ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Russia gave the Bush administration intelligence after the September 11 attacks that suggested Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq was preparing attacks in the United States, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
"After Sept. 11, 2001, and before the start of the military operation in Iraq, the Russian special services, the intelligence service, received information that officials from Saddam's regime were preparing terrorist attacks in the United States and outside it against the U.S. military and other interests," Putin said.
, who opposed the war in Iraq and therefore has no self-serving reason to be propping up Bush at the moment.
Yet, the typical response from the left: Putin is lying.
It seems to me that every time something comes out in the press that might stick a pin in one of the lefts' balloons, they trot out the same line: It's a lie. No refutation, no back up, no facts to support their theory.
Oh, that's not true. He's making it up. It's a lie. Don't believe it.
And, of course, liars are terrible, immoral people.
Unless you're Bill Clinton. Then your're admired
My patience is gone. This would not be a good day to antagonize me. Just saying.