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The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Bush's New Press Secretary: Let's Just Make Stuff Up

ThinkProgress writes:

ThinkProgress: Rice Drops White House Claim That Iraqi Prime Minister Was Misquoted About Haditha: On Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, was quoted saying the following about Haditha:

This is a phenomenon that has become common among many of the multinational forces. No respect for citizens, smashing civilian cars and killing on a suspicion or a hunch. It's unacceptable.

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Snow insisted that Maliki was "misquoted." Snow was unable to say exactly how he was misquoted, saying "it's a little hazy to me."

This morning on Fox News Sunday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was asked about Maliki's comments. Rice said she had talked to Maliki directly about his remarks but did not claim Maliki was misquoted. Instead, she said he was "speaking to the concerns of the Iraqi people."

Impeach George W. Bush. Impeach him now.

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