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9/11 Panel: Rice won't appear at public hearing

The commission investigating the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks said Wednesday that National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice had declined their request to testify at a public hearing next month. “We are disappointed by this decision,” commission members said in a statement Wednesday. “We believe the nation would be well served by the contribution she can make to public understanding of the intelligence and policy issues being examined by the Commission.” Rice met privately with the panel on February 7. The statement also asked President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to reconsider their decision to be questioned only by the commission’s chairman, former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean, a Republican, and its vice chairman, former Indiana Rep. Lee Hamilton, a Democrat. Full Story

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