Joe Scarborough Rips Bush on Iran NIE: He’s Either "Lying" or "Stupid" [VIDEO]

This post, written by Ali Frick, originally appeared on Think Progress

Yesterday in his press conference, President Bush asserted that Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell told him "we have new information" on Iran's nuclear program, but "he did not tell me what the information was."

This morning, the cast of Morning Joe chided Bush's claim. Co-host Willie Geist said, "It's just not a credible answer, I'm afraid." Host Joe Scarborough ripped into Bush, saying that president is either "lying to the American people" or is simply "stupid":
We are left with only two options here. Either the President of the United States is lying to the American people about what happened during that meeting, or the President of the United States is stupid.Earlier on the show, Scarborough and Pat Buchanan called for congressional subpoenas of Bush's advisors, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to determine when they knew about the latest NIE report.

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