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If you repeat something often enough...

Reported by Chrish - June 18, 2004 -

Donald Rumsfeld was given ten uninterrupted minutes at the top of the hour (3:00 EDT, June 17) to refute, with painful leaps of logic, the 9/11 Commission's findings

of "no credible evidence" of a connection between Al Queda and Saddam Hussein and to cheerlead the progress being made in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Pentagon briefing was ended and Rumsfeld walked off as a questioner asked for his reaction to the commission's "scathing" report, Rumsfeld saying "Why am I not surprised you'd characterize it that way?"

Minutes later reporter Catherine Herridge repeated Bush's insistence that yes there were numerous contacts between Al Queda and Saddam Hussein, and that the administration did not claim there was cooperation in the 9/11 attacks. (They just strongly insinuated it, repeatedly.)

Comment: Rumsfeld got to dissemble the commission's conclusions, in his roundabout way, and got a dig in at the mean, negative press to boot. We hear from yet another source (Ms. Herridge) that there were ties between Saddam and Al Queda. We have been told that Al Queda was responsible for 9/11, so the logically challenged take it to the conclusion that Saddam was somehow responsible for 9/11, as the administration intended them to do.