Sunday, March 28, 2004
My New Hero

GOD this guy is good. If you missed it, this morning on All Things Considered Dick Clarke not only embraced the White House's request to declassify his testimony from 2002, he suggested -- nay, dared them -- to declassify everything.

As Pandagon points out, if Frist's implication that Clarke contraidicted himself under oath is the tactical equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (as many bloggers have stated it), then Clarke's response would require us to extend the analogy into the world of comicbook Evil Geniuses. Coupled with the continued refusal of the White House to allow Condoleezza Rice to testify publicly, the Bush administration is looking incredibly furtive and guilty right now.

Just the way I like 'em.

Update: See, this is what I'm talking about.

Rice Rejects Public Testimony to 9/11 Panel

Rice has refused to appear before the independent panel in public and under oath to answer charges from former White House counterterrorism official Richard Clarke that the Bush administration neglected the threat from al Qaeda. The White House has asked for a second private session for Rice.

I don't know whether Condi can refute Clarke's claims or not. Perhaps she can... but by refusing to do so publicly (and there is not, contrary to administration assertions, any constitutional reason why she can't), it looks for all the world like there's something she and her bosses really, really don't want us to know, and that in turn makes Clarke's willingness to speak out and thus expose himself to the administration's abuse appear all the more heroic. I expect the White House knows that... which tells me that whatever it is they're hiding, it's gotta be waaaaay bad. Can't wait to find out what it is.

Update pt. 2: Oh man. Looks like they picked on the wrong guy this time...
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