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  • Bush witholding Clinton files from 9/11 commission

    Hmmmm. If there was info in there that made Clinton look bad, I'm sure they would have released these docs by now. I wonder what's in there that Bush doesn't want made public?

    http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/index.html

    9/11 panel: Hand over Clinton papers
    The New York Times reports that the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks wants to know why the Bush White House is withholding thousands of pages of classified documents regarding foreign policy and counterterrorism from President Clinton's White House files.

    "The White House confirmed on Thursday that it had withheld a variety of classified documents from Mr. Clinton's files that had been gathered by the National Archives over the last two years in response to requests from the commission, which is investigating intelligence and law enforcement failures before the attacks."

    "Scott McClellan, the White House spokesman, said some Clinton administration documents had been withheld because they were 'duplicative or unrelated,' while others were withheld because they were 'highly sensitive' and the information in them could be relayed to the commission in other ways. 'We are providing the commission with access to all the information they need to do their job,' Mr. McClellan said."

    "The commission and the White House were reacting to public complaints from former aides to Mr. Clinton, who said they had been surprised to learn in recent months that three-quarters of the nearly 11,000 pages of files the former president was ready to offer the commission had been withheld by the Bush administration. The former aides said the files contained highly classified documents about the Clinton administration's efforts against Al Qaeda. The commission said it was awaiting a full answer from the White House on why any documents were withheld."

    "We need to be satisfied that we have everything we have asked to see," Al Felzenberg, a spokesman for the bipartisan 10-member commission, said. "We have voiced the concern to the White House that not all of the material the Clinton library has made available to us has made its way to the commission."
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  • #2
    Consider the source
    Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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    • #3
      New day. Same Salonfunctions.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by lasvegasreb@Apr 2 2004, 10:57 AM
        Salonfunctions.
        He he he.

        But Trig actually has a point. It is interesting.

        I'd imagine that it has more to do w/ protecting the office of the presidency than it does w/ Clinton.
        When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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        • #6
          That's funny, lazy, you left this part out of the story you linked:
          Bruce Lindsey, who was President Clinton's deputy White House counsel, expressed concerns about the documents to the White House and the 9/11 commission in February, suggesting that the Bush staff may not have forwarded all the Clinton-era documents requested.
          Also, you seem to be implying that the story I quoted was untrue. If so, how so?
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          • #7
            I'd imagine that it has more to do w/ protecting the office of the presidency than it does w/ Clinton.
            Yep. Or, perhaps more to the immediate point, if you give up Clinton's stuff, no reason not to give up your own.

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            • #8
              Some more news: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,115895,00.html

              Fucking Liberal Media? :P

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Iowa_Card@Apr 2 2004, 11:04 AM
                Some more news: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,115895,00.html
                Fox wouldn't do that, they are a right-wing outlet, everyone knows that.
                Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Trigfunctions@Apr 2 2004, 10:02 AM
                  That's funny, lazy, you left this part out of the story you linked:
                  Bruce Lindsey, who was President Clinton's deputy White House counsel, expressed concerns about the documents to the White House and the 9/11 commission in February, suggesting that the Bush staff may not have forwarded all the Clinton-era documents requested.
                  Also, you seem to be implying that the story I quoted was untrue. If so, how so?
                  trig,

                  Actually I was backing you up with a cnn article. I was just quoting on eof the commissioners.

                  I even stated there was some truth to the salon article because some had already shot the messenger.


                  Really trig, get a grip.
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by lazydaze@Apr 2 2004, 11:07 AM
                    I even stated there was some truth to the salon article because some had already shot the messenger.


                    Really trig, get a grip.
                    I was kidding. Seeing what it felt like to be Trig or Nick for a minute.
                    Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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                    • #12
                      In order for Trig to get a grip, he'd have to take his hands off of the mouse and keyboard.

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by lazydaze@Apr 2 2004, 11:07 AM
                        Really trig, get a grip.
                        Sorry I misunderstood your point, lazy, but you can understand how
                        "Some truth to the story" could be read as "Here's the real story compared to the false one above", especially when the portion you quoted could be read as trivializing the withholding of the docs.

                        When I'm taking random artillery fire from you guys all day, every day, you have to excuse me for being a little twitchy sometimes.
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                        • #14
                          trig, I might be biased, but not blind.


                          There are legs there, how long?...guess we won't know for day and half.

                          I do beleive salon may have portrayed a defined motive already.
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                          • #15
                            That's because its an opinion piece.
                            When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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