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Rice’s Institute award appalling

Dear Editor:

Condoleezza Rice will appear at the tent on August 2 to receive the Aspen Institute’s Leadership award.

As the National Security Advisor to President Bush, she was not a leader but a follower. She implemented Bush’s will. As Bush and Cheney constructed a disastrous war in Iraq, she did not disagree, nor did she bring to bear opposing view, hers or other’s.



As Philip Shenon writes in “The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation,” presidential and senior briefings about Bin Laden came in 2001 on April 20, May 3, May 23, May 26, June 25, June 30 and July 2. While the U.S. Central Command went to “delta” on June 21, there was no record to show that Rice made special efforts to discuss terrorist threats with Bush. Rather, it appears that it was not a matter of special interest to either one of them; 9/11 happened.

Initiating a war with a country that had no role in 9/11 and intimidating the electorate with smoking guns and mushroom clouds is not leadership.



I am appalled by the anticipated action of the Institute.

Mabel Macdonald

Aspen


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