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Rice Was ‘Uninterested In Advising The President’ Before 9/11,
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Wanted To Be His ‘Closest Confidante’

Tomorrow, New York Times reporter Philip Shenon will release his book The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, revealing “failure at the highest levels of the United States government.”

Shenon singles out Condoleezza Rice as inept, more interested in being President Bush’s buddy than securing the nation. Newsweek editor Evan Thomas writes a preview of the book:

The official ineptitude uncovered by the commission is shocking. Dubbed “Kinda-Lies-a-Lot” by the Jersey Girls, Ms. Rice comes across as almost clueless about the terrorist threat. “Whatever her job title, Rice seemed uninterested in actually advising the president,” Mr. Shenon writes. “Instead, she wanted to be his closest confidante — specifically on foreign policy — and to simply translate his words into action.”

And then there's Ashcroft:

Another particularly bumbling figure in Shenon’s book is John Ashcroft. On July 17, 2001, the then-Attorney General “received the same CIA briefing about an imminent al-Qaida strike on an American target.” While Rice was interested in cozying up to Bush, Ashcroft was focused on protecting gun owners:

Attorney General John Ashcroft appears more interested in protecting gun owners from government intrusion than in stopping terrorism, and dismissively tells Pickard that he doesn’t want to hear any more about threats of attacks.

How can people not GET how incompetent these people are? I just don't understand.

Original NYT article - Tragicomic Tale of the 9/11 Report
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  -Rice Was ‘Uninterested In Advising The President’ Before 9/11, fifthgendem  Feb-04-08 07:16 PM   #0 
  - recommend #4! who'll....  wildbilln864   Feb-04-08 07:23 PM   #1 
  - Me!  janeaustin   Feb-04-08 07:38 PM   #2 
  - incompetent ? or stupid like a fox ?  Twist_U_Up   Feb-04-08 08:02 PM   #3 
  - Fantastic graphic...  althecat   Feb-04-08 10:27 PM   #15 
  - that's frightening  Supersedeas   Feb-05-08 02:14 PM   #29 
  - The story is finally starting to be told  creeksneakers2   Feb-04-08 08:13 PM   #4 
  - Ms Rice proved how incompetent she is many times over  Disturbed   Feb-04-08 08:30 PM   #5 
  - And that's bad for us how?  sofa king   Feb-05-08 12:54 PM   #26 
  - Getting Bush reelected does seem to have one of been the primary purposes of the 9/11 Commision  leveymg   Feb-04-08 11:48 PM   #17 
  - His idiocy now has a body count  junofeb   Feb-05-08 07:29 PM   #41 
  - i can't wait to read this book! n/t, k 'n r.  nashville_brook   Feb-04-08 08:49 PM   #6 
  - Ashcroft didn't want to hear about threats  gratuitous   Feb-04-08 08:59 PM   #7 
  - what was it about commercial airflights...hmmmm...  Supersedeas   Feb-05-08 02:22 PM   #30 
  - Well she did slip up and refer to him as "My husband" one time.  yellowcanine   Feb-04-08 09:05 PM   #8 
  - She was just one of a number of single women who had huge crushes  calimary   Feb-05-08 11:22 AM   #24 
  - All right. You've covered your ass, now.  Octafish   Feb-04-08 09:13 PM   #9 
  - Two questions. (maybe four)  troubleinwinter   Feb-04-08 09:17 PM   #10 
  - When US citizens haves been elected to the highest postions  MadMaddie   Feb-04-08 09:22 PM   #11 
     - I understand your response that the current dicks must be impeached,  troubleinwinter   Feb-04-08 09:36 PM   #13 
     - I think McCain is insane and suffering from PTSD. He has gotten  MadMaddie   Feb-05-08 12:26 AM   #18 
     - The word "treason" brings to my mind a firing squad.  troubleinwinter   Feb-04-08 09:39 PM   #14 
     - Well if the Constitution defines the penalty as such then those  MadMaddie   Feb-05-08 12:35 AM   #19 
        - Actually, they were fried.  Dr.Phool   Feb-05-08 05:11 PM   #37 
           - I stand corrected.. Thanks.  MadMaddie   Feb-05-08 07:27 PM   #40 
     - And the worst thing is that  CJCRANE   Feb-05-08 02:28 PM   #31 
  - so Instead of giving * the "Bin Laden Determined to attack in US" warning  Neo   Feb-04-08 09:23 PM   #12 
  - "... translate his words into action”??  TahitiNut   Feb-04-08 10:31 PM   #16 
  - almost as bad as Condi and Ashcroft was (is) the MSM.  antifaschits   Feb-05-08 06:21 AM   #20 
  - Yes, the corporate media has tragically failed America  SpiralHawk   Feb-05-08 06:26 AM   #21 
     - if only that cute girl  quantessd   Feb-06-08 01:51 AM   #42 
  - Appropriate videos for this  Solly Mack   Feb-05-08 06:50 AM   #22 
  - Shocked! Shocked I say.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-05-08 11:17 AM   #23 
  - July 17, 2001. How interesting.  sofa king   Feb-05-08 12:48 PM   #25 
  - The guy who warned about "remote control planes" in July 2001  happydreams   Feb-05-08 12:58 PM   #27 
  - Not incompetent at all  Hydra   Feb-05-08 01:47 PM   #28 
  - They wanted 9-11 to happen  Winebrat   Feb-05-08 03:29 PM   #32 
  - Sad, but true...  KansDem   Feb-05-08 04:06 PM   #33 
  - Condi was too busy teaching the Chimp how to use a knife and fork  aint_no_life_nowhere   Feb-05-08 04:19 PM   #34 
  - Wasn't Ashcroft also going after brothels in New Orleans?  dansolo   Feb-05-08 05:04 PM   #35 
  - Until he ran into David Vitter in one.  Dr.Phool   Feb-05-08 05:15 PM   #38 
  - She was rewarded for her incompetence and indifference  Cleita   Feb-05-08 05:06 PM   #36 
  - Recommended  quantessd   Feb-05-08 05:33 PM   #39 

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