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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:22 PM
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High turnover of counterterrorism experts
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=584&e=1...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration has faced a steady exodus of counterterrorism officials, many disappointed by a preoccupation with Iraq (news - web sites) they said undermined the U.S. fight against terrorism.
Former counterterrorism officials said at least half a dozen have left the White House Office for Combating Terrorism or related agencies in frustration in the 2 1/2 years since the attacks.
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Some also left because they felt President Bush (news - web sites) had sidelined his counterterrorism experts and paid almost exclusive heed to the vice president, the defense secretary and other Cabinet members in planning the "war on terror," former counterterrorism officials said.

"I'm kind of hoping for regime change," one official who quit told Reuters.

Seems Clark isnt the only one.

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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:27 PM
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1. Walter Pincus of the WP ...
Has been saying this for two years ...

Its good to see it get aired out again ... The WH needs a spring cleaning to remove that stench of 'leadership' ...
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:52 PM
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2. This is scary, folks --
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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:13 PM
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3. I agree it scares me
If all the top experts are leaving who are taking their place?
Cheney? now theres a comforting thought NOT!!I think this is very serious.Not only does it show a deep division in our government.It also shows how truly ineffective and divisive * really is.Not that thats not a shock.
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