijaz that gives some background info:

124 posted on 03/22/2004 5:57:55 AM PST by elli1
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To: Peach

President Clinton's national coordinator for counterterrorism, he is currently President Bush's special adviser for cyberspace security. In this interview he talks about the attributes that made John O'Neill stand apart in the world of counterterrorism, sketches Al Qaeda's threat and how it came into focus for U.S. intelligence, and discusses some of John O'Neill's battles, including the USS Cole investigation. This interview was conducted March 20, 2002


Some also say that due to the Lewinsky scandal, more action perhaps was never undertaken. In your eyes?

The interagency group on which I sat and John O'Neill sat -- we never asked for a particular action to be authorized and were refused. We were never refused. Any time we took a proposal to higher authority, with one or two exceptions, it was approved....

But didn't you push for military action after the Cole?

Yes, that's one of the exceptions.

How important is that exception?

I believe that, had we destroyed the terrorist camps in Afghanistan earlier, that the conveyor belt that was producing terrorists sending them out around the world would have been destroyed. So many, many trained and indoctrinated Al Qaeda terrorists, which now we have to hunt down country by country, many of them would not be trained and would not be indoctrinated, because there wouldn't have been a safe place to do it if we had destroyed the camps earlier.


Without intelligence operatives on the ground in these organizations, how in the end does one stop something like this? If you look back on it now and you had one wish, you could have had one thing done, what would it have been?

Blow up the camps and take out their sanctuary. Eliminate their safe haven, eliminate their infrastructure. They would have been a hell of a lot less capable of recruiting people. Their whole "Come to Afghanistan where you'll be safe and you'll be trained," well, that wouldn't have worked if every time they got a camp together, it was blown up by the United States. That's the one thing that we recommended that didn't happen -- the one thing in retrospect I wish had happened.


125 posted on 03/22/2004 5:58:50 AM PST by maggief
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To: Judith Anne
Mansoor i a Moslem with a moderate views of the world. That is rare!
126 posted on 03/22/2004 6:02:58 AM PST by philosofy123
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To: KE; an amused spectator
"...there was a heavy-set balding guy on for just 2-3 minutes, talking about a meeting the Bush transition team was at with a lower level team from the Clinton WH, before Bush was Ignau. He definitely said it was a slide show, (don't know how many slides), and that only slide #30 mentioned OBL in passing, nothing important. He hinted that Dick Clark was a liar. hummmmmm?"

That was John Podhoretz. I videotaped both that interview, and the one with Mansoor Ijaz. I didn't get Condi Rice's interview on tape, unfortunately. No doubt Fox will re-air the pertinent clips from it, though.

127 posted on 03/22/2004 6:05:37 AM PST by Matchett-PI (To obtain power, DemocRATS seek to exploit the baser instincts in people.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
We need to press big media on this. Write, call, or email these facts to them. Don't let them get away with their typical one-sided pro-DNC reporting!

On the top-of-the-hour radio news this morning they are treating Clark's allegations as gospel. It was, by far, the longest segment of the broadcast.

128 posted on 03/22/2004 6:05:56 AM PST by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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To: Impeach the Boy
Like hell you don't have to fire them. If you leave these traitors in their positions, they use the clout of that position to stab us in the back. Just cutting them out of the loop isn't enough. They are moles, and worse they serve as "un-named sources" to the media to cite with a cover of legitimacy.

Can 'em all. Cite National Security issue and can them.

129 posted on 03/22/2004 6:06:02 AM PST by el_texicano (Liberals are the real Mind-Numbed Robots - No Brains, No Guts, No Character)
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To: Impeach the Boy
Bush just did NOT learn from history; You cannot keep Clinton hold overs around and expect them to have loyalty to the COUNTRY...they are loyal to the DEMOCRATIC party ONLY...Bush should have cleaned house (particularly at the State Department).

Clinton got rid of everyone, even those beyond the travel office. My 1st cousin had worked for the phone company in the White House since Nixon. He was let go too.

130 posted on 03/22/2004 6:07:27 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Bluntpoint
Just be thankful you were not in charge of reviewing the data after 9-11.

We may have bombed Bob Hope based upon your observations.

We know what you're about, Bluntpoint. Anybody who has followed your postings knows what your game is on FR. ;-)

131 posted on 03/22/2004 6:12:22 AM PST by an amused spectator (John Kerry: Future Leader Of The Traffic Citation On Terror)
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To: elli1
Me thinks that a good portion of Ijaz' ''BS'' is purposeful & coordinated (w/ the Pentagon) disinformation. Keep in mind that he is not billed as a ''journalist'', but as an ''analyst''.

OMG--better break out the supersized IQometer--methinks we've got a major genius on the thread. What a hoot! Thanks for the comic relief.

132 posted on 03/22/2004 6:12:44 AM PST by rmgatto (lux et veritas (not heat))
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To: section9
I agree with you. Dr. Rice looked damn angry to have to take time out to answer these ridiculous charges.
133 posted on 03/22/2004 6:13:26 AM PST by Doohickey ("This is a hard and dirty war, but when it's over, nothing will ever be too difficult again.)
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To: maggiefluffs
It was very sensible, given that Iraq hid the terrorist behind the first WTC bombing, to ask Clarke to make SURE Iraq wasn't behind 9/11.

Also, in the book The New Jackals by Simon Reeve, it was noted that Iraq went on its highest state of alert with its military two weeks prior to 9/11 and Saddam sent his family into his most secure bunker where Saddam himself went and didn't emerge until mid-October.
134 posted on 03/22/2004 6:16:35 AM PST by Peach
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To: an amused spectator
My game is twister. "Right foot yellow!"
135 posted on 03/22/2004 6:17:00 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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To: philosofy123
Mansoor Ijaz is founder and chairman of Crescent Investment Management LLC, a New York investment partnership between Ijaz, Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson (USAF Ret), former director of President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, a major Abu Dhabi investment group and the heir of a prominent European shipping family. Former CIA Director, Amb. R. James Woolsey, serves as vice chairman of Crescent's Board of Governors. HSH Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein serves as a member of the Board of Governors with oversight responsibility for the firm's philanthropic and humanitarian activities.

136 posted on 03/22/2004 6:17:15 AM PST by twigs
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To: Bluntpoint
My game is twister. "Right foot yellow!"

LOL! You are amusing at times, however. ;-)

137 posted on 03/22/2004 6:18:30 AM PST by an amused spectator (John Kerry: Future Leader Of The Traffic Citation On Terror)
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To: philosofy123
He has close ties with the CIA. Note that a member of his board of directors is former CIA director James Woolsey. Ijaz is VERY well connected. I'm not always certain about the quality of his information and his sources, but I ALWAYS listen. He's an important source.
138 posted on 03/22/2004 6:19:06 AM PST by twigs
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To: Just mythoughts; Howlin; Miss Marple; section9; Irma; Iowa Granny; All

National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice is seen through a window in the West Wing of the White House as she listens to a question while being interviewed by morning television news shows Monday, March 22, 2004, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

139 posted on 03/22/2004 6:29:20 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: section9
Cheney and Rice=top two attack dogs!
140 posted on 03/22/2004 6:30:27 AM PST by sarasota
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