Thursday, March 25, 2004

I caught a bit about this yesterday, but didn't get the chance to check it out.
But now Hesiod has it over at CounterSpin. It's big-time, so check it out.
He has a copy of the relevant portion of the transcript online.

If you don't feel like clicking, I will give you the rundown, there are recordings and minutes of the meetings in which the threats and possible responses were discussed. To top it off, Tenet deferred to Clarke's testimony in terms of specific threats and responses.

This is pretty big. As Hesiod puts it, it's like when it was admitted that Nixon tapes all his conversations.
If Clarke was out of the loop, if he was a bumbling fool.....roll the tape! Let the commission, and the rest of the country take a look.
If the administration's criticisms of Clarke's accusations were accurate, then they would be tossing copies of the minutes into press rooms across the town.

Certainly, any calls for these records will be responded to with national security concerns. But certainly a carefully selected committee of congressmen could be allowed to go over the records. While of course that may mean a longer and wider investigation, but if either A.) the administration was ignoring the threat of terrorism or B.) the head of counter-terrorism was a bumbling out of the loop fool, then they should address this issue with substance.

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