April 13, 2004
Blindsided by a controversy over its corporate ties to the publisher of Richard Clarke's book, "60 Minutes" has promised that it will not happen again. So when it reports Sunday on Bob Woodward's book "Plan of Attack," "60 Minutes" will say that publisher Simon & Schuster and CBS are both owned by Viacom. When that wasn't said during the March 21 report on Clarke's "Against All Enemies," published by Simon & Schuster subsidiary Free Press, it provided fuel for Clarke's critics.
April 11, 2004 |
Former counterterrorism advisor Richard Clarke's best-selling book may be a movie. Sony Pictures Entertainment has bought the film rights to "Against All Enemies," Sony Vice Chairwoman Amy Pascal said. In the book, Clarke, a counterterrorism advisor to the last three presidents, charges that the Bush administration gave Iraq priority above Al Qaeda before and after the Sept. 11 attacks.
April 1, 2004 |
Most Americans accept Richard Clarke's key criticisms of President Bush's anti-terrorism record, but a majority also thinks that politics influenced the timing of the charges by the former White House aide, a Los Angeles Times poll has found. Nearly three-fifths of those surveyed echoed the contention by Clarke that Bush placed a higher priority on invading Iraq than combating terrorism.
March 27, 2004 |
Key congressional Republicans on Friday called for declassifying the testimony that former White House anti-terrorism chief Richard Clarke delivered behind closed doors to a congressional panel two years ago. GOP leaders contended it would show whether Clarke's testimony in 2002 contradicted his recent public criticism of how the Bush administration dealt with terrorism before Sept. 11.
March 26, 2004 |
For one of the first times in the presidency of George W. Bush, his White House has been forced onto the defensive. And the general atop the battlements is his national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice.
March 25, 2004
Excerpts from Wednesday's testimony before the commission investigating the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001: Richard Clarke Former counterterrorism advisor under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. "To the loved ones of the victims of 9/11, to them who are here in the room, to those who are watching on television, your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you and I failed you. We tried hard, but that doesn't matter because we failed.