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RICE BOILS OVER AT BUBBA RIPS 'FLATLY FALSE' CLAIM ON BUSH'S BID TO GET BIN LADEN
New York Post ^ | 0-25-06

Posted on 09/25/2006 11:51:28 PM PDT by hope

September 25, 2006 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks. Rice hammered Clinton, who leveled his charges in a contentious weekend interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Channel, for his claims that the Bush administration "did not try" to kill Osama bin Laden in the eight months they controlled the White House before the Sept. 11 attacks.

"The notion somehow for eight months the Bush administration sat there and didn't do that is just flatly false - and I think the 9/11 commission understood that," Rice said during a wide-ranging meeting with Post editors and reporters.

"What we did in the eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clarke; clinton; clintoon; condirice; condoleezzarice; dickclarke; flatlyfalse; heliesunderoath; rice; rice2008; richardclarke
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1 posted on 09/25/2006 11:51:29 PM PDT by hope
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To: hope; Mo1; Carolinamom; hoosiermama; Howlin; SE Mom; ohioWfan; Miss Marple; BigSkyFreeper; ...



Woo-Hoo! Condi speaks out!


2 posted on 09/25/2006 11:55:21 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: hope
"What we did in the eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton

Should have finished this statement with "did in eight years".

3 posted on 09/25/2006 11:56:10 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: hope
The money quote:

Transitioning to the global war on terror, an animated Rice questioned, "When are we going to stop blaming ourselves for the rise of terrorism?"

4 posted on 09/25/2006 11:56:23 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Teddy drank, people sank.)
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To: hope
You tell him Condi! You tell him. This is one woman who ain't puttin' up with Clintoon's bullsh--.
5 posted on 09/25/2006 11:56:46 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet

My War On Terror Includes Democrats


6 posted on 09/25/2006 11:57:19 PM PDT by Stallone (Dealing with Democrats IS the War on Terror.)
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To: hope
"What we did in the eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton[admin did]"

Well, that isn't saying much. Clinton did nothing.

7 posted on 09/25/2006 11:57:26 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: hope

Wow, why can't she be President!


8 posted on 09/25/2006 11:58:21 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: hope

The more I know about her the more I like her.


9 posted on 09/25/2006 11:58:39 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: Stallone

My War On Terror Includes Liberal Media


10 posted on 09/25/2006 11:59:20 PM PDT by Stallone (Dealing with Democrats IS the War on Terror.)
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To: Stallone

My War On Terror Includes I*R*A*N


11 posted on 09/26/2006 12:00:04 AM PDT by Stallone (Dealing with Democrats IS the War on Terror.)
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To: onyx

Way to go, Condi! :-)


12 posted on 09/26/2006 12:00:13 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

13 posted on 09/26/2006 12:00:44 AM PDT by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: Aussiebabe

"Wow, why can't she be President!"


She would have my vote. However Governors tend to win, so the odds may be against her. VP might be a better place for her for now.


14 posted on 09/26/2006 12:03:02 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: hope
She also said Clinton's claims that Richard Clarke - the White House anti-terror guru hyped by Clinton as the country's "best guy" - had been demoted by Bush were bogus. "Richard Clarke was the counterterrorism czar when 9/11 happened. And he left when he did not become deputy director of homeland security, some several months later," she said.

SLAM!

15 posted on 09/26/2006 12:04:58 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: onyx

GO! CONDI! GO!


16 posted on 09/26/2006 12:05:02 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Karl Rove you magnificent bastard!)
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To: hope

You GO girl!


17 posted on 09/26/2006 12:05:46 AM PDT by RedCell ("...thou shalt kill thine enemy before he killeth you by any means available" - Dick Marcinko)
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To: Nathan Zachary
Well, that isn't saying much. Clinton did nothing.

Now Nathan Zachary, that is not true. Didn't he shoot off like one missile or something? (Okay, I just can't help the next comment. Anyone with any holiness close your eyes, less you be offended.) . . . But I do believe he shot a lot more at MISS LEWINSKI.

18 posted on 09/26/2006 12:08:01 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: eeevil conservative; sono; RasterMaster; Morgan in Denver; tiredoflaundry; holdonnow; MNJohnnie; ...

ping


19 posted on 09/26/2006 12:08:41 AM PDT by AliVeritas (The road to hell is paved with bishops - St. Athanasis)
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To: hope
Asked about recently leaked internal U.S. intelligence estimates that claimed the Iraq war was fueling terrorist recruiting, Rice said: "Now that we're fighting back, of course they are fighting back, too."

Precisely!!

20 posted on 09/26/2006 12:10:00 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Aussiebabe

I'd like to hear her opinions sans diplo-speak first.


21 posted on 09/26/2006 12:11:45 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Especially considering the request to cut off the transition funds for the incoming president because of the recount, which they need for investigations and other things re: their cabinet and staff; the chads/Gore/courts; getting furniture, china, silverware and the W's missing from all the keyboards in the White House; cleaning all the graffiti off the walls still as Bush was at the inauguration, as well as all the overturned staffers desks with stuff tossed about (true); not to mention short three very important cabinet members...


22 posted on 09/26/2006 12:12:55 AM PDT by AliVeritas (The road to hell is paved with bishops - St. Athanasis)
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To: AliVeritas
You nailed it there. That is one thing few talk about . . . on top of all the other stuff the GORE WHINING HE HAD WON THE ELECTION. How much time and energy did that take? Oh, man. I so-o wanted to see that much more played up and confronted in the Pathway to 9/11.
23 posted on 09/26/2006 12:15:58 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: hope

My favorite quote in the interview....

"""It's a longer-term strategy, and it may even have some short-term down side, but if you don't look at the longer term, you're just leaving the problem to somebody else," she said."""

I would be very interested in seeing Ms. Rice move up the chain if she would answer the call. This is the type of thinking we need in Washington to address a whole host of issues to include Social Security, Immigration, energy policy, and the war on terror.


24 posted on 09/26/2006 12:17:31 AM PDT by volunbeer (Pelosi)
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What did we do though? What about some specifics? It would do a world of good in a debate to have actual specifics...


25 posted on 09/26/2006 12:18:23 AM PDT by oolatec
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To: onyx

Go Condi! So excellent.


26 posted on 09/26/2006 12:20:44 AM PDT by MonicaG (Praying for our troops, leadership, Israel & IDF. Thanks to our veterans & their families.)
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To: potlatch; hope




        
   


27 posted on 09/26/2006 12:22:03 AM PDT by devolve ( ----------CITGO--HUGO--NOGO--NUKO--OSAMO----------)
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To: hope
The secretary of state also sharply disputed Clinton's claim that he "left a comprehensive anti-terror strategy" for the incoming Bush team during the presidential transition in 2001.
"We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda," Rice responded during the hourlong session.

Hear, hear! To me that "We" should be America, not just the administration.

Give the devil his due...
Clinton proposes anti-terrorism plan January 22, 1999
In an interview with The New York Times published Friday, Clinton said it is "highly likely" that a terrorist group would launch or threaten a germ or chemical attack on U.S. soil within the next few years.
Nice guess, try again.
Clinton said the threat that "keeps me awake at night" is the possibility of a biological attack.
"A chemical attack would be horrible, but it would be finite," he said. But a biological attack could spread, "kind of like the gift that keeps on giving," the president said.

28 posted on 09/26/2006 12:25:53 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: philman_36

Biological Bill, the gift that keeps on giving.


29 posted on 09/26/2006 12:29:57 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: AZLiberty
Then she posed the argument: We were in a good place on Sept. 11, 2001? I don't think so. EXCELLENT! Succinct, in the extreme. She had some great one-liners.

Clinton's ill-conceived, fallacious in many cases, angry spew will provide ammunition for thoughtful people for a very long time. His loud outburst and physical aggression were an embarrassment. It's a shame he didn't use that "outrage" on the terrorists in Somalia or after the "Cole" incident!
30 posted on 09/26/2006 12:30:23 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: GOP Poet

God, his holy self, probably knows that is true. Truth is truth.


31 posted on 09/26/2006 12:33:38 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: hope; nopardons
Cheese and crackers!

I'm going to run the Time Line again.

November to late December, the Gore challenge to the election of G. W. Bush.

Christmas and New years...nothing happens in DC for the holidays and the Bush transition team is working overtime.

January 20, 2001; Bush inauguration.

Bush nominates his Cabinet with some success in the following months but in June 'Jumpin Jim' Jeffords throws control of the Senate to the Dems. The new administation is in a quagmire.

Bush is forced to inherit the Clinton beauacratic appointments. And he had to rely on them.

August,2001. The Foggy Bottom Break. Nobody does nothin'.

9/11 2001,

Eight months.
32 posted on 09/26/2006 12:40:10 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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As opposed to the eight looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong years Slick had to do something, other than lie and defile the rug in the Oval office and the sink just off it.

Your point being?

33 posted on 09/26/2006 12:48:19 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: GOP Poet
I heard someone in the Bush administration, today, say that they had gotten ABSOLUTELY NO WARNING FROM THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION regarding Bin Laden and there was no such thing as a "counter-terrorism plan" from the Clintoristas.

I wish I could remember who it was, that would be an important bit of info. I once said, they might have left a Post-It Note on the desk in the Oval Office, for all we know! I wouldn't call that much of a warning. Even Clark has changed his story regarding how forthcoming he was with information regarding terrorists once the Bush people were in place.
34 posted on 09/26/2006 12:48:23 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: volunbeer
Common Sense. In a time when I wonder if there is anyone in Washington with a brain, I'd just settle for someone with plain commonsense. (A quote from my conversation with a McCain aide, during a phone call regarding the "torturing terrorists" thing.)
35 posted on 09/26/2006 12:53:57 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: nopardons
Your point being?

Real action began 9/12/01.

Shock therapy.
36 posted on 09/26/2006 12:56:02 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: singfreedom

common sense in Washington D.C. is an uncommon commodity - one of my favorite quotes from my Grandfather (although I am sure someone else said it somewhere)


37 posted on 09/26/2006 12:59:34 AM PDT by volunbeer (Pelosi)
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To: BIGLOOK

Oh.............


38 posted on 09/26/2006 1:01:05 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: DTogo

The truth seems to have a way of refuting slick willie's lies but the MSM seems to have a way of ignoring the truth when it comes to the Klintoon's.


39 posted on 09/26/2006 1:14:36 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: hope

Whoa...! Perfect counterpunch.
Clinton keeps looking smaller and smaller.


40 posted on 09/26/2006 1:17:08 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: singfreedom

It was a Sandy Burger statement that the Klinton administration left NO counter terrorism plan for the Bush administration.


41 posted on 09/26/2006 1:18:22 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: OldFriend

clinton lied? ........who'd of thunk it!


42 posted on 09/26/2006 1:33:56 AM PDT by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: hope
Give him hell, Condi!


43 posted on 09/26/2006 1:37:22 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Support Arnold-McClintock or embrace high taxes, gay weddings with Angelides.)
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To: phil1750

Clinton lies like most people breathe.


44 posted on 09/26/2006 1:37:56 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Support Arnold-McClintock or embrace high taxes, gay weddings with Angelides.)
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To: phil1750
Seems in an interview with a newspaper in 2002, slick willie stated that there had been NO counter terrorism plan on al qaeda handed over to the new administration.

This man used to be protected by the media. Seems those days are dwindling down to a precious few.

45 posted on 09/26/2006 1:39:56 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: hope

She's the perfect one to deliver this message. We need to get her out more making the Administration's case for...well pretty much everything FP related. She's done the big things, but she hasn't been part of the daily sale.


46 posted on 09/26/2006 1:42:50 AM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Romney/Rice '08


47 posted on 09/26/2006 1:43:36 AM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: newzjunkey

"...and I hear from the CIA that Clinton's penis is this big"

48 posted on 09/26/2006 1:45:08 AM PDT by woofie
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To: hope
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks.

Bill Clinton told a lie? The hell you say.

49 posted on 09/26/2006 1:51:40 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: AZLiberty

"Transitioning to the global war on terror, an animated Rice questioned, "When are we going to stop blaming ourselves for the rise of terrorism?"

I think a lot of people in the UK need to ask that question.


50 posted on 09/26/2006 1:55:00 AM PDT by Mac1
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