WASHINGTON (IWR News Parody) - Secretary
of State Colin Powell denied on Fox News Sunday that politics
were involved in the State Department's annual "Patterns
of Global Terrorism" report, which grossly under-reported the
incidence of terrorism in 2003.
"We're not statisticians, Chris. We're
Diplomats. If the President of the United States tells me to bend over and spread
'em, I'll do my duty and read or say anything he tells me.
I'm sure you're familiar with that routine working for Brit Hume here
at Fox News.
But I can assure you personally, Chris, that no one was cooking the
books. It's just a coincidence that the numbers supported Mr.
Bush's claim that we are winning the war on terrorism. These were just typos made by some student
intern or something. You know, it's just like the errors in the
WMD speech I
made at the U.N. Security Council last year. It's just another
harmless coincidence. I mean what could go wrong," said