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Clarke in '02: Bush Admin Began Counterterror Plan in Jan. '01 (Clarke Caught!Fox Exclusive!)
FoxNews ^ | 24 Mar 04 | Jim Angle

Posted on 03/24/2004 8:43:56 AM PST by xzins

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:39:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON — The following transcript documents a background briefing in early August 2002 by President Bush's former counterterrorism coordinator Richard A. Clarke to a handful of reporters, including Fox News' Jim Angle. In the conversation, cleared by the White House on Wednesday for distribution, Clarke describes the handover of intelligence from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration and the latter's decision to revise the U.S. approach to Al Qaeda. Clarke was named special adviser to the president for cyberspace security in October 2001. He resigned from his post in January 2003.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2002; 60; a; al; bush; cbs; clarke; clarketestimony; clinton; foxnews; interview; jimangle; minutes; news; qaeda; richard; richardclarke; rogercressey; terror; transcript
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1 posted on 03/24/2004 8:43:58 AM PST by xzins
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To: xzins
Game. Set. Match.

Clarke defeated in straight sets.

Next?
2 posted on 03/24/2004 8:45:47 AM PST by So Cal Rocket (If consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, John F. Kerry’s mind must be freaking enormous)
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To: xzins; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; abner; Aeronaut; ...

FINALLY -- a "bombshell" that's REALLY a BOMBSHELL!!!


3 posted on 03/24/2004 8:45:57 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Yep, but let's see if it's reported in the Slimes.
4 posted on 03/24/2004 8:47:03 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: xzins
More proof that Clarke is a liar and a phony. And in his own words to boot! LOL
5 posted on 03/24/2004 8:47:23 AM PST by Reagan Man (The choice is clear. Reelect BUSH-CHENEY !)
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To: xzins
Classic!
6 posted on 03/24/2004 8:47:29 AM PST by The G Man (John Kerry? America just can't afford a 9/10 President in a 9/11 world. Vote Bush-Cheney '04.)
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To: xzins
CLARKE: There was never a [Clinton-team] plan, Andrea.

Well, that says it very clearly and directly!

7 posted on 03/24/2004 8:47:46 AM PST by expatpat
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To: Reagan Man
Fox played the tape!

The look on Jim Angle's face is worth a million dollars!
8 posted on 03/24/2004 8:48:08 AM PST by Howlin
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To: hannityforpres08; BrokenArrow
yo!
9 posted on 03/24/2004 8:48:09 AM PST by My back yard (www.forpresident.com)
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To: Angelus Errare
"Clarke is a Filthy Liar" Ping!
10 posted on 03/24/2004 8:48:26 AM PST by Green Knight (Looking forward to seeing Jeb stepping over Hillary's rotting political corpse in 2008.)
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To: Howlin
God Bless Fox and Jim Angle. Clarke is conclusively exposed as a political and financial opportunist. Based on my quick scan, this '02 interview pretty much contradicts everything he's said in the last week.

I hope someone on the Hill has the guts to nail him on this today.

His publisher should sue for fraud.
11 posted on 03/24/2004 8:48:55 AM PST by GOPrincess
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To: All; MeekOneGOP
And the third point is the Bush administration decided then, you know, mid-January, to do two things. One, vigorously pursue the existing policy, including all of the lethal covert action findings, which we've now made public to some extent. And the point is, while this big review was going on, there were still in effect, the lethal findings were still in effect. The second thing the administration decided to do is to initiate a process to look at those issues which had been on the table for a couple of years and get them decided. So, point five, that process which was initiated in the first week in February, uh, decided in principle, uh in the spring to add to the existing Clinton strategy and to increase CIA resources, for example, for covert action, five-fold, to go after Al Qaeda.
12 posted on 03/24/2004 8:49:03 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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To: expatpat
He flat out lied on 60 Minutes!
13 posted on 03/24/2004 8:49:24 AM PST by Howlin
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To: xzins
Now expecting the Clarke book to be moved to the "Fiction" section....
14 posted on 03/24/2004 8:49:37 AM PST by alancarp (NASCAR: Where everything's made up and the points don't matter.)
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To: xzins
Let's just set aside the obvious fact that Clarke is a lying, conniving, scum-sucking ass. How could he have been so stupid to think this wouldn't come out?
15 posted on 03/24/2004 8:49:44 AM PST by Mr. Bird
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To: So Cal Rocket
Hmmmm. I wonder if the ladylike hand of Condi Rice isn't behind this report?

Be Seeing You,

Chris

16 posted on 03/24/2004 8:49:48 AM PST by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "John Kerry: all John F., no Kennedy..." Click on my pic!)
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To: xzins; Alamo-Girl; amom; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; Old Sarge; StarCMC; ...
Breaking News Bumping To The Top!!!!
17 posted on 03/24/2004 8:50:08 AM PST by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: xzins
Thank you, Jim Angle....this is already taking a toll on Bush's poll numbers....Rasmussen's daily tracking poll has him dropping 3pts since yesterday and Kerry ahead.
18 posted on 03/24/2004 8:50:22 AM PST by mystery-ak (Please support the USO...our troops really depend on them.)
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To: Howlin
Bump!! And we should contact CBS to do a followup on the Lies!!
19 posted on 03/24/2004 8:50:30 AM PST by BobFromNJ
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To: expatpat
Did you hear Bob Kerrey this morning at the 9-11 hearings? He said that he reviewed the "plans" the Clinton Administration Team handed over to the Bush Team last night. He said they were nothing more than a few "points" such as "more diplomacy" and "increased pressure"...

You could tell he was disgusted.
20 posted on 03/24/2004 8:50:43 AM PST by So Cal Rocket (If consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, John F. Kerry’s mind must be freaking enormous)
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