Clarke challenges Rice 9-11 interpretation

by on April 9th, 2004

WASHINGTON — Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism chief in President Bush’s national security council, said yesterday that his former boss, Condoleezza Rice, had a radically different interpretation of the events surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks, even though they basically agreed on the facts.

In a telephone interview hours after Rice completed her testimony before the 9/11 commission, Clarke described a White House operation that was pointedly and repeatedly warned of a mounting terrorist threat but did little to address it.

“There’s broad agreement on the facts,” Clarke said, “and a massively different interpretation.”

Etalkinghead Staff