As you read statements by Bush Administration officials there's one thing you should keep in mind. If the head of the administration, the President of the United States, is willing to stand before the American people and the world and lie about the reasons he want to be the first president to start a war, there is no reason to believe that anyone else in his administration would have any compunction about lying about anything less important.
Bush has already set the example for his people. He lied and - so far - has gotten away with it.
And so we have an entire administration of people who know that it's okay to lie. Bush lies about WMD and yellow cake, Cheney lies about and covers up the Energy Task Force and Halliburton, Rice lies about everything. Take your pick. The boss has set the bar; he's set it so low that the rest of his people just step right over it. As we anticipate the directors of the CIA and FBI testifying before the 9/11 Commission this week, keep that in mind.
History will eventually, hopefully, uncover the truths that BushCo. has buried at every step. What they uncover, I can't imagine, will be very flattering to any of them.