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June 1, 2004
Re "Bush's Iraq Policies 'Atrocious,' Gore Says," May 27: Al Gore seems to have learned his lesson since 2000 and is coming out hard on the issues. Sen. John F. Kerry, on the other hand, seems determined to become the Gore of '04: aloof, presidential, noncontroversial. No doubt his concession speech in November will be as dignified and poignant as Gore's was four years ago. Richard Hornby Pasadena After reading Gore's comments regarding Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and CIA Director George Tenet, I could not hold back my frustration any longer.
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OPINION
June 1, 2004
Re "Bush's Iraq Policies 'Atrocious,' Gore Says," May 27: Al Gore seems to have learned his lesson since 2000 and is coming out hard on the issues. Sen. John F. Kerry, on the other hand, seems determined to become the Gore of '04: aloof, presidential, noncontroversial. No doubt his concession speech in November will be as dignified and poignant as Gore's was four years ago. Richard Hornby Pasadena After reading Gore's comments regarding Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and CIA Director George Tenet, I could not hold back my frustration any longer.
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OPINION
March 27, 2003
Re "Simplistic, Yes; Anti-Semitic, No," Commentary, March 21: William Saletan clearly can't equate attributing negative powers to the Jewish people as a monolithic group with anti-Semitism. Perhaps he should ponder these questions: Why didn't Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) note that President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, political strategist Karl Rove and others are Christians?
OPINION
April 13, 2004
Re "Memo Cited Fears of Attacks in U.S.," April 11: President Bush and the White House are defending their lack of action after having received the Aug. 6, 2001, presidential daily briefing that said Osama bin Laden was planning attacks within the U.S. Their defense is that there was nothing specific about 9/11. This defense shows that they are unable to analyze data and take action. Because the briefing didn't spell out an exact date and time, Bush and national security advisor Condoleezza Rice determined that nothing was going to happen.
OPINION
September 1, 2003
Re "Postwar Iraq Is No Germany, Historians Say," Aug. 27: In looking for historical parallels to the current situation in Iraq, national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and other members of the Bush administration have focused on the wrong war. Instead of post-World War II Germany, they should examine World War I Europe. In the early years of the century, German military planners worked at establishing the case for preemptive war. After much convoluted logic, Friedrich von Bernhardi announced it was Germany's duty "to act on the offensive and strike the first blow."
NATIONAL
December 29, 2003 | From Associated Press
First Lady Laura Bush says Americans are walking a tightrope of staying vigilant against a new terrorist attack while comforting their children during a time of heightened terrorism fears. Asked whether America has recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, she said: "Not really." "Our world changed," Bush said in an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We still are always aware of that. The rawness of it and the shock of it is diminished with time." She spoke at a time when her husband's administration has raised the nation's terror threat level to "high."
OPINION
July 17, 2003
Re "Unexplained Leaps," editorial, July 15: To call the American media polite and the British media tabloidists is to coddle the Americans and insult the Brits. With the exception of a few (like Robert Scheer), the American media have been on bended knee before this administration. Not so the Brits before Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Times says that Blair will be grilled about the "errant claim" on African uranium in President Bush's State of the Union speech. But who will grill Bush?
OPINION
September 21, 2003
Re "No Proof Connects Iraq to 9/11, Bush Says," Sept. 18: President Bush and the current administration insult the intelligence of the American people when they claim that they did not make a connection between Saddam Hussein, Iraq and the terrorists' attacks of 9/11 in speeches prior to the war on Iraq. But let me be very clear: I am purposely stating that Bush is a liar. No accident of language in that sentence. The meaning is clear. Joyce E. McCabe Orange Your front-page article on Bush saying that there was no proof connecting Iraq to 9/11 is a breath of fresh air after all the false claims supporting the Iraq war and takeover.
OPINION
April 13, 2004
Re "Memo Cited Fears of Attacks in U.S.," April 11: President Bush and the White House are defending their lack of action after having received the Aug. 6, 2001, presidential daily briefing that said Osama bin Laden was planning attacks within the U.S. Their defense is that there was nothing specific about 9/11. This defense shows that they are unable to analyze data and take action. Because the briefing didn't spell out an exact date and time, Bush and national security advisor Condoleezza Rice determined that nothing was going to happen.
OPINION
March 29, 2004
Re "Rice Blusters and Blunders," editorial, March 26: It's pretty obvious why national security advisor Condoleezza Rice is doing back-flips trying to discredit Richard Clarke's whistling-blowing on this administration's ineptitude and arrogance regarding terrorism, 9/11 and Iraq. When everything comes out, she has much to lose. Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are too old for it to matter. President Bush, unfortunately, will probably land safely in the arms of his many benefactors.
OPINION
April 11, 2004
Former CIA officer Thomas Patrick Carroll indicates that there was little that could have been done to stop the tragedy of 9/11 ("Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda and 9/11," Commentary, April 9). I disagree. What do you think the actions of FBI agents in Minneapolis and Phoenix would have been on Aug. 7, 2001, had they awakened to headlines that said "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S."? Of course we will never know, but it seems clear based on what is already in the record that they would have made more noise, perhaps causing their superiors to take more concrete action on their suspicions.
OPINION
March 29, 2004
Re "Rice Blusters and Blunders," editorial, March 26: It's pretty obvious why national security advisor Condoleezza Rice is doing back-flips trying to discredit Richard Clarke's whistling-blowing on this administration's ineptitude and arrogance regarding terrorism, 9/11 and Iraq. When everything comes out, she has much to lose. Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are too old for it to matter. President Bush, unfortunately, will probably land safely in the arms of his many benefactors.
NATIONAL
December 29, 2003 | From Associated Press
First Lady Laura Bush says Americans are walking a tightrope of staying vigilant against a new terrorist attack while comforting their children during a time of heightened terrorism fears. Asked whether America has recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, she said: "Not really." "Our world changed," Bush said in an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We still are always aware of that. The rawness of it and the shock of it is diminished with time." She spoke at a time when her husband's administration has raised the nation's terror threat level to "high."
OPINION
September 21, 2003
Re "No Proof Connects Iraq to 9/11, Bush Says," Sept. 18: President Bush and the current administration insult the intelligence of the American people when they claim that they did not make a connection between Saddam Hussein, Iraq and the terrorists' attacks of 9/11 in speeches prior to the war on Iraq. But let me be very clear: I am purposely stating that Bush is a liar. No accident of language in that sentence. The meaning is clear. Joyce E. McCabe Orange Your front-page article on Bush saying that there was no proof connecting Iraq to 9/11 is a breath of fresh air after all the false claims supporting the Iraq war and takeover.
OPINION
September 1, 2003
Re "Postwar Iraq Is No Germany, Historians Say," Aug. 27: In looking for historical parallels to the current situation in Iraq, national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and other members of the Bush administration have focused on the wrong war. Instead of post-World War II Germany, they should examine World War I Europe. In the early years of the century, German military planners worked at establishing the case for preemptive war. After much convoluted logic, Friedrich von Bernhardi announced it was Germany's duty "to act on the offensive and strike the first blow."
OPINION
July 17, 2003
Re "Unexplained Leaps," editorial, July 15: To call the American media polite and the British media tabloidists is to coddle the Americans and insult the Brits. With the exception of a few (like Robert Scheer), the American media have been on bended knee before this administration. Not so the Brits before Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Times says that Blair will be grilled about the "errant claim" on African uranium in President Bush's State of the Union speech. But who will grill Bush?
OPINION
April 11, 2004
Former CIA officer Thomas Patrick Carroll indicates that there was little that could have been done to stop the tragedy of 9/11 ("Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda and 9/11," Commentary, April 9). I disagree. What do you think the actions of FBI agents in Minneapolis and Phoenix would have been on Aug. 7, 2001, had they awakened to headlines that said "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S."? Of course we will never know, but it seems clear based on what is already in the record that they would have made more noise, perhaps causing their superiors to take more concrete action on their suspicions.
WORLD
June 28, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Iran said it would resume building centrifuges for its nuclear program, but U.S. national security advisor Condoleezza Rice expressed hope that diplomacy could resolve the situation. Iran's decision to resume building centrifuges, used to purify uranium, came after the nuclear agency's condemnation of Tehran last week for failing to cooperate with inspectors.
OPINION
March 27, 2003
Re "Simplistic, Yes; Anti-Semitic, No," Commentary, March 21: William Saletan clearly can't equate attributing negative powers to the Jewish people as a monolithic group with anti-Semitism. Perhaps he should ponder these questions: Why didn't Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) note that President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, political strategist Karl Rove and others are Christians?
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