Richard Clarke’s Allegations are False and Misleading

Mar 24, 2004
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) made the following remarks from the House Floor: “Mr. Speaker, it is clear why misleading allegations have been made by Richard Clarke, a former advisor of Presidents Clinton and Bush. His motivations have become evident over the last few days to the American people, as his comments have been timed to the release for sales of his book, and we learn he was passed over for promotion and that he is a close friend of Rand Beers, an advisor to the current Democratic nominee for president,” said Congressman Wilson. “Mr. Clarke’s strange accusations about Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and President Bush’s handling of the War on Terrorism are false as the facts refute his rhetoric. “President George W. Bush and his team with our troops have shown bold leadership to successfully fight the War on Terrorism, have encouraged Libya to disarm, inspired Pakistan to deploy 70,000 troops to fight Al Qaeda terrorists, and have led the liberation of millions from terrorist-sponsoring regimes. President Bush has taken the battle to the terrorists, so that we can reduce further attacks on American families. “In conclusion, may God bless our troops and we will never forget September the 11th,” said Congressman Wilson. ###