Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Working towards war

Rice lied about Iran to U.S. Congress

"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice misled the U.S. Congress when she said last week that she had not seen a 2003 Iranian proposal for talks with the United States ... Flynt Leverett, who worked on the National Security Council when it was headed by Rice. He said he was confident it was seen by Rice and then-Secretary of State Colin Powell but "the administration rejected the overture."

"Leverett said "this was a serious proposal, a serious effort" by Iran to lay out a comprehensive agenda for U.S.-Iranian rapprochement."

"The Bush administration up to and including Secretary Rice is misleading Congress and the American public about the Iran proposal," he said."

"I don't know what Flynt Leverett's talking about," says Rice.

"Leverett and others have represented the proposal as a missed opportunity that could have defused tensions with Iran which have grown to the point that the U.S. administration has been forced to deny it plans military action against Tehran." - Ex-aide says Rice misled U.S. Congress on Iran

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