Thursday, April 22, 2004

The 18 minute gap.

Bob Woodward says, "Don Rumsfeld is on the record, if you look on the Pentagon web site, saying that he said, 'This war plan, you can take it to the bank. It's going to happen.'"

In response, Rumsfeld erased the record. He then claimed, "I don't remember saying it, to be perfectly honest." When confronted with the erasure, he said, "I can say of certain knowledge that nothing was taken out that would naysay what I just indicated in my response to the question." Yet what he erased directly contradicted what he claimed.

His cronies claim that Rumsfeld was unaware of the erasure, and when he was made aware of the it, he did not realize what had been erased.

This administration is either the most incompetent in recent memory, or the most dishonest. Either way, it doesn't deserve to continue beyond next January.