Another flipflop, Condi to testify

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    WASHINGTON - In a reversal, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) will testify in public under oath before the commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as long as the panel seeks no further public testimony from White House officials, the administration said Tuesday.


    White House press secretary Scott McClellan, on Air Force One with President Bush (news - web sites), said the commission had unanimously agreed to the conditions.


    The decision was conditioned on the Bush administration receiving assurances in writing from the commission that such a step does not set a precedent and that the commission does not request "additional public testimony from any White House official, including Dr. Rice," White House counsel Alberto Gonzales said in a letter to the panel.


    Subject to the conditions, the president will agree "to the commission's request for Dr. Rice to testify publicly regarding matters within the commission's statutory mandate," Gonzales's letter stated.


    "The president recognizes the truly unique and extraordinary circumstances underlying the commission's responsibility to prepare a detailed report on the facts," Gonzales added.


    Congressional leaders, Gonzales noted, have already stated that this would not be a new precedent.


    The decision to have Rice testify is made in the wake of the publication of former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke's book, in which he charges that the Bush administration was slow to act against the threat of al-Qaida.


    Rice offered a rebuttal on Sunday to criticism by Clarke that President Clinton (news - web sites) "did something, and President Bush did nothing" before Sept. 11 and that both "deserve a failing grade."


    Rice responded: "I don't know what a sense of urgency — any greater than the one that we had — would have caused us to do differently."


    Clarke testified before the commission last week.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=1&u=/ap/20040330/ap_on_re_us/sept_11_commission_35
     
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    Flip flop - that's funny! Too bad we are talking about Rice, not Kerry!
     
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    I think the liberals may be sorry...be careful what you ask for.
     
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    I recall the last time any member of the presidential cabinet was forced to testify under oath it was Bill Clinton. Back then we had DNA evidence to serve as a rebuttal.

    Nowadays it’s just Condi’s word vs. the prosecution. All of it boils down to how fervently the “Bush regime” was held accountable to similar neglegence committed under Clinton. It’s a festive political lynching, over bull-shit.
     
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    Repeat post deleted.
     
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    yeah! i guess EVERYONE does it! :rolleyes: i'll make to keep my scorecard handy when it comes time. you guys better have something better than different stances depending on the time/situation!
     
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    Too bad it wasn't a flip flop though. She never said she didn't want to testify, but that she couldn't testify. They received written assurances from the commission that this wasn't precedent setting. With that assurance, the white house is comfortable with letting her testify.

    Nice try, but you still failed.
     
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    HAHAHAHAH how did i KNOW you were going to say this wasn't a flip flop??!!! instead of admitting the WHITE HOUSE flip flopped, you maintain the perfect record by saying it was only her standing alone!!! that was great! :laugh: sorry, jim, but the admin did an ABOUT FACE on this one.... get over it.
     
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    I believe the following headline says it all about this shit.

    Condoleezza Rice buckles to pressure: Agrees to provide meaningless, unhelpful testimony before irrelevant committee of congressional idiots


    :gives:
     
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    I just heard Rush call this a possible ropadope by the Administration , that was the first thing I thought when I heard the news . The White House is doing an incredible job of playing these clowns , they truely think that they have won something . It is amazing that they would actually come after the President where he is strongest . These white boys are going to try to attack one of the sharpest people to ever serve in politics that also happens to be a frail looking black woman , this is going to be fun . This could turn a huge amount of the black community around , Condi is just a bit impressive when questioned by idiots and she WILL kick ass . . . she's pissed .
    President Bush sits back as these "progressive intellectual wannabes" accuse him of being an idiot and lets it work in his favor , I wouldn't play poker with this guy , he has serious game. This could easily be the biggest mistake they could ever make . I can't wait.
     

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