Quote of the day: TARP not based on any facts
I caught this quote via Political Wire. It reminds me of Paul Wolfowiz’s quote for why the Bush Administration used WMDs as the rationale for war in Iraq.
Some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy.
“It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. “We just wanted to choose a really large number.”-Forbes 23 Sep 2008
Sources on Wolfowitz quote
WMDs only ‘bureaucratic reason’ for war: Wolfowitz – SMH, 29 May 2003
Wolfowitz comments revive doubts over Iraq’s WMD – USA Today, 30 May 2008