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Terrorism / September 11 / Clarke's Book / Commission #750693

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 20, 2004
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The investigation into the attack on America introduced.

(White House: Rosiland Jordan) The view in a new book by former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke that President Bush wanted to retaliate after the September 11 attacks against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein examined; excerpts from "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" quoted. [NBC analyst Roger CRESSEY - says the administration's first concern was not terrorism.] [In NBC interview, National Security Advisor Condoleezza RICE†- defends policy.] Clarke's appearance next week before the 9/11 commission noted. [Commission member Richard BEN-VENISTE†- expresses shock that Rice will not appear before the commission.]

Williams, Brian;
Jordan, Rosiland

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