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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:40 PM
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White House Refuses 911 Panel Request for Rice("Speech" of 9/11)
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:40 PM by papau
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=584&nci... ...

White House Refuses Panel Request for Rice Speech
By Adam Entous

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has refused to provide the panel investigating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks with a speech national security adviser Condoleezza Rice was to deliver on that day touting missile defense as a priority rather than al Qaeda, sources said on Tuesday. <snip>

The White House said it was cooperating with the investigation. "The White House is working with the commission to ensure that it has access to what it needs to do its job," White House spokesman Trent Duffy said. <snip>

The Washington Post, citing former U.S. officials, reported last week that the speech was designed to promote missile defense as the cornerstone of a new national security strategy (reflecting "the intellectual underpinnings for the administration's pre-9/11 neglect of counterterrorism") , and contained no mention of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, or Islamic extremist groups. <snip>

Under pressure, the White House let commission staff review the Clinton papers at the National Archives. A commission official said on Tuesday that staff members had completed their review and that the panel may request some of the documents.



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PinkTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:43 PM
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1. Why is this White House so secretive?
What are they hiding? Why is this speech such a big deal?
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:50 PM
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4. If you think about it..
there's only one possible explanation: The contents of the speech would embarrass the administration. Their lack of focus on terrorism, pushing NMD as the top national secutiry priority on the morning of 9/11, simply makes them look bad.
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eileen from OH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:49 PM
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2. Let me guess. . .
Executive privilege?
Security issues?
Chickenshit as hell?


eileen from OH
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:50 PM
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3. Please discuss here
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