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  •  Or in my case... (none)
    It's not won't contribute -- I'd love to, but I can't.

    But I can buy the books of the truth-tellers.

    It doesn't hurt one bit that Clarke's tale is absolutely gripping. That first chapter, especially, with the inside narrative of the events in the situation room is worth the cover price all by itself. Not in a take-Bush-down sense (indeed, Bush's initial reaction comes off a little better than I'd imagined it), but just for its vivid inside view of how the emergency was handled.

    Unfortunately, the next time terrorists hit -- and it will happen -- there will not be a Richard Clarke to step in and take charge. A number of the competent career professionals have been driven out. How many are left? How badly has the response capability to an emergency been degraded by the Bush admin's relentless politicization?

    Does anyone here think Tom Ridge is an acceptable substitute for a Clarke?

    Er, we'd really like you guys to go back to being a GOOD influence on us.

    by Canadian Reader on Mon Mar 29, 2004 at 04:36:43 PM PST

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    •  Not so sure (none)
      Don't be so sure. There are a lot of bureaucats, smart ones who don't like kool-aid, or being marginalized, or being outed, or or or

      Regime Change Begins at Home. Prune the Shrub in 04 --Snixiby

      by oofer on Mon Mar 29, 2004 at 04:57:33 PM PST

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