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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 03:08 PM
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87. That's not clear and it may well be untrue - I hope
Edited on Sun Apr-17-05 03:10 PM by Nothing Without Hope
She told at least 2 people at the time and others who were there at the scenes of the incidents who have previously indicated (I assume to Ms. Townsel) that they did not want to come forward. But if asked by a Senate committee, perhaps they might; perhaps their testimony could be done in a way that preserved their privacy. That's on a different level from having an old acquaintance asking them to bare their necks to neocon attacks. Whistleblowing is a lonely and dangerous pastime, especially in this administration.

According the the LA Times article, there were also "at least two" people whom Ms. Townsel told about the incidents at the time. They are in addition to the people who were witnesses but are reluctant to come forward.

One more point: The government has much better resources for tracking down the potential witnesses from 1994 than Ms. Townsel herself has. If they are searched for, they will be found.
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