9/11 Commission Public Hearings Next Week. Senior officials of the Bush and Clinton administrations -- CIA Director George Tenet, Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, Defense Secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and William Cohen and Clinton's National Security Adviser Samuel Berger -- will testify in public hearings next Tuesday and Wednesday before the 9/11 Commission (and likely broadcast on C-SPAN). Bush's National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice continues to refuse to testify publicly.
Powell "sought to assure Indians on Tuesday that the Bush administration would not try to halt the outsourcing of high-technology jobs to their country." ... WTF? He's reassuring India that they shouldn't worry about job loss?!?!? ... Probing US Ties to Haiti Coup; Aristide has given more details on the kidnapping. ... "NBC News has obtained, exclusively, extraordinary secret video, shot by the US government [in 2000]. It illustrates an enormous opportunity the Clinton administration had to kill or capture bin Laden." Ah, yes! It's time once again to play "Blame the Clenis"! The CIA wants to know who leaked the "highly classified" video. (Hint: Check with the Plame investigation.)
Bush: "I think it's -- if you're going to make an accusation in the course of a presidential campaign, you ought to back it up with facts." Does that clown have any self-awareness? ... Look! It's the new Bush ad.