More lies, more war

Gordon Prather on the war drums:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated, “It is obvious that if Iran cannot be brought to live up to its international obligations, in fact, the IAEA Statute would indicate that Iran would have to be referred to the U.N. Security Council.”

OK, what “international obligations” is Condi talking about? Well, it’s not clear. But Condi does refer to the IAEA Statute. So, the House assumes she must be referring to the safeguards agreement that Iran concluded with the IAEA way back in 1973.

Whereas on Feb. 4, 2006, the IAEA Board of Governors reported Iran’s noncompliance with its IAEA safeguards obligations to the Security Council …

But, the House is mistaken. The IAEA Board didn’t report any such thing. In fact, the Board didn’t “report” anything.

So, again it appears that the administration is knowingly being deceitful about its reasons for acting. What I don’t understand is those who believe ANYTHING the administration says, given that it has repeatedly demonstrated its disdain for the truth. There is a long and ignoble list of the president’s deceptions dating back to his first presidential campaign, why does anyone put any more trust in him than they would in Bill Clinton? It’s pretty clear by now that Bush is the better liar.

I just wonder if Three Monkey Republicans are as eager to accept a similar level of dishonesty in their friends and family members.