Fresh off of lying about how everyone in Congress had access to the same intelligence about Iraq and WMDs and stuff like that there, Condi Rice is now trying the same lie in the context of the illegal NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens:
RICE: It’s been reviewed not just by the White House counsel but by the lawyers of the Justice Department and by the lawyers of the NSA, the National Security Agency, and by the Inspector General of the National Security Agency, and it has to be reauthorized every 45 days. And the Congress, the congressional leaders, including leaders of the relevant oversight intelligence committees have been briefed on this.
That last claim comes as a bit of an eye-opener to at-the-time Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and former Senator Bob Graham:
There was no reference made to the fact that we were going to…begin unwarranted, illegal — and I think unconstitutional — eavesdropping on American citizens.
I'm just waiting for Rice to mention incubators.
UPDATE: Those who pay no attention to history are pretty well condemned to repeat it, no?