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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:37 PM
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White House Refuses 911 Panel Request for Rice "Speech" of 9/11
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.

With Rice slated to testify publicly before the commission on Thursday, the commission submitted a last-minute request for access to Rice's aborted Sept. 11, 2001 address, sources close to the panel said.

But the White House has so far refused on the grounds that draft documents are confidential, the sources said.<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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against all enemies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:41 PM
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1. Why it must be
another "oversight".
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:42 PM
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2. Well, they're known to cave under pressure...so let's pressure them!
McClellan said the same thing Duffy is saying: the WH gets to decide what the commission needs to do its job - what fucking arrogance, you little cocksuckers.
If these people had a patriotic bone in their bodies they would question only that which has bearing on national security and they would be falling all over themselves to find out what happened, why, and how to prevent another tragedy.
That would be, of course, if one did not already know the answers, and realize that they suck.
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