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According to the BBC...

...the assertion in my previous blog entry -- that no serving Bush Administration official has apologized for allowing the 9/11 attacks to happen, and that no former official had done so before Richard Clarke's apology today -- may well be correct:

Mr Clarke began his testimony by offering an apology to victims of the attacks.

"Your government failed you, those entrusted with protecting you failed you and I failed you... For that failure, I would ask... for your understanding and forgiveness," he said.

It is believed to be the first such apology by a public figure.

Why did this take two and a half years? Why didn't it come from someone who bore more responsibility: National Security Advisor Rice, CIA Director Tenet, or Attorney General Ashcroft, or most of all, President Bush himself?


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I dunno, but I'm really glad that scary fish is finally off the bottom of my pseudorandom window.

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