Talk:Stanford Says No To War
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Subject: Condoleezza Rice lied to Charlie Rose on PBS To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 Jim Fearon Chair Department of Political Science Stanford University Dear Dr. Fearon: I am writing to complain about Professor Rice's appearance yesterday, Wednesday, March 18, on PBS's Charlie Rose show, which included this exchange: RICE: No one was arguing that Saddam Hussein somehow had something to do with 9/11. ROSE: No one. RICE: I was certainly not. The President was certainly not.... That's right. We were not arguing that. Reference: http://thinkprogress.org/2009/03/19/rice-911-iraq/ However, on September 15, 2002, Dr. Rice told Fox News that Saddam Hussein had, "links to terrorism [that] would include al-Qaeda." Reference: http://www.accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=3D322 And in September 2006, she said, "there were ties going on between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's regime going back for a decade." Reference: http://thinkprogress.org/2006/09/10/rice-qaeda-saddam/ The Central Intelligence Agency's July 2004 report entitled, "Intelligence and Analysis on Iraq: Issues for the Intelligence Community," by R.J. Kerr, et al., disagrees, -- Ref: http://irrationallyinformed.com/pdfcollection/20040729_Kerr_Report.pdf -- as does the Institute for Defense Analyses's 2008 report by K.M. Woods and J. Lacey -- Ref.: http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/Saddam%20and%20Terrorism%20Redaction%20EXSUM%20Extract.pdf Do I have your personal assurance that this matter will be dealt with in a manner respectful of academic integrity and without regard to Dr. Rice's previous position of authority with the university? It is clear that such blatant falsehoods -- be they intentional or due to psychological repression -- put the reputation of the department and the university at risk. Thank you for your consideration of this complaint. I will follow up with a telephone call to your 725-1314 number in a few days time. Sincerely, ....
ID-W 11:15, 19 March 2009 (PDT)