Republicans had absolutely no problems saying it about Clinton. Remember how “Clinton lied under oath” was all that we heard for the better part of two years (and the past 7)? So please – we can stop dancing around these terms. They are powerful terms, and should not be used lightly. But they are accurate terms. Deadly accurate.
McNulty didn’t “mislead” the Senate – he knew EXACTLY what he was saying, and exactly what he was hiding. And if he didn’t lie, then Goodling lied today. And I am pretty sure that lying should destroy her immunity deal.
Gonzales didn’t give “inaccurate” statements to Congress. The man spent the better part of a week being coached on his answers. And yet he still knowingly gave answers that he knew were untrue. He “didn’t recall” being in a meeting that was only the most important meeting about the US Attorney purge? These are only the top 93 US prosecutors who report to Gonzales. He “didn’t know”? Bullshit!! He LIED. To Congress. Not once but twice (at least).
Five million emails were “misplaced”? All by one Karl Rove – the same man who is knee deep in the US Attorney purge, the caging scheme run by his protégée Tim Griffin (who was pushed through as US Attorney), the outing of a CIA agent and her front company, the firing of David Iglesias, author of
election fraud, THE math, connected to Jack Abramoff and lord knows what other scummy criminal acts. No – they were deleted. On purpose. While there was a document preservation order from Patrick Fitzgerald. That is lying about obstructing justice. Not “deleting”. Not “misplacing”.
Condi Rice didn’t make “misleading statements” to Congress about Iran’s overtures back in 2003. She knew damn well what was going on. And knowing that something is true yet willfully saying the opposite in order to convince those who you are talking to is a big fat lie. No other way to put it.
Mushroom clouds? Lies. Iraq linked to 9/11 or al Qaeda? Lies. Making progress? Lies. “Nobody would have thought….? Lies Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, Alberto Gonzales, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush. All Liars. Mark Foley. Dennis Hastert. Bill Frist. Tom DeLay. Jack Abramoff. John McCain. Rudy Giuliani. Liar, liar, liar, liar, liar, liar and liar. Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Bremer, George “Slam Dunk” Tenet. Every single one of them, liars.
It’s time to stop pussy footing around and step up to the plate. There were no “misstatements” or “misunderstandings” or even “miscommunications”, “errors”, “misplacements” “misleading” or anything other than lies.
Period. Start calling it, and them, what they are.