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Subject: Condoleezza Rice lied to Charlie Rose on PBS
To: jfearon@stanford.edu, iraq_coalition@lists.stanford.edu, 
    lkrieger@mercurynews.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)

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