shorter version -- appear on the 18th,
or prepare to accept a subpoena!
i have "galinda-fied" these
.pdf files for easy reading. rep.
henry waxman just released a very-
detailed, stingingly-pointed letter
he sent to secretary of state condoleezza
rice this morning. 'tis a pdf
at the moment. . .
be back shortly the full-res jpeg is now set
below -- just click it, to read in
a non-stultifying size. . .
all the duplicitous threads
now unravel, at an accelerating-pace. . .
[UPDATE: this morning's excitement
put me in mind, once again, of an
so i'll reprise it here, and now:
[ed note: i'll leave the original,
but transcribed, excerpts below. . .]
". . .One of the issues the Committee is examining why the President asserted in his State of the Union address in 2003 that Iraq sought uranium from Niger. In my March 12 letter, I requested information about what you knew about this assertion and how it ended up in the State of the Union address. I asked you to answer specific questions raised in a June 10, 2003, letter and a July 29,2003,1etter, both of which I enclosed. These questions included: (1) whether you had any knowledge that would explain why President Bush cited forged evidence about Iraq's efforts to procure uranium from Niger in the State of the Union address; (2) whether you knew before the State of the Union address of the doubts raised by the CIA and the State Department about the veracity of the Niger claim; (3) whether there was a factual basis for your reference in a January 23,2003, op-ed to "Iraq's efforts to get uranium from abroad"; and (4) whether you took appropriate steps to investigate how the Niger claim ended up in the State of the Union address after it was revealed to be fraudulent. . .
Rather than address any of these questions, [your staff] forwarded copies of two old State Department letters that have no bearing whatsoever on your knowledge of, your role in, or your statements about the Niger claim. . .
As I hope you can understand, because of the inadequacies of [your staff's]response, the Committee will not withdraw the invitation for you to testify on April 18, 2007. . ."
again, shorter version -- appear on the
18th, or prepare to accept a subpoena!
i'll turn on c-span and pop popcorn!