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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    Pshaw! I don't like Obama and agree he is a liar. But none of his lies cost the US over 4,000 US lives as did the lies that got us involved in the immoral war in Iraq. Obama the "biggest liar? I think not.
    What

    So the dems who hate Bush because he stole the election, suddenly believed everything he had to say about WMDs that convinced them to vote for the war?

    They are either:

    A) Incredibly gullible and stupid

    or

    B) Incredibly weak and stupid

    Apparently some dems just can't think for themselves.

    And the really funny part is, many people believe them.
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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Like I said, you are welcome to provide proof that Congress was informed "Curveball" was the primary source. I haven't found any.
    Who in the hell is "Curveball?" I am still waiting for you to explain why Democrats prior to Bush taking office passed the Iraq Liberation Act and why they authorized the war in October 2002?

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Who in the hell is "Curveball?" I am still waiting for you to explain why Democrats prior to Bush taking office passed the Iraq Liberation Act and why they authorized the war in October 2002?
    Pay no attention to the denier in the corner....He knows better but refuses to embrace the truth...

    "On January 3, 2002, Director Tenet and other CIA officials briefed the Vice President and his staff on the limitations of covert operations in bringing down Saddam Hussein and explained that only a military operation and invasion would succeed. The CIA then gave the same briefing to the President." (page 452)
    What the senators didn't say is that Woodward went on (emphasis added):
    "With Tenet's approval, Saul, Deputy Director John E. McLaughlin and James L. Pavitt, the deputy director for operations, worked on a new Top Secret intelligence order for regime change in Iraq that Bush signed on Feb. 16, 2002. It directed the CIA to support the U.S. military in overthrowing Hussein and granted authority to support opposition groups and conduct sabotage operations inside Iraq.

    "The cost was set at $200 million a year for two years. The leaders of the Senate and House intelligence committees were informed secretly."
    Which means that early in 2002 - over a year before the Iraq war began - Congressional intelligence leaders knew the CIA and the US military intended to overthrow Saddam.

    Those leaders? Senate Intelligence chairman, Democrat Bob Graham, Vice-Chairman, Republican Richard Shelby; House Intelligence Chairman, Republican Porter Goss; Ranking Member, Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    The only other seemingly negative remark Geithner makes about the White House is about President Obama, whom he says, 'Sometimes I thought he wore his frustration too openly.'

    'He harbored the overly optimistic belief that since his motives and values were good, since his team was thoughtful and well-intentioned, we deserved to be perceived that way,' Geithner says in the book, according to a review in the New York Times.
    What's that old saying about the road to Hell?

    White House wanted Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to play politics with Social Security spending to keep its base happy | Mail Online
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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    FoxNews cohost, Dana Perino doesn't believe Geitner was told to lie....


    "...The Five, co-host Dana Perino, who previously served as press secretary under President George W. Bush, responded to allegations from her co-hosts that the White House had asked Geithner to lie. Perino explained that the way Geithner was asked to to discuss Social Security made sense "from a communications standpoint":


    PERINO: I can actually understand the Geithner thing. It's like saying, "Hey, can you not try to say this point about Social Security?" I don't think that is asking Geithner to specifically lie. I can understand from a communications standpoint you're asking the principle and the policy person, "How far can you go to say X,Y, or Z?"

    Timothy Geitner says he wasn't told to lie......


    Fox News also quoted from "a source close to Geithner" who pointed out that he "does not believe he was encouraged to go out and mislead the public on the Sunday shows":

    After the anecdote began to generate attention on Monday, a source close to Geithner clarified to Fox News that the former secretary "does not believe he was encouraged to go out and mislead the public on the Sunday shows."

    The source said all the former secretary was trying to get across was that Pfeiffer wanted him to "send a signal" to liberals about the president's commitment to not allowing major cuts to Social Security.
    Fox's Dana Perino Debunks Right-Wing Conspiracy On Geithner's New Book | Blog | Media Matters for America


    Liars accusing other people of lying. What will conservatives think of next?

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    FoxNews cohost, Dana Perino doesn't believe Geitner was told to lie....Timothy Geitner says he wasn't told to lie......Liars accusing other people of lying. What will conservatives think of next?
    It's encouraging to see that more leftists are finally turning to Fox News to get their information.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

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    Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows | The Weekly Standard

    Timothy Geithner, the former secretary of the Treasury Department, says the White House wanted him to lie in scheduled appearances on the Sunday TV talk shows. As Geithner writes in his new memoir:

    “I remember during one Roosevelt Room prep session before I appeared on the Sunday shows, I objected when Dan Pfeiffer wanted me to say Social Security didn’t contribute to the deficit. It wasn’t a main driver of our future deficits, but it did contribute. Pfeiffer said the line was a ‘dog whistle’ to the left, a phrase I had never heard before. He had to explain that the phrase was code to the Democratic base, signaling that we intended to protect Social Security.”

    Of course, Geithner would not have been the only official from the White House to have misled the American people on the Sunday talk shows. Susan Rice famously came under fire for blaming a terrorist attack on a YouTube video in appearances on the shows.




    LOOKs like that is all the admin knows how to do is TELL BIG FAT LIES.
    Just another set of lies from the "most transparent administration ever".


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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Who in the hell is "Curveball?"
    I am amazed that anyone would ask that question. Enjoy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I am still waiting for you to explain why Democrats prior to Bush taking office passed the Iraq Liberation Act....
    The Iraq Liberation Act was not authorization for military action against Iraq. In fact, it specifically says that in Section 8. It authorized humanitarian assistance, funding of Saddam's political opposition, and provision of military training materials to rebel groups. You are trying to compare apples with oranges.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    ...and why they authorized the war in October 2002?
    The majority of Democrats voted against it, but those who didn't were acting on bad information fed to them by the Bush Administration.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    The majority of Democrats voted against it, but those who didn't were acting on bad information fed to them by the Bush Administration.
    Democrats are easily fooled.

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    Re: Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Democrats are easily fooled.
    Seems to me that Republicans are fooled much easier than Democrats. 57% of the Democrats saw through the bs pumped out by the topiary-in-chief vs. 2% of Republicans.

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