The ten-member panel had invited National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to testify. She declined, with the White House citing concerns about separation of powers.The panel members should put in some face-time on the networks and cable talking-heads shows and pound this into the public's perception: BushCo. is STONEWALLING.
One panel member says that's not a good enough excuse.
Another mentioned the book written by former anti-terrorism adviser Richard Clarke, who accuses the Bush administration of downplaying the al-Qaida threat before 9/11.
Former Democratic Congressman Timothy Roemer also noted that Rice has been featured in the media disputing Clarke's claims. He suggests the debate shouldn't be played out in the media, but before the panel.
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
9-11 Panel Showing Some Cojones?
From the Boston Herald: