USA: will Condoleezza Rice talk about ‘African uranium for Iraq’ hoax scandal?


Bush apologists in the United States media, cartoon

From the New York Daily News in the USA:

Come talk to us, Condi … or we’ll make you!

NEWS WIRE SERVICES

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 4:00 AM

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Rice doesn’t need to tell Congress what she knows about President Bush’s claims Iraq was seeking uranium in Africa, because “the questions … have been answered,” her legal staff said yesterday.

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, threatened to subpoena Rice if she does not agree to appear before the committee.

Waxman wants to know what Rice knows about the claim President Bush made in his January 2002 state of the union speech – later discredited – that Iraq sought uranium from Africa.

“I hope we can work together over the next week to schedule a voluntary appearance by you before the committee,” Waxman wrote to Rice on Tuesday.

“That would eliminate the need for the use of any compulsory process.” …

Waxman also threatened yesterday to subpoena former Bush chief of staff Andrew Card, whom the committee wants to talk to about the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity to the media.

If Card can chat about it on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” then he can talk about it with Congress, Waxman said.

White House counsel Fred Fielding has declined to let Card testify.

“Mr. Fielding’s position appears to be that it is appropriate for you to discuss these matters on ‘The Daily Show’ but not before a congressional committee,” Waxman wrote to Card yesterday.

“You will not be surprised to learn that I take a different view of this matter.”

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