Sunday, March 28, 2004

One Thing Follows The Other?

  • GOP moves to declassify Clarke testimony

    March 26, 2004 | WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading congressional Republicans announced plans Friday to seek declassification of 2-year-old testimony from Richard Clarke, hoping to show discrepancies between his recent criticisms of the Bush administration’s terrorism policies with flattering statements he made as a White House aide. [Salon.com]

  • White House trying to explain Rice’s failure to testify

    March 27, 2004 | WASHINGTON (AP) — Condoleezza Rice says the Bush administration has a good story to tell about fighting terrorism and she’s pouring it out in television appearances, interviews and newspaper articles. The one place she won’t talk is in public, under oath, before the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    That is blossoming into a public relations nightmare.

    The White House finds itself in the awkward position of trying to explain why Rice, the national security adviser to President Bush, can talk at length to reporters but not at the commission’s televised hearings because of the constitutional principle of separation of powers.[Salon.com]

    What is with these people?