CNN & Rice’s Aluminum Tube Comment

CNN has been running Dead Wrong over and over – in fact, twice today. OK, we get it – the White House lied repeatedly in 2002 and early 2003 in order to make their partisan case for war. Notice this CNN story from September 8, 2002

The tubes, Rice said, “are only really suited for nuclear weapons programs, centrifuge programs.”

As Dead Wrong notes, the Administration knew at the time that our intelligence community was saying the tubes were most likely for some other purpose and were not the right types for “nuclear weapons programs, centrifuge programs”. I’d be stating the obvious if I noted that Dr. Rice lies – a lot. Incidentally, we hear Dick Cheney telling lots of lies on this show. But then that’s his speciality.

Of course, this CNN story back then in no way questioned Dr. Rice’s statement. So thanks to CNN for repeating over and over AFTER we invaded Iraq – how your new organization did not do your job as the press when it might have mattered.