Partisan

posted 31 October 2004

Internet Veterans For Truth are "a few long-time bloggers, designers, and techies who decided (in slackerly fashion, around the end of last week) that some of the clips that've been floating around online needed to be seen by everybody." As such, they've amassed an absolutely staggering amount of bandwidth to deliver great clips to you, like

  • Kerry on Vietnam:
    Vietnam, without a question, is the most important political piece of my life. Because it wasn't just the fighting in a war and being shot and shot at and, y'know, the confrontation of immediate death that you go through when you're talking with a friend the one day and the next day you're putting him in a body bag. Those are experiences you just never forget. I think it was bigger than that. It was a moment when this country confronted and didn't confront a lot of things. We haven't finished that confrontation. We haven't learnt those lessons yet.
  • Bush's incredibly shifty-sounding press conference on his "visit" with the 9-11 commission:
    If we had something to hide we wouldn't have agreed to meet with them in the first place
    This he says after months of attempting to avoid talking to them, and refusing to testify.
  • Condoleeza Rice's testimony to the 9-11 commission about the Presidential Daily Briefing of August 2001:
    BEN-VENISTE: Did you tell the president, at any time prior to August 6, of the existence of al Qaeda cells in the United States?
    [much dodging by Rice]
    RICE: ... Dick Clarke had told me, I think in a memorandum -- I remember it as being only a line or two -- that there were al Qaeda cells in the United States. ... I really don't remember, Commissioner, whether I discussed this with the president.
    [more dodging]
    BEN-VENISTE: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6 PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB?
    RICE: I believe the title was, "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States."
    The PDB in question remains classified. CNN has the full transcript of Rice's testimony.
  • The amazing sleeper clip of Democrat Tim Ryan saying why nobody trusts the government anymore.
  • And, of course, Britney Spears on whether she trusts the President in a clip from Farenheit 9/11 (which they also have available for download, in full) that also highlights how the Bush administration made the case for war by stating firmly things they now say are untrue and, in fact, they themselves said were untrue in the past.