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Clarke Challenges Rice To Reveal Secret Emails

In a riveting television performance, Richard Clarke called on his principal critic and former employer, the national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, to release the entire record of their emails in the months up to the September 11 terror attacks to prove his contention that the White House did not then take the threat of al-Qaida seriously.

He also agreed to Republican demands to declassify testimony he gave to the Senate two years ago - to "prove" there were no inconsistencies. "Let's take all of my emails and all the memos I sent to the national security adviser and her deputy from January 20 to September 11 and let's declassify all of them," Mr Clarke told NBC television.

Mr Clarke's bravura presentation surprised the Bush administration. The decision to stand his ground could also be destructive to Ms Rice.
Clarke challenges Rice to reveal secret emails

Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington and Chris McGreal in Jerusalem
Monday March 29, 2004
The Guardian

Richard Clarke, the former terrorism adviser whose revelations threaten to torpedo George Bush's re-election strategy, launched a counterattack yesterday at a White House that he said was determined to destroy him.

In a riveting television performance, Mr Clarke called on his principal critic and former employer, the national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, to release the entire record of their emails in the months up to the September 11 terror attacks to prove his contention that the White House did not then take the threat of al-Qaida seriously.

He also agreed to Republican demands to declassify testimony he gave to the Senate two years ago - to "prove" there were no inconsistencies. "Let's take all of my emails and all the memos I sent to the national security adviser and her deputy from January 20 to September 11 and let's declassify all of them," Mr Clarke told NBC television.

Mr Clarke's bravura presentation surprised the Bush administration. The decision to stand his ground could also be destructive to Ms Rice. She has been under intense scrutiny for a week - largely for being the focus of Mr Clarke's charges that the Bush government did not see al-Qaida as a priority before September 11, but also because she refused to testify before the commission.

Yesterday, the commission's chairman, Thomas Kean, called for Ms Rice to testify in public. "We recognise there are arguments having to do with separation of powers. We think in a tragedy of this magnitude that those kind of legal arguments are probably overridden," he said. But he said he would not force the issue with a court order.

Even leading Republican figures are criticising Ms Rice's refusal to appear, saying it looked as if she had something to hide. "I think she'd be wise to testify," said Richard Perle, a former Pentagon adviser.

Further damage was inflicted yesterday in a Los Angeles Times report discrediting a prewar claim by the Bush administration that Saddam Hussein had trucks capable of dispersing dangerous substances such as anthrax. The report claimed the information came from a single discredited source and reached US intelligence agents third-hand.

In Israel, meanwhile, a parliamentary committee investigating exaggerated prewar claims over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction concluded that western agencies had dealt in speculation not facts.

The committee said claims that Saddam was expanding his armoury were based on evaluations shared among intelligence agencies in Israel, the US, Britain and elsewhere, that reinforced "dubious interpretations" of the few facts available.

But the report released yesterday by the foreign affairs and defence committee said that while there was a "serious intelligence failure" there was no evidence of deliberate deception to build a false case.

homepage: homepage: http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1180087,00.html
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Hahahaha.... 30.Mar.2004 03:31

Tony Blair's dog

"Even leading Republican figures are criticising Ms Rice's refusal to appear, saying it looked as if she had something to hide. "I think she'd be wise to testify," said Richard Perle, a former Pentagon adviser."


Richard Perle, who is one of the masterminds behind PNAC
and the one pushing hardest for U.S. "global dominance".

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Richard Perle is probably the slimiest and most dangerous man
walking free in the US today. Compared to him, Cheney and
Rumsfeld has nothing. This is why Cheney, Rumsfeld and
Jeb Bush contracted him in 97 to write the "blueprint" for
the "coming" Bush administration.
And we all know the result Richard Perle's group cranked out;

"Rebuilding America's Defenses".
 http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

"Rebuilding America's Defenses"which was ordered by Dick Cheney,
Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Jeb Bush (yeah, Georgie's brother,
also guvernor in FL) and Lewis Libby (Cheney's "chief of staff").

"PNAC" was formed back in 1997 and includes "security
advisors" going back to Nixon, characters from Iran-Contra,
the so called "Drug Wars", "Christian Values" groups, Jewish
and Israeli lobbyists. It features heads of Lockheed, Boeing,
and other military suppliers and contractors.
Included are senior editors of the major"right-leaning"
publications, as well as current staffers of the Bush administration
(including Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz).

More info on how Perle's criminal mind works....

Richard Perle: the Lowdown
Thursday, October 10, 2002
 http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/02/10/Richard_Perle_lowdown.html

This 'Perle' was not found in an oyster!
26.Jan.2003
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/01/42329.shtml

Quick facts on Richard Perle, a security risk
 http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/03/02/Perle_risk.html

Why was Richard Perle meeting with Adnan Khashoggi?
2003-03-10
 http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?030317fa_fact

Perle, Interrupted
March 20, 2003
 http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030407&s=alterman

Richard Perle resigns
27.Mar.2003
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/03/53662.shtml

Richard Perle's Corporate Adventures
April 3, 2003
 http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030421&s=shorrock

And probably one of the best articles about the scumbag....

"Two years ago a project set up by the men who now surround
George W Bush said what America needed was "a new Pearl Harbor".
Its published aims have, alarmingly, come true."
12 Dec 2002
 http://pilger.carlton.com/print/124759

includes the now infamous part highlighting Perle's psychopatic mindset;

"One of George W Bush's "thinkers" is Richard Perle. I interviewed Perle
when he was advising Reagan; and when he spoke about "total war", I mistakenly
dismissed him as mad.
He recently used the term again in describing America's "war on terror".
"No stages," he said. "This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies.
There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do
Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq... this is entirely the wrong way to go about it.
If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely
and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war...
our children will sing great songs about us years from now."

It really makes you wonder why he isn't in jail yet!

Hehehe... 30.Mar.2004 04:37

Tony Blair's dog

"But the report released yesterday by the foreign affairs and defence committee said that while there was a "serious intelligence failure" there was no evidence of deliberate deception to build a false case."

Priceless!!

I Challenge Rice To Answer Two Questions: 30.Mar.2004 10:44

Buried Under Bu**sh**

How did you know to warn San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown not to fly on 9-11? And why did you not warn the nation?

 http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=1000