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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 10:37 AM

Bush trotted out his house toady, Condoleezza Rice, to claim Clinton had given the administration no anti-terrorism plan. A black-and-white Richard Clarke memo to her at the time quickly proved her a liar. She's also dangerous to New Yorkers' health.

Condoleezza Rice's office gave final approval to the infamous Environmental Protection Agency press releases days after 9/11 claiming the air around Ground Zero was "safe to breathe," internal documents show.

Now Secretary of State, Rice was then head of the National Security Council - "the final decision maker" on EPA statements about lower Manhattan air quality, the documents say.

Scientists and lawmakers have since deemed the air rife with toxins.

Early tests known to the EPA at the time had already found high asbestos levels, the notes say. But those results were omitted from the press releases because of "competing priorities" such as national security and "opening Wall Street," according to a report by the EPA's inspector general.

Wall Street or NYC firemen's health? You're the Bush administration. No contest.

Meanwhile, according to Gallup, Bush is losing the battle in trying to convince the public that Clinton and not Bush is to blame for the failure to get Osama.


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