All right, maybe they are not liars, merely bad comedians.
Rice yesterday testified that "It is Iran's regional policies that really are concerning as we watch them...destabilizing places like...even ... Iraq." WHO destabilzed Iraq? Suddenly she cares about stability?
Rice also testified that "many more Iraqis are getting drinkable water and have sewers." After questioning, she clarified that they weren't actually getting it - but there is now the capacity for them to get it. It's an important distinction if you want a glass of water. There is no actual water to drink, nothing is in your glass: but there is the capacity for something to be in your glass.
Rumsfeld testified that the country of Iraq "is functioning" for the most part. But there is less oil production,less electricity production than there was three years ago. Ooops!
By the way, Rumsfeld testified that "We're not there to do nation-building."
So why are we there?
What have we built?
"U.S. and Iraqi authorities discovered an apparent death squad operating within the country's Interior Ministry last month." Within the new government we so proudly hailed.
Every day that we are there - the number of terrorists in the world increases. We are not destroying our enemy, we are creating them.
They are liars.