Barbara Boxer on Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer was on today. She had all her ducks in a row. She mentioned not all the lies that Condi Rice uttered in the service of her president, but many of the highlights. My favorite being Condi's huge lie that the phony aluminum tube intelligence that erroneously led us to war, could only be used for a nuclear weapon. For this bogus charge, we had to act because Iraq could have a nuclear weapon in a year. Of course that was and is a ridiculous claim, and now known to be completely false, in fact, even Rice denied saying it on the NewsHour with her "let's have dinner girlfriend", Gwen Ifill.
Rice supports coups against democratically elected leaders, she fumbles pre 9/11 intelligence, and she lies like a rug.
Poor Condi had to fall back on the old saw of decrying her critic for "attacking my integrity". Senator Boxer did just that, but Condi could not defend herself, only attack Boxer for attacking her. Isn't Condi supposed to be answering the questions?
Only Boxer and Kerry had the integrity to do the right thing and vote against a woman with only a passing acquaintance with the truth.
The only check against the bellicose neocons was Colin Powell. His successor is a spineless yes-woman who looks to run for senate in CA or the governorship in TX.
Condi carries serious water for her benefactor George W. Just as she did for his father. Her reward for being their uncritical android like talking points regurgitater is coming soon in the form of the secretary of state post, and later when she runs for office herself.
Let Condi collect her chips.