Here's how the story begins:
A memo received by United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shortly after becoming National Security Advisor in 2001 directly contradicts statements she made to reporters yesterday, RAW STORY has learned.And here's the link to the document Richard Clarke included in a memo to (now wait for it) Condoleezza Rice. The title of the document?
"We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda," Rice told a reporter for the New York Post on Monday. "Big pieces were missing," Rice added, "like an approach to Pakistan that might work, because without Pakistan you weren't going to get Afghanistan."
Strategy for Eliminating the Threat of al Qida: Status and Prospects
Of course there was no comprehensive strategy. In that document (page 5 of 13) you can read this:
The United States goal is to roll back the al Qida network to a point where it will no longer pose a serious threat to the US or its interests, as was done previously to robust terrorist groups such as the Abu Nidal organization and the Japanese Red Army. In order to significanly reduce the threat, al Qida poses to US interests, every element of its infrastructure must be considerably weakened or eliminated, most notably:It then goes on to list things like the facility structure in Afghanistan, al Qida's funding, recruiting, etc.
The next section is titled, Implementing the Strategy: The Record to Date
Do I really need to go on with this?
She lied. She lied. Condoleezza Rice lied to the American people to cover up the incompetence of her boss - the President of the United States.
Condoleezza Rice - A Liar.