Our View

Mar 312004
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff


Shandra Jordan

J.J. Babb

Christopher J. Ortiz

Kyle Endres

President Bush has allowed security adviser Condoleezza Rice to

testify publicly and under oath in front of a Congressional panel

investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

This is a reversal from Bush’s prior stance of not allowing Rice

testifying, leaving himself and the administration open to attacks,

from Republicans and Democrats alike, including presidential

nominee John Kerry.

Bush argued that allowing Rice to testify would set a precedent

of a president’s advisers being compelled to testify in the


However, if Bush had not allowed Rice to testify, it would have

gone completely against the commission’s mission.

It is crucial and important that the public is allowed to listen

to the facts and truth that come out of this investigation of the

Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

It is also important to have Rice and government officials

testify under oath to add validity to their testimony.

We are glad Bush reversed his policy on this matter.

The public has earned the right to learn what happened (if

anything) that allowed the attacks to happen and what the

government did and did not know leading up to Sept. 11, 2001. The

government owes it to the people.

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