Condoleezza Rice Takes Katie Couric To School on Iraq
12/13/2010 10:52:00 AM - Guy Benson
Breitbart TV is highlighting this clip from Katie and Condi's chat at the Council for Foreign Relations earlier this month, and for good reason. I'm not sure which is more striking: The flawed premises and deep bias inherent in Couric's questions, or the poise and aplomb of a former Bush administration official in defending the Iraq war -- something the White House often seemed woefully incapable of as public support for the Operation Iraqi Freedom plummeted. Even after Rice's detailed and persuasive tutorial, Couric showed little evidence of having learned anything at all:
Bravo, Madame Secretary. The full conversation can be viewed HERE.
UPDATE: While we're on the subject of Saddam Hussein's WMD program and ambitions, it's probably worth linking to Christopher Hitchens, who argued (convincingly) in 2006 that in spite of all the political noise caused by the trumped up Valerie Plame kerfuffle, Saddam really did seek to purchase yellow cake uranium from Niger. Larry Elder's recent column highlighted wikileaks evidence that further exonerates this claim. In 2004, Factcheck.org also concluded that President Bush had "plenty of reason" to believe the veracity of the famous "16 words" in his 2003 State of the Union speech that helped lead us to war. The British government still stands by the intelligence behind the former president's historic assertion.