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Step off, old man!
Friday, 27 February 2004
Shameful
It's too bad the general population is in such a coma because what is happening with the 9/11 commission is one of the most shameful episodes in modern history. Here's how it breaks down: the Administration has been stonewalling the commission, giving them tons of useless interviews while resisting any efforts to turn over relevant material or allowing officials like Condi Rice to testify under oath.

The President himself is going to "visit" (his word) with the Chair and Vice Chair of the commission, but here's the catch -- it's only for one hour. So basically, Bush will do the same thing he did on Tim Russert, which is talk ad nauseum, glance at his watch, and then bolt from the room when the hand hits the magic hour.

Here's the most dishonest part: the President says he'd grant the commission a two month extension to finish their work, which has in essence been stifled by the administration's refusal to cooperate. And now Rep. Dennis Hastert says Congress will not allow the extension. The story is Bush asked him personally, but Hastert said no. What a load of horseshit. Just imagine Hastert telling Bush no under these sircumstances. So what it basically boils down to is the fact that Bush agreed to the extension, knowing Hastert would deny the extension.

Their behavior is so shameful, it's hard to fathom.

Posted by brettdavey at 4:27 PM EST
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