George W. Bush has no credibility in Europe. In his 2003 State of the Union speech, the president declared that Iraq had tried to buy nuclear weapons material in Africa. Yet more than a year prior, the French counterintelligence service repeatedly warned the CIA in secret communications that there was no evidence of this claim. It's no surprise that the Europeans give Rice's claims about CIA activity there no credibility.
Now that lack of credibility has spread to Capital Hill. Democrats in the House are now demanding the president turn over pre-war intelligence on Iraq to Congress. Specifically, they are seeking drafts and documents related to his October 2002 speech in Ohio and his 2003 State of the Union address. It should also come as no surprise that the GOP is trying to rebuff the disclosure of those documents, with only one Republican congressman siding with the Democrats.
Even today, Bush still presents his pack of lies on his website without a single acknowledgement that his claims have since been proven to be false.