From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesThe 60 Minutes Interview -- STUNNING!
January 11, 2004 7:18 PM
Rumsfeld warned O'Neill not to speak out.
Bush on Iraq, January 2001: "Go find me a way to do this."
There's a March 5th, 2001 document identifying contractors to take over the oilfields in Iraq. [UPDATE]
From day one, the administration was saying X and actively doing Y.
There's "a praetorian guard" that shields the President from opposing views, because "that's the way Dick likes it."
O'Neill felt "bullied" by Bush. Bush even made fun of him at an economic summit.
Bush on the second round of tax cuts: "We already gave it to the rich people -- why are we doing it again? ... Shouldn't we be giving money to the middle?" Rove kept the President in line though, repeatedly telling him to "stick to principle, stick to principle."
O'Neill: "I can't imagine I will be attacked for telling the truth. Why would I be attacked for telling the truth?"
UPDATE: The Center for American Progress dug up these quotes with Bush praising O'Neill:
The 60 Minutes Interview -- STUNNING! (01.11.2004)
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