By Zardoz Z. Bachman

Richard Clark during an interview on Meet the Press conducted by Tim Russert this past Sunday, has really done some damage to the White House. It paints a very disinterested picture on terrorism leading up to 9/11. What will be missed in the hoopla was discovering where the same interest was during the Clinton years ? This will be damaging for Bush. It is unclear to me what the White House can do except question Mr. Clark’s motives. In fact he contradicts himself in writing. Interestingly enough, he said he will be willing to let his closed testimony be opened to the public, placing even more pressure on the National Security Advisor, Ms. Rice to do the same !

It will be interesting to see the approach taken by both the White House and the leading Republicans regarding spinning this one ! Not a good weekend for the Bush administration. – zzb