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Maybe this has something to do with the White Houses' flip-flop on Condi's testimony?

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  1. Painman

    Painman IncGamers Member

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    Maybe this has something to do with the White Houses' flip-flop on Condi's testimony?

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    Pain reports, you decide.
     
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    MithrandirX IncGamers Member

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    I Doubt it.
     
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    If you believe that, have I ever got a bridge to sell you! Cheap, too!
    • This is a presidential commission. It may be using office space in the Capitol building, but it is still a presidential panel, not a congressional panel.
    • Not one single member of the panel is currently serving in congress. Just in case you still thought it was somehow related to congress.
    • Clinton's NSA testified, Reagan's NSA testified, Carter's NSA testified, see the pattern here?
    • Lastly and most importantly, even if all the above arguments didn't exist and this really was an issue of respecting separation of powers precedents, investigating the 9/11 issue is clearly a special case. Getting to the bottom of what happened takes precedence over some procedural minutiae.
    PS: There are still a lot of documents they refuse to release to the panel. Bizarrely enough, the majority of these documents come from the Clinton era. Why on Earth would they want to hide Clinton's activities from the panel? It doesn't make any sense.

    Anyway, the reasons the administration gave for refusing to let Rice testify were clearly not the real reason, because their stated reasons don't hold up to any kind of scrutiny (see above list). Since this was never about "precedent," we know that this old photograph is not the reason they changed their mind. The White House official who said the photograph did not cause the position reversal was actually telling the truth.
     
  4. MithrandirX

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    It was my understanding that Rice already testified before the commission, and submitted written answers to their questions. The only catch was that that was in private. Unfortunately, the only purpose of the commission is to put on a public show, so that wasn't good enough.

    If they were really interested in identifying and addressing the problems that allowed 9/11 to occur, then it wouldn't matter whether the hearings were public or private. Still, Condi Rice is one of the best speakers in the administration, and I don't think she will allow the proceedings to turn into the witch hunt the media slavers for.

    Mith
     
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    A possible compromise: a semi-independent anti- terrorist unit inside the FBI.



    Einsatzgruppen 2?
     
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    Note the date of the photo. Taken AFTER the war.
     
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    Yeah... sounds creepy, huh.
     
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    Don't worry, i'm sure they'll come up with a Non-German, All-Amercian, Fluffy And Not At All Scary© name.
     
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    Maybe like Project C.A.R.E. (Ceaseless Annihilation of Radical Ethnics)

    Sounds very Ashcroft.
     

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