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Reporters Press Snow to Justify Iran Claims

Posted on Feb 14, 2007
Tony Snow on Iran

Remember how the White House used weasel words and half-truths to link Iraq with al-Qaida? This clip shows more of the same, but this time it’s Tony Snow dubiously linking Iraq and Iran—and reporters are having none of it.

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By Ken Mitchell, February 17, 2007 at 9:54 am Link to this comment
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The only part of CNN that Bush likes is Glenn Beck.

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By Rosemary Molloy, February 17, 2007 at 3:13 am Link to this comment
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It’s just INFURIATING when Snow belittles Henry with “You’re getting excited…your voice is rising…” like some idiot shrink with an angry adolescent.  Sometimes I can’t decide who I despise most, snooty Snow or demented Dubya.

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By Casy, February 16, 2007 at 8:55 pm Link to this comment
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Do you know why Tony Snow was picked to be Press Secretary particularly after Scott McClellan? Because he has absolutely no morals. The Cheney/Bush (there’s no error in that order) administration needed the perfect pitchman - someone who can lie with a straight face and who has the arrogance to try to belittle or malign those who would seek the truth. They couldn’t have picked a better person for the job. It’s all about deflecting and parsing, cherry-picking and bullying. And if there are inconsistencies in the message, you can be sure it will be rectified the very next day, probably after an evening of water-boarding with the loveable Dick Cheney.

Am I missing something? I keep hearing the administration idiots (and their brother Republican idiots in Congress) say that we should give General Petraeus and this troop surge a chance since he thinks the situation in Iraq is still winnable. And they further add that General Petraeus should know best since he’s the commander on the ground. Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t it not quite so long ago when another commander on the ground, General John Abizaid, said exactly the opposite? Now why is it that the ex-head of all US forces in Iraq is wrong and the new one is correct? Sounds like Dick and George are also cherry-picking their generals based on who wants to play by the rules they’ve set!

And as for Iranian arms in Iraq, I have no doubt you will find them there, just as I am quite sure there are US arms in India, Pakistan, China, and heck, even Iraq and Iran! Oh, and I am also sure that Russia has arms in Iraq (they are called KALASHNIKOV rifles afterall). Now, will Dick and George also go after Russia since those rifles, much like Iranian arms, are also being used to kill US troops?

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By Dale Headley, February 15, 2007 at 1:03 pm Link to this comment
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The White House reporters are finally getting some cojones and confronting the Press Secretary about his “Snow jobs”.

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By Lee, February 15, 2007 at 12:27 pm Link to this comment
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Parsing: To break (a sentence) down into its component parts of speech with an explanation of the form, function, and syntactical relationship of each part.

When attacking the messenger and sleazebag mumbo-jumbo fail, why not accuse your accuser of parsing. I wonder if parsing will become a bad word as has “liberal”.

Those who seek honesty, those who seek clarity and those who seek accountability get pretty excited when a couple reporters ask a couple of probing questions. Oh boy, we’ve got him on the run now. Unfortunately 99. something percent of these question askers never confront the speakers openly or forcefully. Better a little something than nothing and better late than never I suppose.

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By Lou, February 15, 2007 at 10:57 am Link to this comment
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“Bush Declares Iran’s Arms Role in Iraq Is Certain” the New York Times today reports today.
Some things never change….
And when Bush starts the Iran War to go with his Iraq War, what will happen?
Most likely the average American, who does not read or think, will support their “War President.”
Nothing to date makes me think otherwise.

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By C Quil, February 15, 2007 at 10:04 am Link to this comment
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I wonder when Tony Snow is going to bail. He’s getting flustered and he’s finding it really hard to keep track of the lies he’s told. He and Bush have said EXACTLY the same thing in response to this question.

Pace looks like he’s under considerable strain too. Just look at pictures of him when he first became head of the Joint Chiefs several months ago and now. Telling lies doesn’t come easy to him and he may finally crack. Will Pace get the heave-ho before he blurts out the truth?

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By Jim Yell, February 15, 2007 at 7:16 am Link to this comment
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Once again a Bush/Cheney Snow Job!

One of the many realizations that escape these mental midgets is factoring in the response of a proud people to foriegn invasion and occupation.

Another is relization that people in the neighborhood are going to have an interest in the foriegn presense and what it is doing. They don’t even need to know middle eastern history, just American History. When France was mucking about in Mexico and Maximillian was hoping to bring his vision of a liberal and balanced monarchy to Mexico, our country sent weapons to the Mexican people and with the close of the Civil War, we were positioned to give even more help to evict the foriegn (French) power from Mexico.

A thing they would like us to not notice in this mess is how much the weapons being used against us have come from China, North Korea and places that are supposed to be neutral if not friends. The fact is selling weapons for profit is an established practice throughout the world and we have been a major source ourselves. Are we to invade every country in the world?

Impeach Bush/Cheney and prosecute Rumsfield for treason and others.

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By louis stroud, February 15, 2007 at 5:51 am Link to this comment
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after the first dirty, illegal war, do you not expect more of the same? do you hear the drumbeat?the whole bunch in ex.branch of our gov’t have been given a path of hard-sell, to get more troops killed going after iran, and it has taken 6 years for congress to realize it has been duped by a gang of warmongers, dictators, and you can add anything else you want to into this and it would fit. if you really respect the troops, then do the right thing, bring them home, and stop reneging on the education funding you promised know, there are so many things going wrong that i can’t believe that congress will do nothing to stop it, perhaps they like the trough so much that they can’t, here it is, no more campaign funding, this is what gave bush, and when will the next bush come along?, lets get it right or we will go down in flames.

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By Jeffrey kriner, February 14, 2007 at 5:30 pm Link to this comment
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how can anyone believe gwb,,he has cried wolf one too many times!to put it mildly he’s a proven liar

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By Lou, February 14, 2007 at 4:15 pm Link to this comment
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I would like someone in the mainstream press to answer to the assertion made last night on the Charlie Rose program by the Iranian Ambassador to the UN that the so-called “evidence” proving that Iran is behind the “E.F.P’s” has been fabricated by the Bush Administration. Particularly the assertion the serial numbers on the devices are dated in the American manner of day, month and year which no one else in the world - particularly Iran - uses.
If this is found to be true, Bush and Company should be arrested.

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