HUGE MISTAKE not having her testify. She is charismatic, intelligent, and a great spokeswoman for not only the administration's policies but the administration. So what do you now have? Our folks in Congress talking about perjury...but Rice won't even testify under oath. Clarke today saying let's declassify all of my previous tesimony and emails (see Google). The bottom line is: all this makes the administration look like it's trying to hide something and go after people who criticize it. Rice would blow them away and defuse this whole thing. If not a single national security advisor had ever testified publicaly under oath the administration could pull this off. I predict it's going to cost LOTS of swing votes and even more than what will already be lost if Clarke is prosectuted for perjury. If this was some boring, inarticulate, empty headed bureaucracy it'd be one thing. But one of the administration's most dynamic people, who has a lot of credibility that even Democrats can't eliminate, is being kept from testifying under oath...when her chief accuser has not only testified under oath but is saying all of his closed door testimony should be revealed and all of his emails. Except being on one side in this controversy, which side looks more OPEN to swing voters? Not the White House.
posted on 03/28/2004 4:58:55 PM PST
Okay, I can't even say you're wrong. I wish I could.
She should testify, but now they've made such a point of saying she can't...it's lose/lose.
If her simple word isn't good enough, her sworn oath wouldn't change anything anyway.
Thank you for your opinion.
posted on 03/28/2004 5:03:37 PM PST
OMG .. not another one who think Condi has to testify in public or it looks like we're hiding something.
Good grief! When are people going to find out how their government operates? This is the congress DICTATING TO THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE how things will be done - sorry it's not going to happen that way. It's the Executive branch that calls the shots. The congress write legislation - PERIOD!! They do not control what the Executive branch can do or say.
The NSC Advisor is the President's closest advisor - now you tell me why the DEMOCRATS want to force her to testify? It's as obvious as the nose on your face.
posted on 03/28/2004 10:53:03 PM PST
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