Rummy, you want fries with that whopper?

Your dose of "lies and lying liars" for the day.

So Hillary calls for Rummy's resignation:
"Under your leadership, there have been numerous errors in judgment that have led us to where we are," she said. "We have a full-fledged insurgency and full-blown sectarian conflict in Iraq."
Rummy, of course, replies with lies:
I have never painted a rosy picture," he said. "I've been very measured in my words, and you'd have a dickens of a time trying to find instances where I've been excessively optimistic."
That, clearly, is bullshit, as the good folks at Truthdig point out:
That’s just nonsense. How about this quote from a speech Rumsfeld delivered at Johns Hopkins on Dec. 5, in which he slammed the U.S. press for being overly negative in its Iraq reporting.
“[U.S. reporters] can compare Iraq as it is today to what it was three years ago: a brutal dictatorship, where the secret police would murder or mutilate a family member, sometimes in front of their children, and where hundreds of thousands of Iraqis disappeared into mass graves. From that perspective, Iraq today is on a vastly different and a greatly improved path.”
A vastly different path? The Baghdad morgue received 1,595 bodies last month. Last month! And that’s up 16% over May.
Any other man with an ounce of decency would have resigned a long time ago. Here, for your enjoyment, is a reminder of who we are dealing with and talking about.
And, oh, let's not forget that this is the same liar who first claimed to know the location of the WMDs before the war and later claimed he never claimed to know the location of the WMDs.

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