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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:06 PM
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Rice to Detail Bush's Pre-9/11 Efforts
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=544&nci...

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Sean McCormack, spokesman for the National Security Council, said Rice planned a 20-minute opening statement to the bipartisan commission Thursday that will seek to show the administration believed terrorism was a priority even before the attacks and worked to protect American interests.

"She will present the facts to the commission and the American people," McCormack said Wednesday.

Rice is not expected to offer an apology to Sept. 11 victims, as Clarke did during his testimony two weeks ago. She will "speak about our sorrow for those who lost loved ones on 9-11" while reminding the public "that those who are responsible for the acts are the terrorists themselves," White House spokesman Dan Bartlett said.

Rice won't seek to specifically counter Clarke's charges that the administration, and Rice in particular, did not consider al-Qaida an urgent priority before the attacks.

"This is the 9-11 commission, not the Dick Clarke commission," McCormack said.



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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:14 PM
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1. will she B delivering that
statement B4 or after she is under oath? It is going 2 take her 20 minutes 2 talk about ONE meeting when Al Qaeda was mentioned once?
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:19 PM
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4. she'll talk real slow
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:15 PM
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2. well...
... they've had a week to make stuff up.
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:16 PM
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3. Pre-9/11 efforts?
I seriously doubt she's going to detail Bush's plan to line his defense cronies' pockets with contracts for a useless missile defense system.

And isn't that all that their pre-9/11 efforts consisted of?
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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:19 PM
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5. bushe's pre-911 efforts: Vacation, vacation, vacation....
Just like today, Iraq is burning, our soldiers are being killed and small man bush is on vacation. At least he should stay in his bunker discussing a better strategy to help our soldiers. Small man bushe's spokesman, thingie, big foot Karen Huge, this morning when asked, replied that her darling Dwbass had planned this vacation with his family a long time ago. The pompous fuker small man bush.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:48 PM
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11. Does He Know The Word Cancel?


Gee, the ordinary American would have to cancel their vacation if a loved one had died, a child was sick, if the boss said they must come to work .

Interesting that Bush had planned his vacation a long time ago and didn't feel the need to cancel or postpone...

So very sad.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:23 PM
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6. Sounds a lot like Colin Powell
He started out with about twenty minutes of lies in front of the UN Security Council. Wonder if she'll have a PowerPoint presentation?


(stolen from bartcop.com)
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:38 PM
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8. Egad! LOL!
Thanks for that laugh! :)
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shockingelk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:33 PM
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7. I thought the 9-11 attacks were Clinton's fault!
Condi says, "those who are responsible for the acts are the terrorists themselves."

Hannity and Rush are going to go apeshit over Condi's disregard for the truth. It was Clinton's fault.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:41 PM
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9. I think the commissioners should be careful
Not to look directly into her eyes . . .



http://www.wgoeshome.com
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:50 PM
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13. I'm still laughing at your pictures
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:45 PM
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10. rice won't seek to specifically counter clarke's charges..
hell you say. Ben-Veniste better be up there with that book in hand firing fastballs at her enormous head.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:49 PM
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12. I just cannot get excited about this
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 06:50 PM by Marianne
as I intuitively perceive it to be a whitewash.

It might be fun to watch and make fun of this woman who is an obvious puppet of boy George, the other puppet.

At this point, making fun of this head wagging, gap toothed water girl for Bush, is all there is left to do about this sham of a commission
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:43 PM
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14. a 20 minute opening!!
this chaps my hide big time.

That's 20 minutes LESS that she gets to be asked questions!!! And then of course can never be questioned by the panel again. Whitewash-but you never know what slips of the underpants might be showing that DR. Rice (cough cough) might not know are hanging out.
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