Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Rice on the Hot Seat Time magazine reported earlier this week that National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice is resisiting requests by the Kean Commission on the 9/11 attacks that she testify in public, under oath.

And who could blame her?

Suppose you had the words "national security" in your job title, had access to all levels of intelligence, and had asserted in the aftermath of 9/11 that, "[No one] could have predicted that they would try to use a…hijacked airplane as a missile."

And then suppose it came out that at least a dozen pre-9/11 intelligence reports had suggested just such a possibility.

You wouldn't want to have to explain yourself either.

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