This sure isn’t a way to defend the claims in Woodward’s new book:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she cannot recall then-CIA chief George Tenet warning her of an impending al-Qaida attack in the United States, as a new book claims he did two months before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
“What I am quite certain of is that I would remember if I was told, as this account apparently says, that there was about to be an attack in the United States, and the idea that I would somehow have ignored that I find incomprehensible,” Rice said.
Rice was President Bush’s national security adviser in 2001, when Bob Woodward’s book “State of Denial” outlines a July 10 meeting among Rice, Tenet and the CIA’s top counterterror officer.
“I don’t know that this meeting took place, but what I really don’t know, what I’m quite certain of, is that it was not a meeting in which I was told there was an impending attack and I refused to respond,” Rice said.
Way to try and spin it there Condi. The problem is the American people already know you are a liar (mushroom clouds ring a bell?). I am sure that she remembers damn good and well what happened. This is just her defense (ie. Scooter Libby defense).