So, I caught most of Richard Clarke’s testimony before the 9/11 commission today. That guy is so credible, it’s not even funny. Everything the Republican members of the commission tried to use to pick him apart, he just demolished.
I can’t overstate the significance of this factor, too: Everyone else I saw testify before the commission over the last two days went to great lengths to insulate themselves, or their bosses, from criticism; talking about what a fabulous job they’d done, how the attacks were completely unpredictable, and so on. Clarke got up there and said to the families of the victims, I’m sorry. I failed you.
Anyway, here’s some more good stuff, pre-testimony, from Slate’s Fred Kaplan: Dick Clarke is telling the truth.
Update: More Kaplan on Clark: Richard Clarke KOs the Bushies. Which is pretty much how I saw it, too.