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A Man Needs A Fish Like A Woman Needs a Bicycle
Saturday, April 10, 2004
THE PASSION OF CONDI BEGINS? Now that Dr. Rice has testified, the calm before the storm appears about ready to break open. The NY Times has not really been very enthusiastic about this whole issue of "Did he or didn't he know" so it came as a big surprise when the Grey Lady decides to say:

"President Bush was told more than a month before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that supporters of Osama bin Laden planned an attack within the United States with explosives and wanted to hijack airplanes, a government official said Friday."

True, we don't have a name for the official, but if you had news like this that apparently " appears to contradict the White House's repeated assertions that the briefing the president received about the Qaeda threat was "historical" in nature and that the White House had little reason to suspect a Qaeda attack within American borders" what do you think you would be expecting if you opened your mouth "officially" on this issue? Applause and admiration?

The interesting thing is that it has taken just a couple of days for leaking to occur. The pressure to release the 6 August 2001 PDB document is growing. I suspect that the attempt to release some of the text will not be enough to placate the press, politicians (including some Republicans I suspect), and more and more folks in this country.

If it shows that Dr. Rice "over-emphasized" the historical nature of the document, I think we will start hearing more calls for her resignation, and not just from liberal bloggers, but from more mainstream sources.
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