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November 19, 2004
Ix-Nay On The Iscredited-Day Erminology-Tay
Dear State Department,
I have a suggestion for you. Do remember when Secretary of State Powell appeared before the UN to talk about Iraq's WMD, and he declared "every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources... What we're giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence"?
I know it's hard to recall things that happened back in the hazy, distant past of 2003. But I just bring it up because -- and I know this isn't a big deal -- the Secretary turned out to be wrong about a few small details.
So just for public relations purposes, maybe it would be better if -- when Secretary Powell starts talking about exactly the same subject regarding a neighboring country whose name shares three out of four letters with Iraq -- you guys not use exactly the same term, "solid," quite as frequently:
"We believe there's solid information to substantiate clandestine Iranian efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction and delivery systems"... [deputy State Department spokeman Adam] Ereli said, adding that the United States is on "very very solid ground."Posted at November 19, 2004 07:08 PM | TrackBack