Skip to comments.The Wall Truth (Gorelick and Obama similar ineffective lawyerbabble)
Posted on 05/21/2009 11:49:05 AM PDT by khnyny
The grandstanding Richard Clarke having made apologies all the rage, one should expect that President Bush and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice will be getting one in the next day or two. Something like this:
Dear Mr. President and Dr. Rice: Very sorry about all that high dudgeon a couple of weeks ago. You remember, when we couldn't pass a microphone, a pencil, or a camera without perorations about the vital need to have the President waive executive privilege and ignore scads of history so Dr. Rice could be permitted to testify under oath and publicly (and improve our Nielson numbers) to address provocative allegations by another commission fave er, witness Richard Clarke. Turns out we should have mentioned that if Condi had just zipped an op-ed over to the Washington Post that would have done the trick. We regret any inconvenience to you, your staff, or the Constitution. Respectfully, the 9/11 Commissioners.
If that note is not forthcoming, then someone's got some explaining to do about "The Truth About 'the Wall,'" Jamie Gorelick's remarkable Washington Post op-ed from Sunday, which purports to put to rest the nettlesome squawking about her untenable position as a commissioner judging the causes of pre-9/11 intelligence failure, a matter in which she was a key participant. Leaving aside, for a moment, how off-the-wall her account of the wall is, the fact that she well knows she needed to say something is the clearest indication yet that she belongs in the witness chair, not on the commissioners' bench.
Gorelick's op-ed intentionally raises five different points in her purported defense. Around them are sandwiched two others opening and closing salvos that she can't resist mentioning but avoids identifying as argument points because...
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Gorelick prevented Zacarias Moussaoui's computer from being examined - if that computer had been examined, 911 quite possibly could have been prevented. A stupid move by a stupid attorney - does anyone see a pattern?
I believe Gorelick followed up her excellent service protecting the nation by erecting the wall with a stint at Fannie Mae.
Yes, as a matter of fact, she did. A Clinton appointment.
From the American Thinker:
[But for Ms. Gorelick, one earth shaking catastrophe is just not enough. You might think that she caused enough carnage to us infidels on 9-11 as to qualify her for the 72 virgins upon her death. (this would also keep her consistent with several of Clinton’s philosophies).
Alas, that’s only part of her resume. Her fingerprints are all over the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac mess, which is to say the mess that is central in the entire mortgage-housing crisis. Without so much as one scintilla of real estate or finance experience, she was appointed as Vice Chairman of Fannie Mae in 1997 and served in that role through 2003, which is when most of the systemic cancers that came home to roost today happened. She was instrumental in covering up problems with Fannie Mae while employed there and took multiple millions in bonuses as she helped construct this house of cards.]
Outstanding article by McCarthy. This is the kind of critical information that MSM will not tell you.