question for the day:
remember earlier in the year, when the u.n. inspectors were in iraq? the inspectors wanted to speak to iraqi scientists about the country's weapons program, but the iraqi government would not let them be interviewed without a government minder present. bush argued that showed saddam had something to hide and that the presence of a government agent would only intimidate the witness and assure that the inspectors' investigation could not discover the truth.
fast forward to the present. the 9-11 commission (an entity that bush originally was against creating, only relenting after embarrassing news stories were published about it), now wants to interview u.s. government officials about intelligence failures leading up to 9-11. the bush administration, however won't allow witnesses to be interviewed "without the presence of a government colleague."
so, like with the iraqi inspections, does this mean that the bush administration has something to hide and that the administration is trying to assure that the commission does not discover the truth?
inquiring minds wanna know