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Ex-Treasury Chief O'Neill Rejects Price Of Loyalty - Helen Thomas
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Comments About Bush War Hopefully Motivates Other Whistleblowers

POSTED: 6:48 p.m. EST January 14, 2004
UPDATED: 6:49 p.m. EST January 14, 2004

WASHINGTON -- "I can't imagine I would be attacked for telling the truth."

That statement came from former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill during an interview with
CBS-TV'S "60 Minutes." He has learned differently since then.


A Jan. 7 New York Times profile on national security adviser Condoleezza Rice has a fascinating
nugget buried deep in the story.

When Richard Haass, then a top State Department official, came to see her in July 2002 to
discuss the pros and cons of making Iraq a priority.

She told him: "Save your breath -- the president has already decided what he's going to do on
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