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A lie by any other name? Leading Dutch newspaper Volkskrant reported on its 2 May front page that former Dutch executive director (and head of the ethics committee when the Riza pay raise was negotiated) Ad Melkert has said that Wolfowitz has lied.

The Volkskrant was reporting on a television interview that Melkert did with the television programme Nova on the previous evening.

Dutch colleagues tell us that Melkert actually did everything within his power during the TV interview not to use the nasty 'l' word. What he did say was: "next to the truth", "that is not true", "certainly did not speak the truth", "in contradiction with the truth".

Jeff Powell ~ May 03, 2007

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