On Nov. 14, 2005, Middle East expert Juan Cole reported that the 9/11 Commission Report revealed that captured al-Qaeda members Khalid Sheik Mohammed and Abu Zubayda informed the U.S. government that Osama bin Laden prohibited al-Qaeda operatives from cooperating with the secular Arab nationalist Saddam Hussein. In the run-up to the Iraqi invasion, this critical information was withheld from Congress and the American people. Instead, the Bush administration worked to create the belief that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks.
The Bush administration has made it abundantly clear that it believes, with no apologies, that the ends justify the means. Lying is simply a means to an end. What Condi Rice is telling Europeans is "pay no attention to our lies; just accept that we are liars for a good and proper cause."
Who will trust this woman who won't answer a question but says "trust me"?