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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:23 AM
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Bush, Cheney agree to meet with Commission, but won't take oath.
Now what's the point of that? Why not just hold a press conference? They don't answer questions honestly there either.

Rice to Testify Publicly Before 9/11 Commission
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The White House has also offered to the commission to have President Bush and Vice President Cheney meet jointly with the entire commission, though they would not be under oath.

Rice has already appeared for four hours in front of the Sept. 11 commission to answer questions in private about what the administration had been doing about terror threats. She has rejected testifying in public, arguing that she is prevented by executive privilege (search) from revealing confidential conversations.




http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,115605,00.html
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:23 AM
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1. In other words, Bush and Cheney will white wash
They are afraid of perjuring themselves.

Fuckers.
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LeahMira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:28 AM
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6. Sounds as if...
They are afraid of perjuring themselves.


But it could be that Bush is afraid of not understanding the questions.

Cheney would just refuse to answer whatever he didn't want to answer. He and Lynne really think they are entitled.
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:26 AM
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2. Timmy Russert said
They agreed to testify under oath.
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ezee Donating Member (615 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:32 AM
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8. Russert
I thought that was what he said.
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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:33 AM
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9. REALLY?!?
That would be a huge deal. Since the testimony would be in private there wouldn't be a risk of perjury anyway, it's not like the Commission would turn them in.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:26 AM
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3. Would be nice if they were to change the swearing in
of the administration. Put in words to the effect that they were considered "under oath and subject to the perjury laws" for the entire time of holding their offices.
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:26 AM
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4. But...
Clinton and Gore did the same thing. At some point, fair's fair or we're going to start looking as bad as those we accuse of unfairness. At least we get Rice public, under oath.
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EdGy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:26 AM
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5. they have to lie. their worst enemy is the truth
they are acting like the authoritarians they really are.

If they were forced to tell the truth, the whole thing would fall apart.

Either put them under oath or don't hear from them.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:31 AM
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7. "Will appear jointly" WTF?
Well, that proves it. Cheney really is running the show.

The AWOL in Chief* is incapable and afraid of facing the 9/11 commission alone.

he will not accept any responsibility for anything.

Such a Major Shirker and Smirker.
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ezee Donating Member (615 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:34 AM
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10. I was wondering
if the teacher was going with georgie and hold his hand.
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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 11:45 AM
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16. They can do their song and pony show with jokes....
and charm and never answer questions. Just like Rumbutt.
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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:34 AM
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11. Kennedy called for Condi to testify publicly under oath,
THEN said Bush would have two weeks to decide whether he would testify under oath. He called for Bush to testify publicly under oath, citing the example of PRESIDENT FORD, who went before Congress and testified under oath about his pardoning of Nixon, BECAUSE IT WAS A MATTER OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE!!
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Zeke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:35 AM
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12. Guilty As Charged...
"The voice of (3600 Americans) blood cries out to Me from the ground." --- Genesis 4:10
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:38 AM
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13. Clinton and Gore should volunteer to take the oath
JMO but they should to make Cheaty and stupid look obvious.
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Zeke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:40 AM
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14. Yeah...
It would have been good for them to jump out in front of Rice, Bush unt Cheney, making it even harder for Bush Inc. to argue for privacy.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 10:46 AM
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15. ??
did they give a day/time on when they would appear??

when will rice appear?
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-04 11:52 AM
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17. They will answer questions TOGETHER!!!
That strikes me as patently clear they don't trust chimpy* of his leash for one second! Do you think the murikans may find this a bit odd?!?
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