Just to play devil’s advocate…

Let’s say that the media are unfairly piling on the administration on the yellowcake story. Let’s say they really did have some secret evidence of, say, a different African nation selling uranium to Iraq.

But if that’s the case, is this (from Donald Rumsfeld) really the best the administration can come up with in its own defense?

“It didn’t rise to the standard of a presidential speech, but it’s not known, for example, that it was inaccurate. In fact, people think it was technically accurate.”

“Technically accurate”? Isn’t that what Bill Clinton argued in defense of his “I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky” line? And, gosh, remind me again — how many people died when Clinton lied?