Friday, April 9, 2004

Hillary’s Nefarious Plan

While everybody was focused on Condoleezza Rice’s testimony before the 9/11 commission, there was another witness who testified in private yesterday after Dr. Rice:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Clinton defended his counterterrorism policies in a private meeting with the Sept. 11 commission and said intelligence wasn’t strong enough to justify a retaliation against al-Qaida for the 2000 bombing of a Navy ship.

Clinton met for nearly four hours with the 10-member bipartisan panel in a closed-door session shortly after the conclusion of national security adviser Condoleezza Rice’s public testimony, broadcast live on national television.

Commissioners described Clinton’s testimony as frank and informative.[AP]

Republicans accused the former president of using the private session to launch the “stealth” candidacy of his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. William Safire was seen pacing the hall in full freak-out mode, determined to get that story.