from Newsweek article...
for whole article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4571338/
> All of this wrangling is sure to provide fodder for the presidential
> campaign. Clarke is perhaps not the most neutral source. Last year
> Clarke's best friend, Rand Beers, quit as the White House's
> counterterrorism chief after complaining-over glasses of wine on
> Clarke's front porch-about the wrong-headedness of Bush's plan to
> invade Iraq. Beers is now a principal foreign-policy adviser to Kerry.
> In the days and months ahead, Kerry will attack Bush for aiming at the
> wrong enemy; Bush will attack Kerry for waffling on the war on Iraq.
> Meanwhile, as we learn more about what the U.S. government did, and
> did not do, before 9/11, there is plenty of blame to go around for